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Joy Squire founded the Taylor Dance Program in 1967 and from this program founded Taylor Ballet Americana in 1981. In an area without sound knowledge of classical ballet, she was successful in introducing and then guiding the company into the well-known and respected organization it is today.
 
Patricia Squire Lorenz accepted the position of co-artistic director in 1993. She began her studies with Taylor Dance Program and Dance Detroit. After receiving a scholarship to the New York School of Ballet, she moved to New York City and studied with Richard Thomas and Daniel Levens; later with David Howard. Patricia appears on several of David Howard's training videos. Professionally she danced with Montgomery Ballet, Ballet Michigan, and Tulsa Ballet with Roman Jasinski.

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Taylor Ballet Americana's annual performance schedule includes traditional, classical, and contemporary ballets, as well as a critically acclaimed Nutcracker. An outreach program provides entertainment and cultural enrichment for area schools and community sponsored events.
 
Dancers with the company are given the opportunity to perform in a professional environmcnt and explore the possibilities in dance available to them. Summer workshops are held each year, with master teachers instructing in various styles of dance.

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