Baird Ballet
Baird Ballet

Kathy Russell Baird
Artistic Director/Instructor

Kathy is a graduate from Kennesaw State University and was trained as a ballet dancer under the renowned Stanley Zompakos, a soloist under George Balanchine with the New York City Ballet.  She studied with Pavel Rotaru (from the Kirov Ballet)  in Atlanta and the Houston Ballet.   She also has attended Ballet Magnificat's intensive workshops for teachers numerous summers.  Several of the Baird Ballet students have received scholarships to study at Joffrey and Boston Ballet and have attended Ballet Magnificat summer intensive program.

Kathy started dance classes at the age of 3y and grew up performing for talent shows and school functions always winning 1st to 3rd place.  Upon graduating from High School, she became an assistant instructor for Clara Ellison School of Dance and became her successor.   She has taught ballet for Shorter College and workshops for Rome Ctiy School System.  She has devoted her whole life to performing and teaching.   She has performed in Rome Little Threatre and Ruth Mitchell's dance company production of the Nutcracker as the "Snow Queen' as well as danced various roles in  La Boutique Fantasque, Beauty and the Beast and Swan Lake.  Kathy has choreographed  and performed in numerous classical ballets to include  Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White.

Most recently, Kathy won the Judge's Award in her performances in the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge, 2011 and 2012. 



Dominique Kinsley

Contemporary/Modern and Jazz


Performance experience includes Skid- Komanse Dance Theater, Netflix in Raising Dion, Brianna Shelko Music Video, ACE Music Festival, Consume the Block, Dreamscape Atlanta and Social Media Markenting Conference and LABD Conference Dancer. 


TRAINING: Currently dances with Komanse Dance Theater Company in Atlanta, and a dance major at Kennesaw State University: other studies include Gotta Dance Contemporary in Atlanta and En Pinte School of Dance in Liburn, Ga.


                           Jonelle Smith

                 Modern and Jazz

eptember 2018

PERFORMED with Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance as principal dancer in Straight from the Heart, Roswell Dance Theatre's Modern Dance Company and featured in Sinfo-Nia's "A Black Tribute to the classial Arts" TV Pilot.  Currently a modern dance major at Kennesaw State University and performs with KSU.   Other studies include Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alvin Alley Summer Intensives, Murphy's Dance Studio and Ballet Theatre South in Albany, Ga.   


Katie Kiser

 Creative Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and ballroom


Katie Kiser has studied at Baird Ballet since the age of 7 and graduated from Shorter College in 2008 in accounting and University of West Ga in 2011 in math and science education. During her college years, Katie taught at the Baird Ballet and worked with preschool children at First Untied Methodist Church. Katie was a nominee for the Governor's Honor Program in dance in 2004. Most recently, she won the Judge's Choice award for her lindy hop routine in Rome's Celebrity Dance Challenge 2015.  Katie is available for private ballroom lessons upon request.

Madison Hall        Jazz and Tap


Madison began dancing at the age of 3 in her hometown and started competing at the age of 10.  She has won many region and national titles to include Fusion National Dance Competition.  She is a Shorter College student with studies in education and dance.  



2407 Garden Lakes Blvd

Rome, Ga.  30165



33 Jakeville Ave


                     Classes begin

         Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019                To-pre-register please print our registration (under tuiton/schedule tab) form and mail to the studio with $20 registration fee.  Fee is waived if register by August 3.  

Baird Ballet

2407 Garden Lakes Blvd

    Rome, Ga.  30165       


Technique Classes for the serious student


 7-8y Classes enjoy making friends

 Creative Dance      enjoys  rhythm games and props


preparing for the stage....

Print Print | Sitemap
© Baird Ballet