Artistic Director and Ballet Instructor Kevin Overbey received most of his ballet training from Anna Marie Holmes. He trained in summer sessions at UNCSA and the National Academy of Arts with Petrus Bosman. Overbey made numerous trips to NYC to train with master teachers such as Madame Darvash, David Howard, and Wilhelm Burmann.
Overbey danced professionally for more than 15 years with nationally recognized companies such as the San Antonio Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Nevada Ballet Theatre. He was a guest performer in several productions with Ballet Tennessee, and Dance Alive in Florida. In his professional career he danced roles such as the Cavalier, Snow King and lead Waltz in the “Nutcracker,” Dracula in “Dracula,” one the four couples in Balanchine’s “Allegro Brillante,” and worked with many of the current choreographers. He also performed in the acclaimed Bally’s show “Jubilee” in Las Vegas, and “Red Hot” in Shanghai China.
Overbey taught ballet throughout his performing career. He taught company class for Ballet Tennessee, and was on the staff of Academy of Nevada Ballet Theater, teaching advanced ballet for several years. Overbey has a degree in Education from University of Nevada Las Vegas which helped him associate ballet pedagogy with the physical, mental and psychological developmental stages of his students.
Overbey is the Director of Southside Dance Studio, and he is the main ballet teacher for the school. He brings a rich, eclectic knowledge of ballet technique, and an ability to make that technique comprehensible to his students. He has been successful in helping his students transform technique into artistry and has several former students who have or are dancing professionally.
Overbey has been teaching ballet since 1980, and is a lifetime learner. He continues to study the latest teaching theories, as well as anatomy and kinesiology. For his knowledge, experience, and success as a master teacher of ballet Overbey gives thanks to his Heavenly Father.
4110 Hendersonville Rd. Ste. 50, Fletcher NC 28732 828 684 2118
We offer classes for ages 3 through young adult, with levels of beginning through advanced. We have the most affordable prices in WNC. We have a family friendly, non competitive, and supportive environment, We develop the students technical, and artistic abilities and knowledge. All classes participate in our Spring Performance, with beautiful modest costumes and appropriate music. We are the home of Hendersonville Ballet : a Nonprofit Student Performance Company