• Megan Ross

July 2019

Updated: Jul 9, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of the Barriskill Faculty Newsletter! We're hopeful that this monthly newsletter will condense all of the information you need to know into one, easy to get to place! Look for a newsletter in your email on the 5th of each month for the most up to date events, to do's, and studio information. All of the Faculty newsletters will be available anytime on the Staff Page of the website.

Join us in welcoming New Faculty Members!

  • Bradley LaGois: Teen Hip Hop and Jazz 6

  • Chris Strauss: Conservatory and Pre-Professional Ballet

  • Devin Sweet: Ballet 3 and 4, Acro

  • Marie Hopkins: Beginning Modern

  • Sarah Anne Perel: Conservatory Ballet

Back to School Meeting:

The first day of classes (Aug. 24) is quickly approaching and it is time to schedule our pre-season meeting. At this meeting we'll greet our new faculty as well as cover the Faculty/Staff Handbook, Recital Info, and any other questions you might have. Please fill out the below When2Meet with your availability ASAP so we can get this meeting on the calendar:

Save the Date!

Barriskill's Back to School Party will be on Friday, August 16. More details coming soon.

July Payroll:

Your timesheet for all of July 2019 is due in your mailbox upstairs before Thursday, July 25.

Bios and Headshots:

Please look over your bio and headshot on our People page here and send any updates to Mari ( or Megan ( We offer faculty headshots on the same day as Nutcracker headshots and send out that date as soon as we have it.

Staff Page:

  • The Staff Page can be accessed by going to the "About" tab of our website, clicking "People", scrolling to the bottom and clicking the blue button that says "Staff Login" The password is "Faculty2019". This is where you will find the Faculty Newsletter, Studio Reservation Schedule, and Sub Schedule.

  • The 2019-2020 Calendar can be found here . Please note the dates that the studio is closed and Parent Observation Week.

  • The 2019-2020 Faculty Handbook can be found here

Morning Ballet Class is Back!

We are bringing back the Wednesday morning ballet class from 9:30-11:00am July 17-August 7. This class is free to Barriskill teachers and $10 for drop-ins. Invite your friends! Chris will teach July 17 and 24 and Elliot will teach the remaining dates.

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