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Alecia Good is the Artistic Director of the Miller Marley Youth Ballet Company and heads up the ballet department at the Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice.  She was a principal dancer for 13 years with the Kansas City Ballet, formerly the State Ballet of Missouri.  While with the Kansas City Ballet, Good performed numerous principal roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker, SwanildaiIn Coppelia and the Firebird.  She was very fortunate to have the experience of performing many Balanchine leading roles in Concerto Barrrocco, Apollo, Western Symphony and The Four Temperaments. Good has also performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet Company, Atlantic City Ballet, and the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City.  Good began her studies in her hometown of Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary.  She continued her studies at the School of American Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet on full scholarships. Alecia has been a guest teacher with the Kansas City Ballet, Lincoln Midwest Ballet and Dance St. Louis.  Each summer she returns to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet to teach at their summer intensive.



The Miller Marley Youth Ballet was founded in 1997 as a non-profit ballet company comprised of talented and dedicated young dancers. The company’s focus is on excellence in training and developing a professional performance atmosphere for the dancers.  It has been the goal of Alecia Good to promote the art of dance through education and community performances.  The company is made up of 22 dancers ranging in age from 12 to 16, who study under the directorship of Good, as well as instructors from the Kansas City Ballet.  The company presents two major performances each season showcasing many original works by local and national choreographers, as well as emerging artists.  The Youth Ballet has had a very successful 8 year run, with many performances being sold-out. Last spring the company debuted it’s first full length ballet, “Sleeping Beauty” with a cast of 79 dancers from the Miller Marley School.  The Miller Marley Youth Ballet has enjoyed being a member of RDA for three years.  This June, 12 dancers will travel to Austria for two weeks of performing with the Tanzsommer Festival.

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