DAN THOMPSON, School Director, studied ballet in his early years with Robert Davis, a former professional dancer from Washington Ballet. He has taught and danced with Young People’s Ballet Theatre, Ballet Michigan, Flint Institute of Music and University of Michigan-Flint Theatre. Dan’s specialty in our school has been as teacher for our Boy’s Class and Pas de Deux class. Last year, he developed our school’s “Ensemble” group which offers a performance opportunity for our school’s dancers who are not members of our company. In addition to his work with YPBT, Dan serves as the Artistic Director for the Nutcracker Ballet Theatre Company production in Port Huron, Vice-President of Trust Theatre Ensemble, and works as IT Manager at Landaal Packaging Systems. He has a degree in Computer Science, and has also studied technical theatre at the University of Michigan-Flint.