Christin Hanna

Artistic Director

A Lake Tahoe native, Hanna founded Tahoe Youth Ballet after she danced professionally in New York City and throughout the United States, most notably as a founding member of New Chamber Ballet. Tahoe Youth Ballet has established itself as a cultural cornerstone of the North Lake Tahoe community for residents and visitors alike, introducing innovative repertoire to local dancers and audiences, including the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, established with longtime friend Constantine Baecher.

Sierra Walsh

Ballet, Stretch & Strength

Sierra Walsh is a founding member of Tahoe Youth Ballet, originating several roles during her time in the company from 2008 to 2013. Sierra has trained at many prominent schools throughout the country, including Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, American Ballet Theatre, LINES SF, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and a year on full scholarship at Manhattan Youth Ballet. Also a certified yoga teacher, Sierra has returned to Tahoe and shares her breadth of technique experience and artistic integrity with the next generation of Tahoe's young dancers. 

Sherrie Peterson

Creative Dance, Ballet 1

Sherrie started her dance training at the age of 6 years old. At 14, she added jazz and modern dance to her repertoire and began teaching. She has performed in major productions of Giselle, Swan Lake, Camelot and A Chorus Line. She also has choreographed many productions such as the Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz and Grease. Sherrie founded Sierra Nevada Dance in 1996 in Truckee and in 2010 established the Truckee Youth Dance Ensemble, a community dance company that helps create, promote, and perform new ideas in dance. Sherrie's choreography and teaching experience brings a unique style to dance students of all ages.

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