Nikki Bybee


Bybee is a full-time faculty member at Ballet West Academy. She previously worked as Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, and as Assistant Professor of Dance at Brenau University near Atlanta, Ga. Bybee's teaching experience includes ballet technique, pointe, movement development from infancy to adult, teacher development, dance composition, dance criticism, Pilates, and conditioning. Bybee's choreography has been seen throughout Utah, Georgia, and Idaho.


As a performer, Ms. Bybee danced principal and soloist roles in choreography by Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Bruce Wells, Ben Stevenson, Agnes de Mille, Gerald Arpino, Anton Dolin, Miguel Terekhov (after Petipa), and Toni Pimble. Her training includes certifications in classical Pilates, RedCord Active Training, and Progressive Ballet Technique. She holds an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Oklahoma where she excelled as a Teaching Fellow, Foundation Fellow, and earned awards for the Highest G.P.A, Buffalo Mask, and multiple Interdisciplinary Arts Grants. Bybee ballet instructors include Mary Margaret Holt, Steven Brule, Donn D. Edwards, Jeremy Lindberg, Conrad Ludlow, Jennie Creer-King, Maureen Laird, Sharee Lane, Bene Arnold, Marius Zirra, Diane Callahan, and Carol Szutek. In 2014, Bybee became an ABT Certified Teacher after successfully completing the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

Madison Salazar