Faculty & Staff

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.

Zoe Lombard Todd - Director - Mobile Ballet

School Director, Eastern Shore – Zoe Lombard-Todd

Zoe has served on the Mobile Ballet faculty for 22 years, including 11 years as Associate Director of the Mobile Ballet School at our Eastern Shore location. As a Principal dancer with Mobile Ballet, she performed numerous roles including Clara in The Nutcracker and originated the roles of Mina in Winthrop Corey’s Draculaand Stella in Winthrop Corey’s A Streetcar Named Desire.

Sydney Adams - Mobile Ballet

Sydney Adams

Marianna Hanceri - Mobile Ballet

Marianna Haceri

Kimmie Hise - Mobile Ballet

Kimmie Hise

Renata Pavam - Mobile Ballet

Renata Pavam

Alecia Reding

Kimberley Sears - Mobile Ballet

Kimberley Sears

Paige Weller - Mobile Ballet

Paige Weller

Raley Zofko Zampieri - Mobile Ballet

Raley Zofko Zampieri

Angie Dussouy

Angie Dussouy

Isabella Benton - Mobile Ballet

Isabella Benton

Caylee Farni - Mobile Ballet

Caylee Farni

Natalie Blevins

Michelle Bowman

Lori Conner

Annette Porter-Ham

What’s New?

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

One Night Only Learn more >>

Netflix Documentary to feature Mobile Ballet’s Artistic Director Learn more >>