Guest Faculty

Kathleen Black

Born in Raleigh, NC, Ms. Black trained at The Raleigh School of Ballet, was a member of the Professional Division and affiliate performance training company, Raleigh Dance Theatre. During the summers Ms. Black trained at American Ballet Theatre, The Harid Conservatory, Boston Ballet (scholarship) and the School of American Ballet (scholarship). In spring of 2012 Ms. Black was invited to become a trainee with Carolina Ballet and perform in Robert Weiss’ world premiere of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. She was promoted to apprentice in 2014, full company member in 2015 and is now a soloist.


Kathryn Daniel

Ms. Daniel graduated from The Raleigh School of Ballet’s Professional Division Program in 2008 and was a member of Raleigh Dance Theatre, The Raleigh School of Ballet’s pre-professional performance company.  As a student, Ms. Daniel performed company roles with Carolina Ballet and worked with Tyler Walters and the Duke Dance Ensemble.  Ms. Daniel continued her training in New York City with American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Programs.  She completed the teacher training program at The Raleigh School of Ballet under the guidance of Ms. Batchelor before joining the faculty in 2011.


Mary LeGere

Mary LeGere began dance training at nine.  At 17 she was awarded a scholarship to study at the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet.  In 1982 she joined the Pennsylvania Ballet, and became a soloist in 1986.  Her studies included work with Benjamin Harkavy and Lupe Serrano.  Working under the Artistic Direction of Benjamin Harkavy and later Robert Weiss her roles included soloist and principle roles in many Balanchine ballets including Symphony In C, Tarantella, Steadfast Tin Solider, and Concerto Barocco, as well as Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker.  Additionally she worked with choreographers Lynn Taylor Corbett, Merce Cunningham, Peter Martins and Paul Taylor.  Ms. LeGere joined the faculty of RSB in 1990, and served as Artistic Director of Carolina Ballet during its transition to a professional company.  Currently as Artistic Director of Raleigh Dance Theatre, Raleigh School of Ballet’s affiliate performance company, she oversees, along with Megan Marvel, the students’ performance training.  She recently was honored with the 2006-07 North Carolina Dance Alliance Annual Award. This award honors individuals who have made a significant life time contributions to the growth and development of dance NC.


Proffesional Division Student at The Raleigh School of Ballet performing ballet excersizes.