Dejea Green - Ballet Faculty
Dejea Green started her dance training at the age of three at Galle & Collins Dance Academy where she studied Classical Ballet under Annie Galle Collins, a former member of the Royal Danish Ballet. During her years at Galle & Collins she also studies tap, acrobatics, and jazz under Ed Collins who has performed in numerous Broadway and TV shows such as West Side Story, Gypsy, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, the Jimmy Dean Show, and the Bell Telephone Hour. In 2008, at the age of 13, Dejea was accepted into a six week summer intensive at The Dance Theater of Harlem. From 2009-2010 she assisted teaching ballet to young children in the Poughkeepsie area under Annie Galle at the YMCA. She also has experience on the stage as the lead female role of Lola in her High School's production of Damn Yankees. Dejea joined Poughkeepsie City Ballet in 2012 and has danced as a Swan in New York Academy's production of Swan Lake in 2012.