Southern Dance Explosion


Barbara Evans

Barbara Evans began serious dance training at National Ballet of Canada and later studied at School of American Ballet and ABT in New York while pursuing a musical theatre and modeling career.  She appeared in the Off Broadway production of “Stepping High”.  She has taught dance for 58 years in Fayetteville, North Carolina, New York, New York and for the past eighteen years in Raleigh and Lillington, North Carolina.  Over the years her Fayetteville students have performed in New York at Lincoln Center and the Mark Goodson Theatre, in Orlando at Walt Disney World, and also in Moscow, Russia, Florence, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland and on the SS Seabreeze at sea.  She has also choreographed and/or performed in over 40 musical productions at the Fort Bragg Playhouse, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, and Fayetteville Little Theatre.  More recently she implemented and taught the Creative Movement Program at PLAYSPACE Children’s Museum for six years and at Marbles Kids’ Museum. She also taught Creative Movement in Governor Easley’s More At Four Program for Childcare Network.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Dance.  She has taught Intermediate and Advanced Ballet and Tap at Dance EFX/Southern Dance Explosion since 2008 and has also choreographed high-scoring competition pieces (solos and groups) for advanced ballet dancers at Dance EFX/Southern Dance Explosion.  In addition, she taught Creative Movement to three and four year olds at Edenton Street Early Childhood Program and for several years taught Ballet/Tap at North Carolina Dance Institute and Dancer’s Studio in Raleigh.   Currently she is very excited to be teaching Advanced Ballet and Tap Master Classes for competition dancers at Southern Dance Explosion in Lillington.