Voice & Piano Faculty

Our Friendly supportive staff at The Ballet School and Performing Arts Studio are all professionals in their fields. All of our Ballet teachers have trained at The Ballet School and have grown up under the philosophy and teaching of our technique and positive atmosphere. This provides very consistent training in our academic levels.

Our Performing Arts Studio Staff are all working theatre professionals. Directors, Choreographers, Actors, Set Designers, Playwrights, Casting Directors, Musical Directors, Composers, Film Actors, Dialect Coaches, Fight Choreographers, Theatre Managers, Producers and Stage Managers.

Lareen Fender, Founder The Ballet School

Lareen began taking ballet in 1935.  By 1940 she was studying with the great Dorothy Perkins in Kansas City.  Dorothy Perkins “Perky” was a student of Enrico Cecchetti and Joseph Pilates. Lareen was one of Dorothy Perkins most beloved students.  By 1948 Lareen graduated high school and moved to New York City where she studied at Studio 61 in the old Carnegie Hall Studios. {more}

Voice & Piano Teaching Staff 

Marcus Klinger

Marcus Klinger has been a professional pianist for the past 30 years, a regular on Bay Area Stages ... Read More

Vince Perry

Vince has been singing, acting and playing piano for as long as he can remember. Vince is the ... Read More

Catherine “Katie” Bartomeo (Sabbatical)

Originally from New Orleans, Catherine recently moved to the Bay Area after living in Wichita, KS ... Read More

Josselyn O’Neill

Josselyn is a bay area native and is ecstatic to be a part of the Performing Arts Studio staff. She ... Read More

Leandra Ramm

Leandra Ramm is a classically trained mezzo-soprano who’s singing has been described as “beautiful ... Read More