Trained and inspired by Rose Marie Floyd, Kathy holds a BS degree in Ballet from Indiana University and is a Diploma Fellow of the Cecchetti Council of America. She served on the National Executive Board and Board of Examiners for several years. Professionally, Kathy danced with the Scottish American Ballet, the National Ballet of MD and as a Principal Guest Artist. As a Christian artist, she danced with the Asaph Ensemble in VA.
Kathy founded Summerwood Studio of Dance in Northern VA in 1993-2007, and Timberlane Dance/Northville Ballet, following a move back to MI in 2008. She has choreographed and participated in several community theatre productions with her husband Kim and 3 sons. Kathy is passionate about teaching the classical Cecchetti method of ballet and inspiring students to dance for the glory of God through Northville Ballet Theatre productions and Dance Ministry.
Isabelle is a Diploma Fellow of the Cecchetti Council of America. She has studied the complete works of Maestro Cecchetti under Kathy Cooke and is passionate about passing this valuable method of ballet down to her students. Professionally, Isabelle has performed as a Guest Artist for NBT since 2015, dancing principal roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and ballet school companies in the metro Detroit area, as well as out of state. Isabelle is married to her dance partner, George Vidosh.
Dana Cochren is a member of the Eastern Michigan Committee of the Cecchetti Council of America and holds the Intermediate Teacher Certificate.
Brooke holds her Cecchetti Council of America Student Intermediate Certificate as a dancer and Teacher Grade 2 Certification. She also teaches Contemporary Christian Dance.
Eliana studied ballet under Kathy Cooke and holds her student Advanced Cecchetti and Cecchetti Teacher Grade 3 certifications. She is currently working towards her student Diploma and Teacher Grade 4 examinations. Performing as a Guest Artist for NBT, Eliana has danced the principal roles of Swanhilda in Coppelia and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
Charlyn works with registration and the billing of students of NB.
Tonya works with communicating with the parents, students, and the public.
Shane maintains the website updated and takes all the official pictures with NB and NBT.