Belleville School of Ballet
Teachers
Octavio Nieto
Level 2 - Advanced
Ballet, Pointe & Variations
Is a native of Mexico. He began his ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus where he graduated with honors. He has danced as a guest artist with several companies and traveled to Central America, Mexico and the United States. He has been a principal dancer with Ballet Memphis, Ballet Midland, Texas, The State of Alabama Ballet, and El Paso Ballet. He has danced such leading roles Don Jose in CARMEN, Solor in LA BAYADERE, Oberon in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, the Beast in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Rothbart in SWAN LAKE. Mr Nieto is a ballet instructor and choreographer for Belleville School of Ballet.​
Patti Woods Harrington - All Levels - Ballet & Pointe
Aubrey Clayton
Mid Kids - Advanced
Ballet, Pointe & Variations
Growing up in Cullman, Alabama, Aubrey began her dance training at Cullman Ballet Theatre and the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She also received her earlier training under the instruction of Natalya Getman and Andrei Bossov, at the Bossov Ballet Theatre School, in Pittsfield, Maine. She traveled with Bossov Ballet to St.Petersburg, Russia to perform at the 2009 International Ballet Festival.
 In 2010, Aubrey began her professional career as a Nashville Ballet trainee and was elevated to a company apprentice in 2015. Under the direction of Paul Vasterling, Aubrey enjoyed performing in the following works: Carmina Burana, Peter Pan, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Swan Lake, role of Spanish in The Nutcracker, Seasons, and Something Wicked. While at Nashville Ballet, she had the opportunity to work with choreographers including Gina Patterson, Banning Bouldin, and resident choreographer, Christopher Stuart. In 2017, Aubrey performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where the Nashville Ballet made its debut appearance performing The Ben Folds Project as a part of the Ballet Across America series.
 During the 2016-2018 seasons, Aubrey danced as a company member with Ballet Quad Cities. Her highlighted performances included the lead role of Sugar Plum Fairy and Rat Queen in the Nutcracker, the Mad Hatter in BQC’s debut performance of Alice in Wonderland, and Lucy in Deanna Carter’s Dracula. Since moving to St. Louis Aubrey has had the opportunity to dance with the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) and she is currently a member of Ballet 314. When Aubrey is not dancing, she enjoys teaching at the Belleville School of Ballet and Dynamic Edge Dance Center. Aubrey is excited to be teaching her third year here at the Belleville School of Ballet.

Abigail Miles
Tap & Jazz
Sarah Pugh
Tap & Jazz
Hailey Lantermann
Hip Hop