Angelica South is the Artistic Director and President of the Board for our Fine Arts Academy. She was the artistic director and choreographer for United Talent’s student productions of Clara’s Dream (2014, 2015), The Little Match Girl (2016), Stars & Stripes (2017), Snow White (2017), The Little Prince (2018), Peter Pan (2018), Rapunzel (2019) and is currently in production of Hugo coming October 2019. She in her fifth season teaching at United Talent as a Senior Dance Instructor.
This is her ninth year teaching dance to kids of all ages, she has been a guest ballet intensive teacher at Studio Dance, Dancer’s Pointe, Fitch’s School of Dance, and Ballet Etc. Dance Institute. Angelica performed for six seasons as a professional dancer with the Lexington Ballet. With the company she has performed title roles in: Afternoon of a Faun (The Nymph), The Nutcracker (Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Columbine Doll, Dewdrop, Marie, Spanish soloist), Giselle (Peasant Pas de Deux), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), The Koln Concert, Alice in Wonderland (Alice), The Solider’s Tale (The Princess), and Scheherazade.
Angelica has danced with Allegro Dance Project (2017) and been a guest dancer with Central Virginia Ballet (2015). Angelica is originally from Traverse City, Michigan where she trained under the direction of Thomas Morrell at Ballet Etc. Dance Institute. While still in school she performed in the youth companies, Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre and West Michigan Youth Ballet.
Angelica has attended summer intensives with the Bolshoi Ballet in New York City, America Ballet Theatre Collegiate Intensive, The Harid Conservatory and the Grand Rapids Ballet. In 2013, Angelica competed in the Youth American Grand Prix regional competition in Indianapolis and received first place in the Pas De Deux category along with an invitation to the finals in New York City. She was accepted into the year-round program at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia.
Angelica would like to thank all of her family and friends for supporting her in achieving and accomplishing her goals and dreams. She is very thankful for all the opportunities presented to her and is so grateful for all of her students; they bring her joy and so much inspiration every day!