Octorara Ballet School is committed to teaching honor, perseverance and creativity: skills that will enable our children to live with excellence and to bless their neighbor.
Gwen Potter, Director
Gwen began her dance training when she was eight years old. Her first memory of performing as a Page in Sleeping Beauty: her entire part was to walk around the stage holding the end of the Queen's robe.
She studied ballet at the School of the San Francisco Ballet, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Hope College, University of Michigan, Nantes School of Ballet (France), Studio 1 School of Dance, and Sylvia School of Dance.
She especially enjoys choosing beautiful classical ballet music for Story Ballets, designing costumes, and working with the delightful Octorara Ballet Staff Team.
Gwen and Mark have been married since 1986: without Mark's support, Octorara Ballet never would have happened! They love spending time with their four grown children and four grandchildren.
Octorara Ballet School exists to bring beauty, hope and excellence to our community through the art of ballet. We are not your typical dance school. No inappropriate costumes, competitions or sassy attitudes. We offer high-quality dance instruction in a kind and loving environment. Beautiful performances, good manners and lots of joy!