Instructors at the School of Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo have a passion for teaching and an extensive background in dance. Each instructor has a strong commitment to developing basic technique and fundamentals.

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Theresa Slobodnik

Ballet Levels 1-4, Pointe, Pre-Ballet, Youth Ballet, Youth Performance Groups

Theresa Slobodnik is the School's ballet director and has been teaching ballet for decades. Theresa's ballet classes strike an effective balance between improving the fundamentals of ballet technique along with creating a challenge for her students. Terry's classes are dynamic and artistic. More details about Terry here.

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Blair London

Adult Ballet Classes

Blair London began teaching ballet at a studio in St. Louis, MO in the late 1980s. Since opening the School of BT-SLO in the fall of 2013, Blair has had a vision to teach ballet to teens and adults who want to either begin studying ballet or renew their previous ballet training. Blair brings a high amount of enthusiasm and energy to each of his classes. More details about Blair here.

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Justin McMillan

Substitute for Ballet 4


Justin danced professionally for 20 years in San Francisco, Oklahoma, Virginia, Colorado, with tours to Portugal, Denmark, and Scotland. Some of his favorite ballets are Carmina Burana, Romeo and Juliet, and Swan Lake. When not dancing or working, he enjoys running, reading, movies, the beach, and cookies.