Mrs. Lee began training in the arts at the Dallas Ballet Center, where she performed with City Dance Theatre in many classical ballets, such as Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker. She also trained for a summer on scholarship with Ballet Magnificat, a Christian dance company in Jackson Mississippi.
Soon Mrs. Lee had the wonderful opportunity to study dance at Southern Methodist University. She was able to choreograph for their popular Brown Bag show and perform in new and classic works Such as Balanchine’s Serenade, and the re-staging of Agnes de Mille’s The Four Marys all in SMU’s Bob Hope Theater.
SMU gave her the opportunity to train in the Martha Graham technique, classical ballet, and contemporary jazz, with styles from Balanchine to Horton. After graduating Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a BA in English, Mrs. Lee decided to pursue dancing as well as teach English Literature. Since graduation, Mrs. Lee has attained over 5 years of professional directing and performing experience, created three full length contemporary ballets on professional dancers, taught workshops, and trained dancers in classical and contemporary ballet. Her choreographing and performing experience has taken her to such places as Meyerson Symphony Center in collaboration with Arts District Chorale, as well as several performances at the Perot Museum to name a few.
Mrs. Lee’s decision to remain local gave her the opportunity to perform for two years with Contemporary Ballet Dallas as a company member (Now Ballet Dallas), 5 years with Gaudium Dance Movement, as well as performed for 7 years with Festival Ballet of North Central Texas in their professional production of The Nutcracker.
Mrs. Lee enjoys, teaching, encouraging, and inspiring artists of all different ages; she enjoys performing and taking advanced/professional classes when traveling to new cities; In 2017 she had the fun opportunity to take open advanced ballet classes over the summer at Pacific Northwest Ballet while living in the Seattle area which was always a dream as a kid.
Apart from dance, Mrs. Lee enjoys reading dance and kinesiology literature, theology, church, and spending time with her husband and three children.