Ballet matters to us. Especially during those crucial years of building and growing a dancer between the ages of 6 and 12. We both found a passion and built a career around successfully laying the foundation for our students to pursue and succeed in ballet to the highest level of their abilities and interest. Our gathered years of knowledge and experience have come together to share our tools for teaching to help every teacher successfully lay the foundation for their ballet students.
FLEUR COLIMORE is the co-owner of Ballet Fundamental Fix, LLC. She received Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) training from Maryland Ballet, Baltimore Ballet and Peabody Preparatory. She later attended Goucher College graduating with double major with a B.A. in Dance Education, Choreography and Performance. While performing locally with The Kimberly Macken Dance Company and Surge Dance, she started her teaching career. Fleur has over 25 years of experience teaching primarily ballet and additionally modern dance in private studios and public schools. She recently returned to Sudbrook Magnet Middle School in 2012 for a second tour of teaching dance in the Performing Arts Magnet. Fleur is currently on her eighth year with The Moving Company Dance Center overseeing and teaching ballet, choreography, running the dance ensemble Power Pointe and working with RAD classes and examinations.
LAURA WARD-MORAN is the owner of Harford Premier Pilates, LLC, the Co-Owner of Ballet Fundamental Fix, LLC, and is the Director of both the John Carroll Ballet Academy and the John Carroll College Preparatory Dance Program. A dancer, choreographer, Pilates Instructor, and educator; she earned her BA in Dance Education from Goucher College in 1999. Her performing career includes time with companies: Howard County Ballet, Choregraphie Antique, and Nancy Wanich-Romita and the Moving Company. She has taught ballet, modern, composition and Pilates throughout the East Coast for the past 23 years. Her Involvement with dance education goes beyond the classroom as she has an extensive background in writing curriculum and implementing dance programs in public and private schools. Most recently, in 2016, she implemented the College Preparatory Dance Program at John Carroll which has tripled in size since its inception. Later, she also implemented the Ballet Academy at John Carroll. In 2001 Laura received her certification as an Authentic Pilates Instructor in NY, NY, and is currently a level V+ Instructor through Romana’s Pilates, NY, NY. She is proud to have been a direct student of Joseph Pilates’ protégé, Romana Kryzanowska. In addition, she spent a valuable summer in Dallas, Texas at Southern Methodist University where she obtained her Fundamentals Certificate in the Language of Dance (Motif), as developed by Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest. In 2018 she was certified by Marie Walton-Mahon to teach Progressing Ballet Technique. Fifteen years of her extensive career were spent successfully owning and operating her own school, The Maryland School of Ballet and Modern Dance, Inc. where she built and grew a dance program for children and adults producing 29 original ballet and modern dance concerts through her school and Company, The Maryland Dance Project. In 2016 she successfully executed the sale of her school assets and dissolved her company. Laura has contributed to her community as a panelist, guest speaker, volunteer, and columnist regarding dance, education, and business. Her publications include being interviewed for Dance Studio Life Magazine as well as serving as a contributing writer for Dance Teacher Web. She keeps an active online dance audience through her blog, A Collection of Dance Topics. She is a member of the NDEO, the Maryland Dance Council, and the Sponsor for the JCS NHSDA Chapter. She continues to serve her community as a proud member of the Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board, and holds her Real Estate Salesperson License in the State of Maryland.