About the Director 
The ADT director and instructor for most classes at ADT is Carol E. Zagar (Miss Carol). Miss Carol has a four-year degree (BA) in dance from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She began studying ballet at the age of five with Jack Louiso, choreographer for the Cincinnati Opera Ballet. She continued training in Chicago at the Ruth Page School of Ballet (American Ballet Theatre style) and the Ellis DuBoulay School of Ballet (Royal Ballet style).

After graduation from Butler, Miss Carol went on to become principal solo dancer and ballet mistress for the Michiana Ballet in Elkhart, Indiana. At the same time she was principal dancer for the Southhold Dance Theatre in South Bend, Indiana. Another season was spent in residence with the Evansville Ballet as a principal solo dancer. She spent ten seasons as a solo dancer with the Stephen Foster Story in Bardstown, Kentucky including the show's 1985 tour of Japan. Miss Carol was a featured dancer in the 1989 Derby Dinner Playhouse Jefferson, Indiana production of 42nd Street. She is the choreographer for the critically acclaimed Tappin' TNT, ADT Ballet Ensemble, and West Hardin Middle School Lakeside Singers. For the past 20 years she has served as choreographer for the award winning Hardin County Schools HCS & Company and the Central Hardin High School Belles and Beaux Show Choir. Miss Carol has been the choreographer for the Youth Theatre of Hardin County since 1985 including such productions as The King & I, Hello Dolly, Annie, Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof, Meet Me in St. Louis, Cinderella, Crazy for You, Singin' in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, and 42nd Street.

Miss Carol has also choreographed Brigadoon, OKLAHOMA!, The Sound of Music, The Princess and the Pea, Guys and Dolls, Dames at Sea and The Music Man for Hardin County Playhouse, East Hardin High School, Central Hardin High School, and the Elizabethtown Community College Home for the Arts.

Miss Carol has a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky. She is a therapist with Rebecca Massey Physical Therapy Associates. She has 2 children William Robert and Alice Darlene. 
Dale Brannon 
Dale Brannon was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he began his training at Jordan College of Music under Avril Johns and Jack Copeland. Later, he continued his studies at the Stuttgart Ballet School in West Germany under the direction of Anne Wooliams. Graduating into the Stuttgart Corps de Ballet, he toured extensively throughout the world dancing many solo roles. Mr. Brannon has worked with some of the most notable choreographers of our time including John Cranko, Glenn Tetley, Kenneth Mac Millan, John Neumeier, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe and Erik Bruhn.

In 1981, Mr. Brannon returned to America to join the Louisville Ballet as a principal dancer. There he created numerous works for the company including Carmina Burana, Journeys... To Babylon, The Seasons, and Alice In Wonderland. In addition to his works in Louisville, Brannon choreographed two ballets for Dennis Wayne's dancers in New York, which included his critically acclaimed Standing On the Wind. Following his initial work in Louisville, Brannon danced with Ballet Met in Columbus and choreographed The Pied Piper on their student division.

Throughout his career, Dale has found great fulfillment in teaching and coaching young artists and students, many of whom now dance professionally in Europe and the U.S. He has expanded the scope of his choreography to full narrative story ballets, created for students together with professional soloists, thus providing schools and academies healthy and professionally enriching performance vehicles for their students. In addition to teaching several intermediate and advanced ballet classes, Dale also stages and choreographs many of our ballet productions. 
Kathy Sawyer 
Kathy Sawyer is retired from the Louisville Ballet Company, where she was a principal dancer. During this time she worked with Frederick Franklin, Peter Anastos, Sallie Wilson, David Parsons and several others, dancing in their ballets as well as the classics. As principal dancer, her lead performance roles included Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Odette in Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, Juliet, and the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker Suite. She has also danced professionally with the Joffrey Concert Group and the San Antonio Ballet Company. She joined the Louisville Ballet Company in 1986.

Kathy is recognized nationally as a fine teacher and coach. She has been a guest teacher for the Louisville Ballet School, Corpus Christi Ballet Company, Northwest Florida Ballet, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet and the Evansville Dance Theatre. She is a frequent master teacher and judge at dance conventions, most recently at Dance Masters of America. Kathy teaches our intermediate ballet and variations classes. 
Tamara Begley 
Tamara Begley earned a BFA in Choreography and Performance from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and is a 2001 graduate of the Youth Performing Arts School. Tamara is currently a member of Beth Rodriguez Dance Projects and co-produces MOVING COLLECTIVE, a venue to promote the works of independent choreographers and bring greater awareness of contemporary dance to the Louisville Region. She has performed with John Gamble Dance Theatre in North Carolina, Amir Kolben and Jessica Marchant in Washington, D.C., as well as with Christephor Gilbert's jan street dance theatre and Art! Art! Barking Dog Dance Company in Louisville. Tamara was awarded an internship in Washington, D.C. at Dance Place, one of the nation's most prolific presenters of dance. She also teaches modern dance at the Louisville Ballet School, Studio SILK at the Clifton Center, and Allegro Dance Theatre in Radcliff. 
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