HENDERSONVILLE

BALLET

To schedule an audition to perform with Hendersonville Ballet please contact us at contact@hendersonvilleballet.org

About Us


Hendersonville Ballet is the performing company supported by Southside Dance Studio. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit. Our mission is to provide professional performance experiences for our community while enhancing the training of our dancers.

Our company dancers must take a minimum of three ballet classes a week, at an Intermediate to Advanced level. You do not need to study dance at Southside Dance to be in Hendersonville Ballet. We welcome all trained dancers.

Company members provide their basic equipment and pay a fee of $50 per month, which covers all costumes and performance expenses as well as rehearsal time and instruction/choreography. Dancers must maintain consistent attendance for studio rehearsals and attend all dress rehearsals and performances. The majority of our funding comes from community donations, which are tax deductible, and revenue from our performances.

If you are interested in additional information, please feel free to contact us at contact@hendersonvilleballet.org. We would love to answer any questions you might have or to send you information about sponsoring our performances or providing a scholarship for a company member.

Kevin Overbey, Director

Kevin Overbey danced professionally for more than 15 years with nationally recognized companies such as the San Antonio Ballet, The Atlanta Ballet, and Nevada Ballet Theatre. He was a guest performer in several productions with Ballet Tennessee, and Dance Alive in Florida. In his professional career he danced roles such as the Cavalier, Snow King and lead Waltz in the “Nutcracker,” Dracula in “Dracula,” one the four couples in Balanchine’s “Allegro Brillante,” and he worked with many prominent choreographers. Overbey also performed in the acclaimed Bally’s show “Jubilee” in Las Vegas, and “Red Hot” in Shanghai China.

Overbey taught ballet throughout his performing career. He taught company class for Ballet Tennessee, and was on the staff of Academy of Nevada Ballet Theater, teaching advanced ballet for several years. Overbey has a degree in Education from University of Nevada Las Vegas which helped him associate ballet pedagogy with the physical, mental and psychological developmental stages of his students. .

Overbey is the Director of Southside Dance Studio, and he is the main ballet teacher for the school. He brings a rich, eclectic knowledge of ballet technique, and an ability to make that technique comprehensible to his students. He has been successful in helping his students transform technique into artistry and has several former students who have or are dancing professionally.

Overbey has been teaching ballet since 1980, and is a lifetime learner. He continues to study the latest teaching theories, as well as anatomy and kinesiology. For his knowledge, experience, and success as a master teacher of ballet Overbey gives thanks to those he has worked under and his Heavenly Father.


John Landovsky, Guest Instructor

JOHN LANDOVSKY was born in Riga, Latvia. Mr. Landovsky's extensive performing career has affiliated him with several dance companies on the mainland and abroad, including International Ballet Company, Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, The Roland Petit Ballet in Paris, and Wurttenberg Stats Opera in Stuttgart, Germany. He has shared the stage with many renowned artists including Rudolph Nureyev, Henning Kronstrom, Erick Bruhn, and Helgi Thomasson. Mr. Landovsky was the choreographer for ten years at Chicago's Candlelight Dinner Theatre where he won the Joseph Jefferson Award for best choreography.

Mr. Landovsky has taught at many prestigious schools including the University of Illinois, National Academy of Arts in Champaign, Illinois, Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, Texas Christian University, and the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. He has served as the Artistic Director of Bartlesville Civic Ballet in Oklahoma, Duluth Ballet in Minnesota, and Ballet Hawaii.

Since founding HSB, John Landovsky has had a formidable presence as a ballet teacher who is passionate about his art and about teaching students, many who now teach or perform professionally. Students of Mr. Landovsky have performed with American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet, Ballet West, Nederlands Dance Theatre, and on Broadway, and have participated in numerous prestigious international ballet competitions.

Tigre MacPherson, Guest Choreographer

Tigre MacPherson was born in Syracuse, New York. She began dancing at the age of 2 at her mothers dance studio, which immediately sparked her passion for dance. Growing up Tigre majored in dance at Bak Middle School of the Arts, and Dreyfoos School of the arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has worked with well known choreographers including Julie Branam, Eliana Gerard, and Billy Bell. She furthered her education at the Paris Ballet and Dance Conservatory and danced lead rolls including Odette in Sleeping Beauty, Mercedes in Don Quixote, Clara and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker to name a few. Tigre also danced with the Radio City Rockettes and Broadway productions including the Wizard of Oz, Marry Poppins, and 42nd Street. Tigre has been teaching dance for 8 years and also is a Certified Personal Trainer. She has always had a strong passion to help kids flourish and develop a love for dance as well as building self confidence and self esteem. She believes that there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a student or client succeed and achieve their goals. She feels extremely lucky to do what she loves every day and share her love for dance and fitness.