AvO Guest Artists

The School of Ballet is pleased to offer students a unique opportunity to study the Art of Ballet under the guidance of highly talented artists.  We welcome opportunity to collaborate with these area guest artists.

Thomas Bell

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Thomas Bell

John Thomas Bell was born in Baltimore, Maryland where he became an All American springboard diver.  After graduating with honors from East Carolina University, Mr. Bell worked with the Washington Ballet.  He has been a company artist and performed principal roles with the Maryland Ballet, The Eugene Ballet of Oregon, and the Sacramento Ballet.  Mr. Bell has directed, choreographed, and performed in musicals as well as operas.  He has appeared in Dance Magazine, and is currently an adjudicator with the dance division of the Maryland higher education scholarship program.