Our Faculty

Anna Donnelly
Ballet, Modern
Anna Donnelly is a trainee with the Lexington Ballet, and is currently a junior at the University of Cincinnati, College – Conservatory of Music where she is receiving her B.F.A in ballet. She grew up training at the Howard County Ballet, where she performed numerous roles such as Clara, Arabian, and Snow Queen in the Nutcracker. She attended an arts high school, where she was able to study and perform in ballet and modern. She also attended summer intensives, including The Rock School for Dance Education, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey, and New York Dance Project with whom she trained in Florence, Italy. Anna is excited to teach at FSB, and is feeling inspired as she continues her dance journey.
Kathy Gale

 Kathy Gale received her dance training in Chatsworth, California, studying first with Donald P. Journeaux and later with Sheila Rozann. Her favorite style of dance is ballet, and as a child she was often seen leaping down hallways and using countertops in place of a barre. She was thrilled to get back into dance as an adult when her daughter, Shannon Gale, opened the Frankfort School of Ballet. Kathy began teaching at FSB in 2003, and currently teaches Adult Ballet and Level I Pre-professional Ballet. She is also a company dancer with Gale Force Dance.


She is looking forward to another inspirational year of dance and performance with both new and returning students, and as always, she will be attending FSB's upper level ballet classes because they keep her in great health.


As the owner of the Boogie Boutique, she is happy to help dancers find the dance attire they are looking for and will gladly special order items that are not in stock. The Boutique is open during class hours and by special appointment.

Jaddyn Sage
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Youth, Friday Night Dance Parties
Jaddyn Sagle graduated with a B.F.A in Dance from Ball State University. While in school she shadowed Sidra Bell of Sidra Bell Dance New York, received the Aspire Grant for Undergraduate Creation, and produced a body of work for an Immersive Learning Unit. After graduating, Jaddyn danced with OYO Dance Company for two production seasons. She then performed with New Hippie Entertainment and produced the second installment of her grant show, Yesteryear. Jaddyn is now performing with Gale Force Dance Company. She has taught Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Creative Movement, and Modern dance throughout her dance career.
Dorothy Smith
Ballet, Circus Flow Arts, Tap, Youth
Dorothy Smith began her dance training at the Frankfort School of Ballet at age 8 and never stopped dancing.  Because of the excellent instruction she received at FSB, she was able to graduate into the pre-professional program at Lexington Ballet, where she appeared in a number of productions including Coppelia and Les Sylphides.   Dorothy began to incorporate circus, fire, and flow arts into her dancing and has danced professionally with Calypso Flow Performance Arts and Spun out Fire in both Kentucky and New York.  She is looking forward to continuing her ballet studies later this summer with a term at the Detroit Ballet, and she is training for a certification in Acro Yoga.
Asher Taylor-Dawson
Acro, Ballet, Youth
Asher Taylor-Dawson is a company member of Gale Force Dance and CirqueLouis and an apprentice at Lexington Ballet. Born in Connecticut, he trained in ballet and modern dance at Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts (Hartford, CT) and Louisville Ballet, and in aerial arts and group acro at Suspend Louisville. He has attended summer intensives at International Gymnastics Training Center, Lexington Ballet, Mam-Luft & Co, and Pilobolus. Asher holds a BS in Psychology from Indiana University with a concentration in neuroscience that informs his approach to dancing and teaching.

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