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Megan Furno has been at CCB for 18 years. She trained under the direction of Ron Jones where she has taken that training and applied it to her students over the past 12 years. Megan has taught all levels at the academy and within the company, starting with PB I all the way through Senior Company. Megan is also heavily involved backstage during performances as a Backstage Director where she has also made sure to include her husband, PJ Furno, in all the fun and backstage excitement! Megan has a Bachelors in Health Information Administration, a Masters in Public Health, and is a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. In addition to teaching and volunteering at CCB, Megan is a Performance Improvement Specialist at Augusta University Medical Center. In her “spare time”, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and making frequent trips to Disney World. One of the greatest joys in Megan’s life is her daughter, Jocelyn, who has already, at the age of 2, shown a true love of ballet and has shared the stage with her mom in this past production of The Roar of Love.

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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; Carmen in the tragic story of Carmen; Swanhilda in Coppelia; and one of the five featured dancers in Tony Farrell’s unforgettable Red Wagon.  Mrs Toole is the Fine Arts Program Coordinator and Lead Dance Teacher at Davidson Fine Arts.  She is a member of the National Dance Association, the Royal Academy of Dance and Phi Delta Kappa.

My name is Danielle Enz & I am 17 years old & a senior in high school.  I have dancing with Columbia County Ballet since I was 5 years old.  I am so honored to get to share the wonderful experience Columbia County Ballet offers to young dancers!!

Hi!  I'm Emma Polhill.  I am homeschooled & in 8th grade.  I have been dancing for 8 years, & have been member of CCB's Performing Company for the past 4 years.  When I'm not dancing I enjoy swimming & hanging out with friends.

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 and Virginia.  Among Ms Daniele’s major choreographic works are Zephyr’s Pond, Joy to the World and Holiday IN!  ‘Ms Lia’ is moving to Augusta with her husband who is part of the Fort’s Cyber Intelligence Staff.  This fall she will be the Lead Dance Instructor at the new Charter School, SAIL, opening in August, and we will have the pleasure of having her teach every Monday at Columbia County Ballet.