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Ballet Director

Tiffani Barney

Ballet Director

Tiffani Barney trained at Children’s Ballet Theatre (CBT) with Julie Orlob and Stacey Orlob-Richins (Par Excellence Award). There, she also learned from Bart Cook and Maria Calegari
(NYC Ballet/ Repetiteurs for The Balanchine Trust and the Robbins Rights Trust). She later trained at Ballet West, Ballet Conservatory of Salt Lake City, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, the University of Utah, in LA at Long Beach University and in New York City at STEPS and Broadway Dance Center.

In high school Tiffani was the President of Skyline Dance Company, recieved the Sterling Scholarship in Dance for her school, and started teaching ballet. After high school she continued her teaching and choreographed for various dance studios, community performances and Cottonwood Arts Council. She also started a company called “Flashmobs For You.”

Tiffani has performed in many full-length ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Nutcracker and danced in productions at Disney Land, Knott’s Berry Farm, with the Utah Symphony and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

She earned her BFA degree in Musical Theatre and a Minor in Modern Dance from the University of Utah where she learned from professionals such as Conrad Ludlow, Bruce Caldwell, Sue Samuels, Denny Berry, Carol Schuberg, Daniel Squire, and Wilhem Burmann. She was the recipient of the Utahnna B. Meilstrup theatre scholarship and performed lead dancing roles in the University’s productions of The Wild Party (Jackie), Songs for a New World (principle dancer) and Pomp and Circumstance (Tiffani).

Tiffani is currently a working performer and continues to train with experts in the dance field. She loves teaching and works to inspire her students by helping them raise their self-confidence through physical and artistic achievements.