Our Faculty

Ballet Nouveau’s classical ballet faculty are all ABT® Certified Teachers, who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.


Our Faculty



Kristen S. Stevenson – Managing Director & Founder

Kristen S. Stevenson is a Ballet Professor at the Peabody Conservatory and the Managing Director of the Ballet Nouveau School. Stevenson is an American Ballet Theater certified teacher and a partner teacher with ABT’s Project Plie program. Continuing her passion for ballet pedagogy, Kristen Stevenson was awarded a National Visiting Fellowship with the School of American Ballet in 2021. She has been recognized for her contemporary ballet choreography featured in the Youth America Grand Prix and her trainees have consistently placed top 12 in classical solos for Youth Grand Prix Paris.  She originally fell in love with ballet at the age of 2 and continued her studies with The Washington Ballet on a full scholarship, the Peabody Preparatory, The Julliard School, The Dance Theater of Harlem, The Donetsk Ballet, and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She holds both certification and membership with the Royal Academy of Dance and has performed on major stages such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Merriam Theater. Although Stevenson enjoyed performing, her true passion is ballet pedagogy & teaching the next generation of dancers and she has successfully done so for the past 15 years.
Kristen Stevenson is ecstatic to continue educating and sharing her passion for fine arts by influencing others through dance.

Cyra Duncan – Rehearsal Director

Faunai Brown – Instructor

Terrell Kellam – Instructor

Jayden Green – Instructor


Ballet Nouveau is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATERE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dance health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consist of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT® certified teacher, Kristen Stevenson – Ballet Nouveau Artistic Director, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive and Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.