Stephania Rogers was born in Cleveland, Tennessee and began her lifelong passion for ballet at age 3. There she began her studies under Carolyn Clark and Amy Card Lillios. In 1996, she graduated with a B.A. in Dance Education and Performance from Birmingham Southern College. While at college, Stephania trained under Mira Popovich and had many opportunities to teach and perform. During the following years, she studied as an apprentice at the Kirov Academy of Ballet and danced as a company member in the corps de ballet with Orlando Ballet and Sarasota Ballet. She lives in the Lake Nona area of Orlando with her husband, John, and two beautiful children, Lilly and Evan.
Briana Hofer was born and raised right here in Orlando, Florida. At age seven she joined James Dance Center where she was under the instruction of Judy James, Annette DuBose, and Juan Sanchez. Over the eleven years she was with James Dance Center she participated in community performances for area elementary schools, senior citizen centers, as well as at community festivals. As a member of Images, the competition dance company at James Dance Center, she was featured in solos, duets, and group dances. Additionally, she has been involved in a variety of dance conventions including Florida Dance Masters, NYCDA, JUMP, and ADA. In 2010 Briana graduated from Valencia Community College with a degree in Dance Performance and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa. There she was extensively trained in ballet, modern, and choreography under the instruction of Dr. Suzanne Salapa and Lesley Brasseux. At Valencia she studied choreography choreographed for Valencia's Student Choreography Showcase, and their Summer Dance Concert. She also joined their company, Valencia Dance Theater, where she performed lecture demonstrations for local middle schools and with Rollins College, University of Florida, and Boston University. Being a part of Valencia Dance Theater gave her the opportunity to work with Jaime Martinez from the David Parsons Dance Company. In spring of 2014 she graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelor degree in Sport and Exercise Science specializing in Strengthening and Conditioning. Briana has been with CSO since 2010 and is always excited to teach ballet, Pointe, lyrical, and jazz! Briana lives in the area with her wonderful husband Andrew and three lovely children.
Chandra Judy moved to the Orlando area in February 2007 and is in love with the beautiful sunshine. She is originally from Dayton, Ohio where she received her B.F.A. with honors in Choreography from Wright State University. Professionally she has danced with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II, NY2, Adrian Bolton Dance Company, and many others. Chandra has performed in many professional venues and been a guest artist and master teacher at several universities in Ohio. She has worked and studied under dancers and ballet masters such as Jon Rodriquez , Laura Alonzo, and numerous other innovators, choreographers, teachers and company directors. Chandra has had wonderful touring opportunities that have taken her throughout the U.S. and abroad. While living in the Washington DC area, she was a part of the Outreach Company of City Dance Ensemble, and served in the roll of On-Site Director of the Madeira School’s Dance Department. During her time there she was promoted to Director of Education Services and Director of Conservatory Development. Currently Chandra is a stay-at-home mom, and is thrilled to be working with the Cambridge School of Ballet. When she is not dancing, she loves spending her time with her loving husband Manford and four precious children Eloise, Nathan, Rachel, and Andrew. “I thank the Lord for His leading. ‘…all things are possible with God.’ (Mark 10:27)”
Addison Hand began dancing at the age of two and has loved it ever since. She started classes at Cambridge School of Ballet in 2007 during the studio’s inaugural year. Since then, Addison has trained in ballet, pointe, lyrical, and jazz, and has enjoyed performing as part of CSO’s Junior Company. Addison has also had the opportunity to participate in Central Florida Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker under the direction of Vladimir Bykov and Vasile Petrutiu. For the past four summers, Addison has attended Ballet Magnificat!’s Summer Dance Intensive in Jackson, Mississippi, and was most recently placed in the Pre-Professional Division. There she had the opportunity to study under Ballet Magnificat!’s artistic director Kathy Thibodeaux and resident choreographer Yiri Voborsky. Addison is thrilled to be able to teach the next generation of dancers at Cambridge School of Ballet!