Alice Strawn Sheridan, a native of Macon, Georgia began her training at Jean Weaver’s Dance Arts Studio and Gladys Lasky School of Ballet. She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts for four years where she trained with Gyula Pandi, Gina Vidal, Melissa Hayden, Duncan Noble, Mimi Paul, Fanchon Cordell and other world-renowned faculty members and guest artists. She spent 2 summers in Italy with a student company from NCSA, studying and performing. After graduating, she danced with the Milwaukee Ballet Company for several years under the direction of Ted Kivitt performing in Swan Lake, Giselle, Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and many other original works.
Before being appointed the Artistic Director of Nutcracker of Middle Georgia in 2017, she had been the Assistant Director of Nutcracker of Middle Georgia for 25 years. Currently teaching at The Jean Evans Weaver Center for Dance and Dance Dynamics Studio, Mrs. Sheridan was on the ballet faculty of Dance Arts Studio for 32 years as well as co-founder of Middle Georgia Youth Ballet. Most recently, she enjoyed joining the faculty of Joffrey South’s 2022 Summer Intensive in Athens, Georgia. Mrs. Sheridan has a passion for teaching, guiding and mentoring her students. Her students have gone on to study with such prestigious schools as The School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Boston Ballet, Next Generation Ballet, Carolina Ballet and the country’s most competitive University dance programs to include Indiana University, Butler University and University of South Carolina.
Two of her former students are currently dancing professionally – one with Ballet Austin in Austin, Texas, and one for St. Louis Ballet in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended the Teachers Workshop at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in the summer of 2017. She is also a Progressing Ballet Technique Certified Instructor. Alice is the wife of Tino Sheridan and proud mother of two sons, Val and Loy.