Technique Specialist, & Contemporary.
A Florida native who began her dance training under the watchful eye of world-renowned instructors from different backgrounds. At the age of 9, she began competing all over the United States receiving many awards including Top 10 national Soloist and regional champion. At age 15, she received a scholarship to work and perform with the Radio City Rockettes, age 16 she was invited to join the Joffrey Ballet School pre-professional program in New York City, age 17 she moved to Utah to further her dance education and joined Synergy contemporary company and was signed with Focus talent agency based in Utah and was hired for many commercials. Ms. Gustin is well known for her award winning choreography, and the recognition she's received for her amazing choreography. Ms. Gustin will make sure her dancers are not only great performers but also amazing technicians. “It doesn’t matter how old or young you are if you want something you have to put in the work to become the best, and you can be the best all you need is that desire in the classroom because in the classroom is where it all begins.” - Gretchen Gustini
Anita Young trained at The Royal Ballet School, joining The Royal Ballet Company in 1968 and was promoted to soloist in 1974. She performed many prominent roles in both the classical repertoire and “heritage” ballets of Sir Frederick Ashton. On leaving the company, she was offered the position of Ballet Mistress with Northern Ballet Theater before taking over responsibility for the Junior Associates of The Royal Ballet School based at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
Anita Young decided to build a career as a freelance Teacher, Choreographer, Coach and Mentor, specialising in the Cecchetti Major Exam work. She has been a guest teacher for the Michael Clark Company, and for schools, colleges and companies in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malta, South Africa and the USA. teaching positions at West Street Studios, The London Studio Centre, and The Central School of Ballet, as well as teacher to the Senior Associates of The Royal Ballet School.
Anita Young has also coached Professional Footballers, for the ‘FA’ at their ‘National School of Excellence’ in Lillieshall, as well as an American Football team and worked closely with United States Marine Corps, Sergeant, Harvey Walden IV, who is famous for the “Fat Club” UK television series, in which she also appeared, in 2002. She has also choreographed, and has given her own time, in support of Charities, appearing in many television commercials and promotional videos.
Anita Young was on the faculty of The Royal Ballet School’s ‘Lower School’ at White Lodge and the Artistic faculty of The Royal Ballet School’s ‘Upper School’. In 2016, Anita was a guest teacher at the ‘Paris Opera Ballet School’. In February 2019, she was awarded the MBE by the Princess Royal.
She started collaborating with the European School of Ballet in 2021.
Mrs. Young join 3NM Summer Dance Program in August 2022 as our Patron and has comitted herself to be at 3NMotion every summer.
Amy Freeman began her training at age eight with Mikhail Casalino and continued with the School of Ballet West ( currently Ballet West Academy) and the University of Utah. She is Certified in Vaganova Syllabus, American Ballet Theater’s National Training curriculum, PBT Progressing Ballet Technique and has completed the Royal Ballet Teacher Observation Program, Summer Intensive training and two Inspire seminars at White Lodge and the Royal Opera House in London. Her pedagogical training comes from masters such as Franco De Vita, Raymond Lukens, Inna Stabrova, Dmitriy Tuboltsev, Sarah Daultry, Samantha Leeman and Kathryn Morgan.
Ms. Amy is a member of IADMS, International Association for Dance Medicine and science and completes Harkness Center for Dance Injury courses biennially through NYU School of Medicine. Ms. Amy is a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist, giving her a working knowledge of the how muscles work together to create movement and how to treat and prevent injury.
Luba Gulyaeva- Ballet
Luba Gulyaeva graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in
Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Her instructors include
the famous N.V. Baltacheyeva, assistant to A.Y. Vaganova. Ms. Gulyaeva joined the Kirov (Maryinsky) Ballet Company from 1968 to1979 in Leningrad where she performed in ballets such as La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Le Corsair, Nutcracker, Legend of Love, Cinderella and others. In 1980,
Ms. Gulyaeva was invited by Jurgen Schneider to be a faculty member
of the Botsford School of Dance in Rochester, New York where she
taught intermediate and advanced classical ballet, pointe technique,
and variation repertory. She also coached students for competitions
and professional company auditions. From 1988 to 1989, Ms. Gulyaeva was invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to be a member of the faculty of the American Ballet Theatre School of Classical Ballet where she gave classes to the American Ballet Theatre dancers.
From 1989 to 1993, Ms. Gulyaeva was ballet coach at the Steps Ballet Studio in New York City. She also taught master classes at the AustralianBallet School in Melbourne and classes at the School of American Ballet in New York City. Ms. Gulayaeva has privately coached participants of the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS and the Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is well known as one of the finest teachers of the Vaganova ballet system and classical repertory.
Nicole Macaluso (Bateman) has been dancing since the age of three, including the styles of tap, lazz, Dallet, hip-nop, contemporary, and lyrical. Lap remains her absolute passion. Born and raised in Miami, Fonda, her training was surrounded by some or the nation's top talent. Micole nas train In ces in Insion or mers " In Shuffle Man' himself- Mike Minery. She has also participated in multiple workshops led by Brenda Bufalino, Ayodele Casel, Derick Grant, Aaron Tolson, Maud Arnold, Diane Walker, and many more. Her choreography has been recognized regionally and nationally, earning accolades throughout the country. Nicole graduated from the University of Florida in 2014. Where she earned her B.S. degree in Advertising and received her MBA from Florida International University in 2016. She also has training from the International Dance Teaching Standards (DIS program- a dance teacher certification program focused on skill acquisition and pedagogical practices. From 2011-2014, she was a member of Stomp the Swamp- a rhythm and tap group at the University of Florida focused on bringing light to the community through their passion for tap dancing. In 2014, she was head choreographer, earning them a spot to open for Ludacris and Foster the People at UF's Gator Growl. She was the Tap Director of a local studio in her hometown, previously a Regional Manager for a national dance competition, and has been judging talent for several years around the country. Apart from choreography, she is staff at Dance with Jax- a leading dance training program that offers convention-style opportunities in the Jacksonville, Florida community where she now resides. As a tap teacher, she takes pride in the tap programs she has developed and those she has had the opportunity to train; striving to instill a onve in her students and spread tap love!