Staff & Faculty

Adam James Holms is a native of Fairfield, CT. His noteworthy teaching credentials include some of the most prestigious nationally and internationally recognized dance organizations. Mr. Holms is one of the lead teaching artists for American Ballet Theatre’s Education Department, a judge, master teacher and director of the Annual Ballet Intensive for Sheer Talent, LLC, and the Director of Choreography for CLAP American Ballet in Guayaquil, Ecuador. In addition, he has worked with his Ecuadorian colleagues to create Arts in Action, an arts education outreach program serving the greater Guayaquil region of Ecuador. Mr. Holms brings unique professional ballet connections coupled with an extraordinary educational background to his studio. Above all, his admiration of and care for his students is unparalleled. Mr. Holms’ personal journey began when he entered into his formal and possibly most influential training, at the age of 16, when he became a scholarship student at the Joffrey Ballet School NYC. From there, he continued his dance training at the Northwest Florida Ballet where he later joined the company as a soloist. In addition, he danced under the direction of Winthrop Corey at Mobile Ballet as well as under the direction of Bobby Ball at Milwaukee Ballet. It wasn't until attending Butler University in Indianapolis, IN as an undergraduate that he discovered a passion for sharing knowledge and motivating students to achieve their best. Mr. Holms began his studies as scholarship recipient at the Jordan College of Fine Arts where Butler’s prestigious classical dance program is housed. In 2005, Mr. Holms graduated from Butler University with a B.S. in Secondary Education as a certified 6th - 12th grade U.S. History teacher in addition to earning a B.S. in Ballet Pedagogy. Mr. Holms then went on to New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, in conjunction with American Ballet Theatre, to complete his Master of Arts in Ballet Pedagogy and Teaching Dance for the Professions.  Mr. Holms is proud to be counted among one of the first professionally ranked dance educators to be nationally certified within all seven levels of American Ballet Theatre’s National Teaching Curriculum®. 

Suzanne Haag trained at the School of the Hartford Ballet and Butler University before performing professionally with Nevada Ballet Theatre, Ballet Idaho, DROP Dance Collective, and the National Choreographers' Initiative. Suzanne is currently in her 15th season with the Eugene Ballet (EB) in Eugene, OR. She has been featured in many works by EB Artistic Director Toni Pimble and guest choreographers including; Mauricio Wainrot, Jessica Lang, Amy Seiwert, Robert Battle, and Septime Webre. In 2013 Suzanne co-founded the unique performance group, #instaballet, which utilizes audience participation and creativity to generate new ballets. #instaballet works with a broad range of audiences including students of Bridgeway House, a school for children with autism. Suzanne is a sought-after instructor of advanced ballet at Eugene Ballet Academy and around the country. She has taught master classes and at summer intensives at the Regional School of Ballet (Corvallis, OR), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE), University of Oregon in (Eugene, OR), Babcock Fine Arts (Wasilla,  AK), Olympia Dance Center (Olympia, WA) and at the Northwest Dance Festival (Eugene, OR) and is a frequent faculty member at the Summer Dance Lab in Walla Walla, Washington. Suzanne Haag is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. As an emerging choreographer, Suzanne’s first major commissioned work for the Eugene Ballet, Look, was premiered in 2016 with great success. Her second work for EB, The Surrounding Third, quickly followed, premiering in February of 2017 and was selected as a national finalist in the McCallum Theatre’s Choreography Competition. Suzanne was one of 4 choreographers selected from across the nation to create new work for the acclaimed National Choreographer’s Initiative in July of 2017. Her most recent choreographic work was a collaboration with the world-renowned band, Pink Martini. On the horizon, Suzanne will be creating a new version of The Firebird for EB in 2019.

Nadine DeLoughy, LAT, ATC, has been dancing since the age of two. As a dancer for over twenty years, Nadine has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, hip hop, acrobatics, pointe and musical theater dance and was a competitive dancer for fifteen years. After graduating from Newtown High School, Nadine continued her dance education with Pushing Progress, a contemporary dance company based in New York City under the direction of Calen J Kurka and Chris Hale. After her training and performances with Pushing Progress, Nadine went to Southern Connecticut State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science - Athletic Training degree and is a licensed practitioner in the state of CT. Nadine is now teaching and choreographing multiple genres of dance in CT and the tri state area and is certified by Acrobatics Arts in Module One along with Ariel and Handspring training. Nadine chooses to take an anatomical approach to teaching by educating dancers on how to move with their bodies safely and biomechanically while instilling their love of dance and movement.

Carly Schaub is from Benson, UT, where she began her training at the Cache Valley School of Ballet. Ms. Shaub later attended the University of Wyoming, Laramie, graduating with a B.F.A. in dance. She received additional training at Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival, Utah State University, Brigham Young University and in London at The Place and Danceworks Studio. She also studied historical dance under Marsha Knight, Phillippa Waite, and Ken Pierce. Ms. Shaub choreographed productions for BSC, Mandan High School, and Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre. She has performed as a guest artist for North Dakota Ballet in Grand Forks. Ms. Schaub was the Education Coordinator for Northern Plains Dance for four years before returning to Utah in 2012 to obtain an M.F.A. in Modern Dance.