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Gloria Tuohy Continued

Selected Roles: Snow White (Snow White) and Coppelia (various roles), with the Volska Ballet Company, Baker Street, London; Finian's Rainbow (Suzanne), Gentlemen Prefer Blonds and Oklahoma with the Surry Light Operatic Society, England. Established and choreographed a six-member dance ensemble in London.

Founder, owner and operator of the Imperial Dance Studios (Crown Point, Valparaiso and Hobart, Indiana), 1979 until present (name changed in 1991 to Indiana Ballet Theatre NW, Inc.)

Director, Choreographer and Costume Designer: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Firebird, Gaite Parisienne, Peter Pan, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Thumbelina, Coppelia, USO and High Teas and Outreach Community Shows - Indiana Ballet Theatre NW, Inc.

Childrens Director for Moscow Ballet's Great Russia Nutcracker - Arie Crown Theatre.

Some Accomplishments of Students: Acceptance at workshops and summer intensives with the Joffery Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet, Nashville School of Ballet. Acceptance at Butler University, Ball State University, The Academy in Chicago, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Columbia College, scholarships for Ball State University, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Florida Youth Ballet, Butler Unviersity, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Florida National Workshops; awards of trophies at statewide competitions; Broadway professional performers, Hubbard Street Dance professional.

Arranged and directed original dance tours to Bahamas, Disney Florida, Festival de Cozumel in Mexico, toured Hampshire, London and Paris, toured France, Germany and England.

Judged numerous dance competitions.

Piloted a graded ballet program with Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance - six students traveled with Ms. Tuohy to the London headquarters and passed ballet exams that are internationaly recognized, receiving Highly Commended and Honors Certifications as dancers and teachers.

Books twenty local performances annually, including hiring guest performers and orchestras, scheduling rehearsals, renting scenery, and negotiating facility and talent contracts.

Created "Ballet Outreach" programs traveling to areas that help Safe Harbor, Boys and Girls Clubs, children of all ethnic and sociaeconomic levels, K-12 students to participate in learning dance so they may perform with the professionals at IBT.

Organizes yearly intensives and workshops bringing in renowned artists for the direct benefit of the students at IBT.

Lobbied successfully for the Lake County Indiana Commissioners to dedicate the Historical Nurses Home Building for use by Indiana Ballet Theatre NW, Inc. as a non-profit centre for the arts.


Rochelle School of Ballet, England. Began dance training at an early age with Madam Rochelle of Paris Opera Ballet. Studied under French Cechetti system and took graded examinations at the Volska Ballet Company and the Cechetti Headquarters in London. Attended workshops at the Royal Academy of Dance, England. Studied with Ruth Valiquette, Greg Begley, Marcus Alford, Terryl Polk, Gelsey Kirkland and Larry Long. Merit Certification with Highly Commended and Honors scores, Cecchetti, London. Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Master of Dance Certification. Federation for the Promotion of Dance Educators Workshops.

Accrediations & Affilations

National Dance, Silver and Gold Medels Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Master of Dance member, 23 yrs Regional Arts Council Chamber of Commerce, Crown Point, Merrillville, Hobart. South Shore Arts Lake Shore Television and Radio - Advisory Board American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Leadership Northwest Indiana