Genevieve Le Gall Fortner (director) began her dance training with the Princeton Ballet School. She also studied with the Hartford Ballet School, The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Ballet Magnificat, and Le Centre de Formation Regional de la Danse in Nantes, France. She graduated magna cum laude from Belhaven College in Jackson, MS, with a BA in English and a minor in dance. She immediately joined the ballet company under the directorship of Kenn Tolle, Hosanna Sacred Arts in Nashville, TN and later taught and danced with Ballet Mississippi in Jackson, MS. Her performances include The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia, Carmina Burana, Mississippi Opera's Orfeo ed Euridice, and American Ballet Theatre's Don Quixote. She continues to guest perform and has guest taught in several schools around the nation as well as abroad in France. Locally, she has taught ballet and modern at the University of Mississippi. She is the founder of Oxford Ballet School and co founder of the non-profit, Oxford Ballet Association. She currently directs, teaches, choreographs and performs for Oxford Ballet School and serves as artistic advisor to the Oxford Ballet Association, Inc.



   Genevieve Fortner, Founder/Director