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Alice Wylie-Schmemann

Adjunct Instructor Department of Performing Arts

Born in Washington DC, Alice began her dance training with Jane Bittner and trained extensively with several other renown teachers including Dawei Zhang, Suzanne Farrell, Patricia McBride, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Violette Verdy, and Truman Finney. She attended Indiana University's prestigious School of Music where she received her Bachelor of Science in Ballet and French. Alice began her professional career as an apprentice with Ballet Austin. She went on to dance with Kim Robards Dance in Denver, with whom she later joined as a guest artist at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Alice danced for eight seasons with Washington DC’s CityDance Ensemble, under the direction of Paul Gordon Emerson, performing, touring, and teaching internationally throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America, Russia, and Eurasia. She has performed the works of Balanchine, Stephen Mills, Paul Taylor, Doug Varone, and Kate Weare among others. Alice served as Rehearsal Director for Christopher K. Morgan and Artists from 2012-2013. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Currently, Alice is an adjunct professor of ballet at American University and also teaches at CityDance. She is also an E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance and teaches yoga and pilates mat throughout the DC area.
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