Meet Our Instructors
Owner and Creator of The Ballet Burn®
Margot Martin has been immersed in the art of movement for over 27 years. At a young age she fell in love with ballet and was driven to success by her passion and perseverance. At 16, Margot left Ursuline Academy of Dallas, TX to study with the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA. At 17 she was hired as a founding member of the Carolina Ballet directed by Robert Weiss, a protégé of George Balanchine’s.
Kaley Jensen was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a major in dance and minor in business. While there, she performed and toured with the Theatre Ballet Company all four years.
Originally from San Antonio, Catherine discovered her love for movement at a young age in her first dance classes. She began her early training with Scott Conway and Buddy and Susan Trevino at the San Antonio School for the Performing Arts, and holds a BFA in Ballet from Texas Christian University.
Shannon was born in Santa Barbara California and began taking ballet classes at an early age. She continued dancing through college where she earned her bachelor of fine arts in performance and choreography from Arizona State University.
Lia Karagianopoulos is a Baltimore-born artist who graduated Cum Laude from Towson University in with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a specialization in Pre-Physical Therapy studies.
Daley Kappenman grew up traveling the country with her family, but no matter where the military sent them she always kept dancing. It wasn’t until their final move to Ft. Rucker, AL, where her mom enrolled her at the Andalusia Ballet Academy, that she truly fell in love with ballet.