Faith Slater began her dance training at the age of 3 at MarLo Dance Studio, where she was trained in classical ballet for 14 years, with additional training in lyrical, jazz, and tap for many years. At the age of 17, Faith moved to Eugene, to pursue further dance training in the Ballet Fantastique Academy in the study of classical ballet using the vaganova training method as well as in contemporary, jazz, and modern styles. Faith became an apprentice with their professional company in 2017 performing in several company productions including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, An American Christmas Carol, Zorro, and Alice in Wonderland.
In 2018 Faith joined State Street Ballet’s Professional Track Trainee Program in Santa Barbara, CA. Her training at State Street Ballet consisted of ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and improv with an emphasis on individual artistry. Faith completed State Street Ballet’s Professional Track Trainee Program in 2019.
MDS welcomes Faith to the teaching staff at MarLo. She brings focus and detail orientation to the classroom with an encouraging teaching style. She focuses on creating strong technique in her students while also nurturing the individual style that each student possesses.