Our Instructors

Kevin overbey, owner and artistic director

Kevin Overbey danced professionally for more than 15 years with nationally recognized companies such as the San Antonio Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Nevada Ballet Theatre.  He was a guest performer in several productions with Ballet Tennessee, and Dance Alive in Florida.  In his professional career he danced roles such as the Cavalier, Snow King and lead Waltz in the “Nutcracker,” Dracula in “Dracula,” one the four couples in Balanchine’s “Allegro Brillante,” and he worked with many prominent choreographers.   Ovrerbey also performed in the acclaimed Bally’s show “Jubilee” in Las Vegas, and “Red Hot” in Shanghai China

Overbey taught ballet throughout his performing career.  He taught company class for Ballet Tennessee, and was on the staff of Academy of Nevada Ballet Theater, teaching advanced ballet for several years. Overbey has a degree in Education from University of Nevada Las Vegas which helped him associate ballet pedagogy with the physical, mental and psychological developmental stages of his students.  

Areli perez, jazz and modern

Areli began dancing for Mr. Overbey as a young child.  She developed a passion for dance and went to Meredith College where she majored in dance.  Areli's favorite forms of dance are Modern and Jazz, which she shares with students at Southside Dance Studio.  Areli also helps Hendersonville Ballet and Southside Dance studio with photography and video promotions.  Ms. Perez also works with Henderson County Public Schools as a community liaison for the Migrant Program.  

amanda glover, hip hop and advanced tap

Amanda Glover began dancing at the age of two at Merle’s Dance Place in East Flat Rock, NC. She trained and competed in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, and acrobatics for 16 years at Merle’s until the studio eventually evolved into Relevé Performing Arts Center. She performed on the East Henderson High School dance team during her high school years.

Upon graduating high school, Amanda attended East Tennessee State University where she performed on the Buccaneers’ dance team and trained in college ballet courses. She transferred to Western Carolina University in the Fall of 2012 and began a minor in dance, training under Karyn Tomzcak, a former Rockette, and multiple other professional dancers. Amanda trained in various styles of dance at WCU, including Broadway style tap, ballroom dancing, jazz, musical theatre, modern, ballet, floor barre, and dance anatomy. During her time at WCU, Amanda participated in multiple on-campus performances, such as WCU Dance Showcases, Black Mountain College Art Show, Dillsboro Festival of Lights, “Arts Alive @ 125,” and numerous others. In 2014, she visited New York City to perform with the Legacy Rockette dancers in A Salute to Rockette History II, while taking multiple classes at Broadway Dance Center during her visit. Amanda worked as a dance tutor at the university, as well as taught hip-hop/contemporary dance at Angie’s Dance Academy in Canton, NC during her time at Western Carolina University.

Amanda currently works as a speech-language pathologist; however, continues to explore and share her love for dance as she teaches and choreographs non-competitive/competitive hip-hop routines for local studios and dance teams in Western North Carolina. She is ever-grateful for the significant impact of dance education in her life and desires to foster a love for dance in the lives of others.

Veronica Zink, Advanced  Ballet and Pointe

Veronica Zink has been a professional ballet trainer and coach in the United States and England for over twenty years.  She trained in England, Boston, and New York, received her teacher certification from the Associated Arts School in London, furthered her studies at the Boston Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet Schools, and was soloist in Rhode Island Ballet Theatre.  She has taught in the California State University system and was Ballet Mistress for Amherst Ballet Theatre and the Academy of Performing Arts as well as in private studios across the country.  Her students have been accepted at such schools and universities as the Kirov Academy, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory of the Arts, Washington Ballet, Houston Ballet, Interlochen Arts Academy as well as Juilliard, SUNY/Purchase, Florida State, UNCC, and Winthrop.  She also has students who have danced in Broadway shows.  On a personal note, Ms. Ronnie lives with her cat, Tika.  She also has a daughter Louisa, who was a professional modern dancer, and 2 adorable granddaughters, Paloma and Monica. 


Joy Shanahan began dancing at age 11, and studied tap, jazz, ballet, and modern under the instruction of Missy Fincher, Alyssa Wullimann, and Ronnie Zink.

 Joy attended Appalachian State University, where she majored in dance and took classes in numerous techniques, including ballet, modern, jazz, and African dance. Some of her professors included Regina Gulick, Sherone Price, and Susan Lutz. Joy has also taken master classes with artists such as Abraham In Motion, Ballet X, and Heike Salzer. 

During her time at Appalachian, she studied pedagogy, body work, and choreography, and had the opportunity to dance in and choreograph for main stage dance ensembles. She has had her choreographic work featured by Stokes County Arts Council and Tryon Fine Arts Center. Joy graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2022, and is working with students at both Southside Dance Studio and Dance Dynamics.  


Christal Foreman was born in Miami, FL and grew up in a highly diverse culture, dancing everything from hip hop and salsa, to swing dancing. However, these forms of dance always felt in lieu of an unattainable ideal. “Ballet was the kind of dance I really longed for, but it was always out of reach and not available to me growing up so I just pursued every kind of dance I could. It was always dancing that made me feel really alive.”

As a young adult, Christal’s ballet career began to take shape under the tutelage of Valerie and Fernando Concha. Valerie had an impressive dance career including being a Rockette and owning her own dance studio in New Orleans, which is where she met her husband, professional ballet dancer Fernando Concha. But it was the personal inspiration of working closely with such a unique “dance couple” which first began to give Christal the courage and fundamentals to pursue her lifelong dreams of becoming a lifelong student of classical ballet.

Christal has since danced professionally with the Asheville Ballet enjoying the ability to perform alongside her four daughters each year in “the Nutcracker”, “My Mama Had a Dancing Heart,” among many other productions. She studied Safety and Release Technique, under Lindsey Kelley, while at the AB. Lindsey studied SRT directly from BJ Sullivan. She has also studied under tutelage of Veronica Zink both at the River Arts Ballet and at Southside Dance. Christal designed and taught a summer ballet program in Rutherfordton, NC; a skill she developed from the very beginning of her career when she owned only a small studio space where she taught ballet, contemporary, and oversaw the breakdancing crew her sons ran for several years.

Having received her teaching certification from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Christal is now teaching ballet at Southside School of Dance, where her daughters are company dancers. Because she understands how we were all created to dance, Christal is passionate about helping others experience the joy, freedom, and magic that only dancing can reveal.

John Landovsky, guest instructor for advanced ballet

JOHN LANDOVSKY was born in Riga, Latvia. Mr. Landovsky's extensive performing career has affiliated him with several dance companies on the mainland and abroad, including International Ballet Company, Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, The Roland Petit Ballet in Paris, and Wurttenberg Stats Opera in Stuttgart, Germany. He has shared the stage with many renowned artists including Rudolph Nureyev, Henning Kronstrom, Erick Bruhn, and Helgi Thomasson. Mr. Landovsky was the choreographer for ten years at Chicago's Candlelight Dinner Theatre where he won the Joseph Jefferson Award for best choreography. 

Mr. Landovsky has taught at many prestigious schools including the University of Illinois, National Academy of Arts in Champaign, Illinois, Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, Texas Christian University, and the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. He has served as the Artistic Director of Bartlesville Civic Ballet in Oklahoma, Duluth Ballet in Minnesota, and Ballet Hawaii. 

Since founding HSB, John Landovsky has had a formidable presence as a ballet teacher who is passionate about his art and about teaching students, many who now teach or perform professionally. Students of Mr. Landovsky have performed with American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet, Ballet West, Nederlands Dance Theatre, and on Broadway, and have participated in numerous prestigious international ballet competitions.

Anna marie holmes, guest instructor for swan lake and advanced ballet (March 2023 Residency)

Anna-Marie Holmes (born April 17, 1942) is a Canadian-born ballet dancer, educator and choreographer. Holmes received an Emmy Award in 2000 for her staging of Le Corsaire for PBS. She was the founder and co-artistic director for the International Academy of Dance Costa do Sol in Portugal.


Holmes was a soloist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet from 1960 to 1962 and a guest performer with the Kirov Ballet during the early 1960s, the first North American dancer invited to perform with them. Holmes has also performed with the London Festival Ballet, the Scottish Ballet, the Berlin State Opera, the Dutch National Ballet, the Chicago Ballet and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. 


In 1985, after retiring from performing, she joined the Boston Ballet as ballet mistress and was named that company's artistic director in 1997. She also served as dean of faculty for the Boston Ballet's Center for Dance Education. She left the Boston Ballet in 2001. 


She has taught at The Royal Ballet in London, the Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo and the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. Holmes was founder and co-artistic director for the International Academy of Dance Costa do Sol in Portugal. She has been artistic director for the school of the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Holmes has also been artistic director for the Jacob's Pillow dance festival. In 2006, she was co-founder of Ballet Adriatico, a summer festival in Italy.


Holmes danced a pas de deux with her husband in Norman McLaren's award-winning film Ballet Adagio. The pair were also featured in Grant Munro's documentary Tour en l'air, which won first prize in its category at the American Film Festival.


Holmes is known for her restaging of classic ballets, particularly those from Russia, such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadère and The Nutcracker. Various choreographers including Agnes de Mille, Peter Darrell and Ruth Page have created works for her.

Holmes is also co-manager of Editions Anna-Marie Holmes, a publishing house for ballet music.

catherine gaudreau, guest instructor for advanced ballet 

Catherine Gaudreau visits several times a year to work with our advanced ballet dancers. Catherine Goduco Gaudreau was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and studied ballet with Anna Marie and David Holmes and furthered her studies at the Nutmeg Conservatory under the tutelage of Sharon Dante. She attended the School of American Ballet as well as North Carolina School of the Arts. She was a principal dancer with the Alabama Ballet and danced numerous leading roles including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, Aurora in the Sleeping Beauty to name just a few. She also danced leading roles in George Balanchine’s “Allegro Brilliante” and “Tarantella.” She had the opportunity to work with such choreographers as Vicente Nebrada, Val Caniparoli and Michael Smuin when she was a soloist with Ballet Florida dancing ballets such as “Our Waltzes” by Nebrada, “Lady of the Camellias” by Caniparoli and Smuin’s “Quattro a Verdi.”  Catherine has also trained with Ruth Petronovic in the Revolutionary Principles of Movement (RPM) that honors all traditions of ballet and is based on anatomy and kinesiology. She was a coach for the United States team for the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland 2001. She currently teaches throughout the Southeast as well in Chattanooga where she resides.