Director of Guibord's North Country School Ballet
Associate Diploma thru Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London England (Continues to be a member of the society)
Licentiate Cecchetti USA
(Member & Served on the Eastern Commettee)
AA Degree in Dance from Stephens College
(Limon technique...H. Ann Gray)
BA Degree in Dance from Goddard College
(Graham technique...Mark Ryder)
Movement Instructor for Seton Academy
Founding Artistic Director of "The North Country Ballet Ensemble" for 26 years.
Under her guidance "The Nutcracker Ballet" became an annual event.
Ms. Guibord is a former member of Stephen's Dance Company and Mark Ryder's Dancers.
She opened Guibord's in September 1973 and continues to direct and teach dancers of all ages at the school. Under her direction, Guibord's is dedicated to providing a positive environment for dancers of all ages, keeping in mind that each student is a unique and special individual.
Her training after attaining her undergraduate degree includes the following:
Ballet 1974-1980 Madame Zare (Russian method) Montreal
Six week Summer courses training in Modern Dance Ballet & Choreography
Johnson State, Harvard, Toronto, San Francisco
Jean Spear, Cecchetti method
10 years commuting to Watertown, NY
Joyce Shietze, Cecchetti method
3 years comminuting to Ottawa, Canada
1978-79 Graduate Program (toward an MA) in "Movement" University of CT.
Summer of 2002 attended Cecchetti USA International Summer School
Summer of 2006 attended Canadian Cecchetti Seminar in Quebec City
Summer of 2007 attended Cecchetti USA International Summer School
Teacher's Cecchetti Workshop/Licentiate Level
November, December, January 2008-2009
Teacher's training under the direction of Mary Ross, Fellow and Examiner; Cecchetti Society of Canada
(The School of Dance, Ottawa, Canada) Licentiate level
January 19, 2009 Cheshire, CT
Passed Licentiate Exam Cecchetti
This is a teacher's ballet exam.
August 2009 attended the Cecchetti USA Intensive in Beaumont, Texas
August 2010 attended the Cecchetti USA Intensive in Santa Barbara, California
Oct 2009-July 2010 Training in Advance 2/Grade 10 in Montreal with Suzanne Plante,
Fellow and Examiner, Cecchetti Society of Canada
& Examiner National Dances/Ballet I.S.T.D., London England
Attended Cecchetti Workshop Cheshire CT
Oct 2013 to the Present
Currently: Observing classes in NYC on a regular basis Children's classes thru Adults.
All levels at Ailey's, Steps on Broadway, Peridance, Ballet Academy East,
& Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory of New York
Taking classes as a teacher in Ballet & Spanish Dance
Ms. Bonnie Black attained her BA in English with a minor in Theatre from PSUNY followed by an MA in Liberal Studies from PSUNY. As a dance teacher at Guibord's School of Dance since 1979, Bonnie has enjoyed working with dancers ages 4 through adult in ballet and tap dance. In addition to being an Assistant Artistic Director and Rehearsal Mistress for the North Country Ballet Ensemble, her expertise in the technical aspects of theatrical production has been an asset to the organization. Part of the artistic community of the North Country for almost three decades, Ms. Bonnie is a founding member and Business Manager of the community theatre group Friends of Theatre, Inc and a Past President (twice over) for the Council on the Arts for Clinton County.
Having taught Humanities and Theatre courses at Clinton Community College starting in 1992, Bonnie enjoys guiding students to the many resources for the arts in our community.
Ms. Bonnie is certified in 1st Aid, CPR & AED
BA Degree in Anthropology
MA Degree/London, England
Currently MA program at Columbia University, NYC
Awarded Teachers Certificate Level 1 thru Cecchetti USA
Marne is a graduate of Guibord's and the Lake Placid School of Ballet. She holds her Advance 1/Grade 9 certificate from Cecchetti USA2/Grade 10 professional exam. She returned to teach at Guibord's after a year at Stephens College as a dance major and then a year in the pre-professional Certificate Program for Ballet/Contemporary/Modern at Peridance, Capezio Center in NYC. She trained with Igal Perry, founder of Peridance, Liza Kovacs, Sidra Bell, Janna Hicks, Milton Meyers and others.
She has performed in a variety of pieces, including an original work by Sidra Bell
and Igal Perry's "Nutcracker Ballet."
She performed for five years in NCBE's "The Nutcracker."
She is thrilled to instruct at Guibord's when she can!
BA degree in dance Dean College May 2013
Graduated "Summa Cum Laude"
Awarded "Arthur W. Peirce Prize" an outstanding student award
Awarded Teachers Certificate Level 2 thru Cecchetti USA
Korinne lives in Queens, New York
Her goal is to perform in a professional modern dance company.
She attended the Alvin Ailey Independent Professional Study Program
having auditioned and been accepted March of 2013.
Tracy Inman, co-director of the Ailey School auditioned her.
While in the program she took: Daily Ballet Class Graham technique
Horton Technique Paul Taylor Technique and Rep with Carolyn Adams.
She holds her Advance 1/Grade 9 certificate from Cecchetti USA She continues her education on how to instruct ballet students, under the guidance of D. Guibord-Stay. She currently continues her dance training at "Steps on Broadway" "Aileys" and "Peridance". She takes yoga on a regular basis as well.
She has auditioned and attended:
2009 NYSSSA at Skidmore College
2010 The Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive
2011 The Paul Taylor Modern Dance Companies Summer intensive Ann Arbor, Mich
November 2011 Korinne was coached by Rebecca Kelly of Rebecca Kelly Ballet to perform the role of
"Queen of the North Winds" in NCBE's "The Nutcracker."
Dec 2011 The Paul Taylor Winter Professional Intensive, NYC
May 2012 Korinne performed a solo in Gregory Kings modern piece at Dean College
July 2012 she attended Toronto Dance Theaters 4 week summer intensive
Spring 2013 Dean Performance includes
Soloist in Napoli; staged by Laura Young of Boston Ballet
Martha Graham modern piece staged by Donlin Foreman
(20 years Martha Graham company)
May 2013 Korinne attended the John Lehrer Dance Company
intensive in Buffalo, NY.
June 2013 she took classes at the Paul Taylor Studio, NYC
and auditioned for the company
Summer of 2013 Korinne also instructed dance at Guibord's.
Awarded Teachers Cecchetti USA Certificate Level 1 at 16 years of age!
BFA in Painting & Sculpture with a minor in Italian from Buffalo State
Manager of 24 employees Spot Cafe Buffalo, NY
Has completed the course work to become a Certified Professional Welder Moving to Montana in the summer of 2019 to further her studies in welding
Currently Manager at Mes Que in Buffalo
Shares Studio space with 2 other artists in Buffalo She has had two paintings hung in the NY Governors office; Washington DC and one sculpture piece shown at the Univ. of Albany. As well as two paintings which were chosen to hang in the Deans office at Buffalo State. May to July, 2014
Kelsey traveled to Lativa working at the
International Sculpture Event held in that country every spring.
Kelsey grew up performing in NCBE's "The Nutcracker Ballet".
She danced the roles of: Claire Spanish North Winds in the Snow scene
Candy Canes Russian Waltz of the Flowers"
She & Korinne choreographed the battle of
K. Mouse & The Nutcracker; she performing as the Nutrcacker and Korinne as K. Mouse.
She also choreographed a version of Candy Canes.
She studied dance year round at Guibord's as well as in Lake Placid
June 2017 & 2018 Guibord's hosted the "Rebecca Kelly Choreography Workshop"
July 2018 Rebecca Kelly Ballet Performance in Lake Placid
Rebecca Kelly continues summer instruction at Tahawus Center
Au Sable Forks
Choreographer/Artistic Director, Rebecca Kelly opened the stage doors in 1990 to provide Onstage, an accessible and educational portal for students and audiences into the process of creativity, using Kelly's unique choreographic method for training. Soon after that Rebecca became associated with the dance community in Plattsburgh. The Choreography Workshop developed as well as creating original works for the North Country Ballet Ensemble