Mobile Ballet Faculty

Katia Garza - Artistic Director - Mobile Ballet

Artistic & School Director – Katia Garza

Katia Garza is a native of Piedras Negras Coahuila, Mexico and trained in Monterrey, Mexico in the Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey, graduating in 1995. After graduation, she joined Ballet de Monterrey and after six months was promoted to Soloist and a year later Principal Dancer, under the direction of Fernando Bujones. In 1997, she was invited by the Compania Nacional de Danza in Mexico City to dance the Black Swan in Swan Lake and also performed as a guest artist with Panama Ballet.

Israel Rodriguez - Ballet Master - Mobile Ballet

Ballet Master – Israel Rodriguez

Born in Camaguey, Cuba, Israel Rodriguez began his classical ballet training at the age of eight at the famed Vocational Art School, where he won the school’s Best Performer Award in recognition of his critical command of requisite ballet skills. Israel began his professional dance career with the Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso, where he performed as a Soloist. His abilities earned him the opportunity to tour with the Ballet, and he performed in many different countries including Greece, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico. In 1994, Israel became a Principal dancer with Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico under the direction of Fernando Bujones.

Kimberley Sears - Mobile Ballet

School Director, Eastern Shore – Kimberley Sears

Kimberley has been a faculty member of Mobile Ballet since 2005 and serves as Mobile Ballet’s Eastern Shore School Director. Born and raised in England, she attended The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge and Northern Ballet. Kimberley has performed many roles in well-known classical ballet and musical theater productions in the U.S. and the U.K.

Sydney Adams - Mobile Ballet

Sydney Adams

Natalie Blevins

Lillie Conner

Savannah Crabtree

Leila Cruthirds

Angie Dussouy

Angie Dussouy

Kathryn Noletto Felis

Noel Hanley

Madelaine Ireland-Briggs

Elizabeth McGinley

Ashton Meredith

Miya Mobley

Kris Nobles

Alicia Reding

Paige Weller - Mobile Ballet

Paige Weller

Raley Zofko Zampieri - Mobile Ballet

Raley Zofko Zampieri

Mobile Ballet Staff

Operations Manager

Kendra Utsey


Manager of Development & Communications

Amanda Napper


School Registrar

Alicia Borowski


Assistant to the Director, Eastern Shore School

Lee Weatherby Partridge


Eastern Shore School Receptionist

Heather Rodgers


Administrative Assistant

Jordan Smith


Set Coordinator

Mike Case


Wardrobe Coordinator

Jo Ann Olivera


Assistant Set Coordinator

Amanda Murdick

What’s New?

A Look Back at Mobile Ballet’s 2021-2022 Season Learn more >>

Mobile Ballet’s 2020-2021 Reimagined Season Learn more >>

Mobile Ballet 2019-20 Season Opens with Katia Garza’s Final Principal Role in Giselle Learn more >>