About the Authors

Kim HungerfordKim Hungerford

The Ballet Source Founder/Blog Author

Kim is a dance teacher in St. Louis, MO. This is her ninth year of teaching experience. She grew up dancing in an incredible ballet program at DaySpring School of the Arts in St. Louis. Her first years of teaching included teaching to students in Madrid, Spain before returning to the States, teaching at various schools and being first exposed to the Ballet Arts for Young Children program teaching in a classroom of 5-7 year olds at DaySpring.

Kim lives in St. Louis with her husband and their three beautiful children.


Robyn HartleyRobyn Hartley

Blog Author

Robyn is a former dancer with the Alabama Ballet.  The bulk of her training includes Vaganova and Balanchine with heavy RAD training sprinkled throughout her teen years.  She has been teaching ballet for over 20 years and is currently living in St. Louis with her three children and working at various schools throughout the city.