With an approach influenced by the Royal Ballet and European styles, I have developed a method to ballet instruction that allows many body types to be successful in dance.
In 1983, after being a student and performer in ballet for 15 years, Shirley Winters began her teaching career starting at Severance School of Dance and later teaching a various local dance studios. In 2005 Shirley opened her own business and in May of 2007, Shirley Winters Ballet moved into a new space at Cedar and Herndon Avenues in Fresno. The Shirley Winters Ballet dancers have been an annual participant at Youth America Grand Prix, an international youth ballet and contemporary dance competition in both San Francisco and Los Angeles since 2002.
Terra Williams is a graduate in Modern Dance from Oklahoma University School of Dance. Gifted as a choreographer, she was the two time winner of the Miguel Terekhov Ballet Choreography Award while at OU. Prior to her departure to university, Terra performed locally in Nutcracker doing Spanish Variation and Mouse Queen. In 2003, she placed 3rd at YAGP Los Angeles in ensemble titled Trio.