Becky Brown - Director/Artistic Director
Becky received her training with the Atlanta Ballet and Robert Barnett. She holds a BA in Ballet from Brenau University and performed professionally with the Atlanta, Boston and Savannah Ballets. Becky has over 30 years teaching experience, including the development of ballet programs in Savannah and Newnan. She directed the LaGrange Ballet for 6 years.
Becky has always had a passion for the ballet classics. Her favorite roles that she has danced include Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. She has also performed various roles in Cinderella, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Giselle, and Four Seasons among others. Becky feels extremely blessed to have the opportunity to combine her passion for teaching ballet with her passion for serving the Lord and mentoring young dancers. Becky and her husband Roger have two grown children, Roger and Victoria.
Amy Swarr holds a degree in Accounting from Penn State University and is often the first face and voice you'll hear when you contact the ballet office. Amy is the thread that knits us and holds us all together and brings to our school a wealth of experience, wisdom, compassion and administrative skills. She and her husband, Dave, are members of Perimeter Church and have three daughters, two of whom danced with Perimeter Ballet.
Robin Myers received her degree in English with a minor in writing from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. She has always had a passion for the performing arts. After working behind the scenes in theatre productions for over a decade, she is excited to be a part of the Perimeter Ballet staff as the company administrator. She was a Perimeter Ballet parent for 12 years. She and her husband, Mark, have four daughters.
Susanna Carey grew up training with Perimeter Academy of the Arts for twelve years where she has danced in worship outreach events, choreographed, and participated in a dance worship mission's trip to India and London. While dancing with Perimeter's Academy of the Arts Ballet Company, Susanna performed roles from Coppelia, Cinderella, Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. She started her college training at Brenau University, performing with Gainesville Ballet Company and the Brenau Dance Ensemble. Susanna completed her degree in Dance Education at Kennesaw State University. She loves teaching and choreography and sharing her passion for dance and worship. Susanna is also our Recital Administrator. She is married to Brandon.
As the founder and director of Bluebird Uncaged, Rebekah Diaddigo's passion is to bring hope and dignity through dance. From sitting mesmerized by the Nutcracker as a toddler to training at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education to dancing principal roles, she has experienced the power, freedom, and joy in using dance to communicate. Rebekah is a freelance artist from Atlanta, GA, and has appeared with companies such as The The Proia Dance Project, Southern Arc and most recently, the Atlanta Opera. She’s also been a guest artist with Telluride Dance Academy and Sawnee Ballet Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Swanhilda in Coppelia with Ballet Southeast and the Faun Couple in Alexandre Proia’s Four Seasons with Georgia Ballet. Her choreographic credits include the opener for Passion 2014, Victoria Canal’s City Shoes music video, a short film, White Umbrella, which tells the story of a trafficking survivor from bondage to redemption, as well as the annual stage production of Sterling’s Path, a multimedia fairytale of hope. Rebekah loves using dance to serve internationally and has travelled to countries such as Panama, Cuba, and the Netherlands to perform and conduct workshops. In 2018, she curated the Uncaged Community Dance Festival where some of Atlanta’s leading dance companies converged for a week of collaboration. Rebekah also loves mentoring the next generation through teaching; she was a faculty member at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education for nine years and is currently a guest teacher around the US. Rebekah holds a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State University and continues to study the intersection of faith and art through supplementary theology classes. When she's not in the studio, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her family, reading, paddleboarding, pickle ball, and hand-embroidery.
Francesca Dellasala grew up training at Perimeter Ballet where she was taught by many of the current instructors here today! She also trained at Atlanta Ballet and North Atlanta Dance Academy. She graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens and holds a B.S. in Plant Biology with a minor in Dance. Francesca is thankful to get to return to her childhood studio and teach alongside her teachers and fellow Perimeter alumni.
Hope Harrell Laman has been dancing since she first saw a ballet at the age of three. After dancing around the world, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with degrees in Dance and English. She most recently performed with Lee Harper and Dancers and with Refuge Dance Company. Her desire is to encourage students to stretch the boundaries of their artistry and faith. Hope is married to her wonderful husband Jeff.
Jamie Lanier started dancing at the age of three and began teaching ballet when she was 18. She received training in many Atlanta area studios and enjoyed all aspects of classes, performances, and workshops. Ballet class was her favorite part of the week as a small child. Jamie dreamed of being a mother and a ballet teacher when she grew up, and God made her dreams come true. She performed, taught, and choreographed for Praise In Motion and En Pointe School of Dance for 11 years and then began teaching at Perimeter Ballet in 2006. Jamie's ballet classes are energized by her purpose to nurture her students in their love for dance and guide them into an expression that is both technically excellent and spiritually authentic. Jamie has two incredible teenaged boys, Luke & Micah.
Peng Yu Lo is a native of Taiwan. Peng began her training in Chinese folk dance, ballet and modern. By the age of 10, she had won two national championships in Chinese folk dance. She holds a B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase and received both the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence as well as the President’s Award for Achievement. She has danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and American Repertory Ballet where she also taught at Princeton Ballet school. Named as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2007, Peng moved to Atlanta where she was offered a position at the Atlanta Ballet. For over 10 years, she has performed in several principal roles as well as taught at Atlanta Ballet’s summer program. She has been featured in works by choreographers George Balanchine, JiÅ™í Kylián, Liam Scarlett, Lauri Stallings, Christopher Hampson, James Kudelka, Ohad Naharin, Gina Patterson, Mark Godden, Helen Pickett, Tywla Tharp, John McFall, Jordan Morris, Val Caniparoli, Jorma Elo, Alexander Ekman, Christopher Wheeldon, and Yuri Possokhov. Peng won an award in UBC as the best choreographer in 2020.
Elizabeth Magee trained under Pavel Rotaru and danced with Rotaru International Children's Ballet Company. Elizabeth has taught at Thornwell Home and School for Children as well as at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Elizabeth holds a BS in Special Education. She choreographs extensively for Perimeter Ballet Company in the classical as well as the worship setting. She is an Artist in Residence and loves participating in dance worship. Elizabeth and her husband Billy have a daughter, Darcy, and a son Walker.
Susan McGraw trained under Lucy Beck and went on to the Gainesville Ballet under the direction of Diane Callahan. She has a BA in Dance Pedagogy and Performance, and has danced professionally with The Gainesville Ballet Professional Ensemble, Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater, Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble in Switzerland, and many other regional companies as a guest artist. Her teaching experience is extensive including from the college level at UGA as an adjunct faculty member to regional dance studios that include The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. She is also involved in Dance Worship Ministry at her church. Susan and her husband Walker have two children. This is her 16th year teaching with Perimeter Ballet!
Mary Scott grew up dancing at Perimeter Ballet where she danced lead roles in Cinderella, Nutcracker, Four Seasons, and Sleeping Beauty. She then went on to receive a BA in performance and choreography from the University of South Carolina with a minor in business. She performed in many Balanchine ballets such as Serenade, Western Symphony, Mozartiana, Emeralds, and Stars and Stripes. After college, she returned to teach at Perimeter and is passionate about teaching and choreographing in the studio that shaped her. Mary is so grateful to be included in a program that not only focuses on technique and performance, but also each dancer’s personal faith and growth.