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.
As a native of Jacksonville Florida, Carmen Cage attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts majoring in dance graduating in the top ten percent of her class. Carmen also furthered her pre-professional dance training at Jacksonville Center for the arts for 15 years. She is a 2018 gradate of Sate University of New York (SUNY) Purchase Conservatory of Dance, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance, and a minor in Arts Management.
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.
Emily Bernet is a Dallas native and the co-founder of Bombshell Dance Project. As Co-Artistic Director and choreographer for Bombshell her work has been presented at Moody Performance Hall and the Sammons Center for the Arts, and well as at festivals including the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, The Dance Gallery Festival, and Austin Dance Festival.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Austin was most recently seen performing in the North American tour of The
Phantom of the Opera. Prior to that, she spent three years as a company member with Bruce Wood Dance in Dallas, TX.
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.
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.