PreBallet, Elementary Syllabus, Pre-Pointe, Office Assistant/Receptionist

Gracie Hill began her dance training at the Columbia County Ballet at the age of 3.  Her instructors have included Ron & Kathleen Jones, Renee Toole, Lia Daniele, Megan Furno, Gabe Hughes, Michael Viator, Matthew Conway and Rebecca Moffatt...

Advanced/Intermediate, Pointe Curriculum, Coach

Renee  Toole was the Principal Dancer with the Augusta Ballet for years.  Among her memorable roles are the Sugar Plum Fairy in Balanchine’s Nutcracker with partner Ron Jones; Myrtha, Queen of the Willis, and Giselle in the classic story of Giselle...

Intermediate Technique, Pointe

Anna Moldovan began her dance training as young child with Kathleen Jones at the Columbia County Ballet.  Other instructors have included Ron Jones, Renee Toole, Michael Viator, Megan Furno, Lia Daniele & Jessica Carroll...

Ron Jones - COACH

PreBallet

Sophia Hill began her dance training at the Columbia County Ballet as a young child.  She studied under Kathleen Jones, Ron Jones, Renee Toole, Lia Daniele, Megan Furno, & many more. In addition, she attended Summer Dance Intensives at Ballet Fest 2016 in Atlanta, GA with Juan Sanchez and has taken Master Classes with Abby Lee Miller, Christin Arthur & Dana Tai Soon Burgess...

Jessica Hughes-​Executive Director

Jessica Hughes grew up at the Columbia County Ballet.  She was 5 years old when her parents opened the doors of what has become recognized in this community and beyond for excellence both in ballet training and in theatre performance...

Advanced/Intermediate, Pointe, Coach

Lia Daniele has performed with the famed Joffrey Ballet and around the world in both contemporary dance and musicals.  She has taught in NYC at Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center as well as in Las Vegas, Pittsburg, Delaware & Virginia...

MEET OUR STAFF

The Columbia County Ballet has assembled over the years a staff of excellence both administratively as well as in the classroom and production studios.  Our Office Staff are thoroughly trained to address the needs of our newest students and their families.  

The Ballet's Founding Directors' combined expertise forms the basis of a thorough and meticulous training system which spans from the youngest pre-ballet student through the levels of graded technique and into the demanding skill level of the pre-professional.

Teachers trained within the system are carefully aligned to instruct the level of dancer they are most effective in working with.

Guest Instructors work with advanced levels weekly at the studio.  

Ron Jones-Artistic Director / Lead Coach

Ron Jones studied ballet in Detroit Michigan with Sandra Severo under a full scholarship awarded by the Ford Foundation.  Ron's first job was with the Atlanta Ballet under the direction of Robert Barnett where he rose to Principal Dancer status... 

Modern, Advanced/Intermediate

Gabriel Kellen Hughes began his dance training as a young boy under the direction of Ron Jones at the Columbia County Ballet.  He attended Davidson Fine Arts and graduated a year early from this prestigious school...

Advisor/Marketing/Choreography

Stephen Jones began dancing in his hometown of Augusta, GA where his parents own the Columbia County Ballet.  His early training concentrated on classical ballet... 

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