Ann Moser Trenka
Founder and Director
Pilates Instructor/ABT® Certified Ballet Teacher
Ann went to Moorestown Friends School and graduated from the National Ballet School in Washington, D.C. She danced with the Sacramento Ballet and performed principal roles with the Long Island Ballet Theater before joining the Frankfurt Ballet in Germany. Ann has taught ballet for nearly 30 years, including 20 years of anatomical study, injury prevention, and Pilates. Recently she taught for the Ballet Academy Program at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Ann is an American Ballet Theatre® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Program in Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Taylor Carey holds a BA and BFA from Montclair State University. Her performance credits include Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and The American College Dance Festival. She has performed professionally with Free Space Dance Company and Erin Pride Dance Company and in works by Doug Varone and May O'Donnell among others. She has choreographed and performed in two original works for Montclair State University. In December 2017, Taylor performed a feature dance role at the Ritz with Cooper River Ballet. When she is not performing, she is the director of the dance program at Timber Creek High School.
Anna Steiner began dancing in the suburbs of Chicago before training at Ballet Chicago under the direction of former New York City Ballet principal, Daniel Duell. Ms. Steiner received her modern dance training at Lou Conte Dance Studio, home of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. There, she had the honor of receiving instruction from teachers such as Claire Bataille, Birute Barodicaite, and Winifred Haun, among others. Ms. Steiner is thrilled to be joining the staff of Cooper River Ballet. She hopes to encourage and support her students as they learn about their own unique potential as dancers and human beings.
Guest Modern Teacher
Henry E. Roy is a former principal dancer with the Philadelphia Civic Ballet Co., the Joan Kerr Dance Co., and Sybil Dance Co. His formal dance training includes: Webster College; African dance at the Katherine Dunham School in East St. Louis, Illinois; Alvin Ailey School in New York, on scholarship, before relocating to Philadelphia and to Temple University, where he received his BFA in dance and has completed one year of study toward his masters. Henry is the recipient of the Temple Universities Future Faculty Fellowship Award and has and extensive teaching history in the US and abroad. As a guest teacher Mr. Roy has conducted workshops and residencies throughout the United States and abroad having taught in Aquary, Iceland, Tokyo, Japan, and Brussels, Belgium. A dedicated teacher with a commitment to excellence in dance he is currently adjunct faculty at Rowan University in Glassboro NJ and a member of the teaching staff at City Dance Academy in Perth Amboy, NJ. He is recognized as a teacher with a broad technical background and comprehensive knowledge of various traditional and contemporary dance styles all of which unite seamlessly in his teaching and choreography.