Born in Hong Kong, China, Yolanda received her ballet training at Jean M. Wong school of ballet, following Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and has completed pre-primary to advance level exam with distinction. She competed at Hong Kong Ballet Stars Award and received 2nd, 3rd place. In 2003, She was awarded Margot Fonteyn Scholarship to continue professional training at the Washington school of ballet under Mr. Kee Juan Han. Later she joined the Atlantic City Ballet Company where she performed in Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Dracula & Concerto Vivaldi... For the past years she has been sharing her passion of ballet with her students and two daughters. Yolanda is excited and committed to nurturing BalletCNJ's youngest dancers, as they develop into the best and most confident dancers that they can be!
Krista Pinkerton began her training at the Pennsylvania Dance Institute and joined Dance Del Bello as a company member in 2011. She then continued her training at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia on Scholarship. Krista recently completed a one year Traineeship at American Repertory Ballet in Princeton, NJ and performed in their productions of "The Nutcracker", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Our Town". In 2014, Krista began the Professional Training Program at Ballet Central New Jersey where she performed in their production of "The Nutcracker" as the Sugarplum Fairy and other soloist and principal roles in their productions of "Les Sylphides", "Carmen", "Etudes", “Sleeping Beauty”, “Les Patineurs”, “Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1”, Paquita, and “Giselle”. Krista also competed in the Youth American Grand Prix Competition in Philadelphia. Ms. Pinkerton currently dances professionally with Brandywine Ballet in West Chester, PA.
Dancer Division Ballet, Pilates,
& Contemporary Instructor
Jeeseon Chung (Ed.M., B.F.A) has her Master's Degree in Dance Education with K-12 Dance Teacher Certification (NJ CEAS) from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her family immigrated to Voorhees, New Jersey when she was in 6th grade. Her love for dancing began during her training in Seoul, South Korea, at the Cecchetti Ballet School. She continued her training in dance at South Jersey Ballet Theater, performing in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Cinderella continuing to develop her artistry. Her dance journey continued into her undergraduate study. She graduated Cum Laude from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a B.F.A. in Dance. During her undergraduate studies, she has worked with Keith A. Thompson, John Evans, Chien-Ying Wang, Jodi Melnick, and Pam Tanowitz. She completed her study of Classical Ballet by participating in the American Ballet Theatre Teacher Training Certification in June 2019. Jeeseon is certified in 200 HR-Vinyasa Yoga from OMFactory NYC and received Certification of Attendance & Completion for Pilates Mat and Reformer from Polestar Pilates. Emerging from her passion for dance and teaching, she is eager to provide the enriched movement experiences through the creative processes by developing a healthy body and mind for young students.
Kathy Campbell has been working in the theater industry for 27 years. She helped grow the Pittsburgh CLO Academy from 87 students to over 800 in 7 years. Kathy was a Company Manager for four LORT theaters on the east coast. She has worked at Mason Gross School of the Arts in the Theater Department and has been the office manager for numerous performing arts schools in the area. Kathy just finished a three year project with Camp Broadway in NYC. Kathy has helped over 7,000 people get on stage over the course of her career. Kathy worked with BalletCNJ Summer Intensive and Year Round Programs since the start. She is delighted to once again be back working with BalletCNJ.