Shelly Svoboda is dedicated to teaching the passion and joy of dance. Ms Svoboda began dancing at The Corvallis School of Ballet with Robert Irwin, of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Later in Lansing, Michigan, she studied with Virgiline Simmons, the president of the Ceccetti Council of America. Upon high school graduation, she continued her dancing with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet professional training program.
Later returning to Corvallis to visit family, Ms Svoboda connected with Eugene Ballet Company, where she was a member for six years. In 1987, Ms Svoboda purchased The Corvallis School of Ballet from Tom Irwin, renaming the school The Regional School of Ballet.
Ms Svoboda continues to train as a teacher with such renowned instructors as David Howard, Michael Owens, Mary Price-Boday, Pacific Northwest Ballet Company Instructors’ Program, Karen Clippenger, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Teachers Training Program. She is a member of the American Academy of Ballet.
Ms Svoboda’s goal is to provide a positive, effective and safe environment to train.