Dan Guin, born in North Carolina, was trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Dan has used his background in ballet and jazz in concert and commercial work. His professional experiences include performing with Southern Ballet Theatre of Orlando, Florida, Lyric Opera Ballet of Chicago, Delta Festival Ballet, South Carolina Ballet Theatre/Ballet Michigan, and Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago.
Guin is in demand as a choreographer and teacher for regional dance companies throughout the United States. He has choreographed productions such as The Nutcracker, Graduation Ball, Boca Baroque, Coppélia, A Chorus Line, and From Me to You. His choreography can be found in the repertory of several civic and professional dance companies. His recent accomplishments include brilliant stagings of Giselle, Ella Sang, Romeo and Juliet, and Swan Lake.
Jane Tyree was born in Florence, Alabama. She began her training with the Birmingham Civic Ballet and continued training at the University of Alabama dance department, where she received a B.A. in Arts Management and Dance Performance. Her professional experience includes the Lyric Opera Ballet of Chicago, South Carolina Ballet Theatre/Ballet Michigan, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Delta Festival Ballet, Wisconsin Ballet Theatre and Southern Ballet Theatre of Orlando.
In addition to her performance career, Jane was the Executive Director, Scholarship Director and Ballet Instructor for the internationally acclaimed Gus Giordano Dance Center in Chicago, and she has also served on the faculty of Lou Conte Dance Studio, South Carolina’s Columbia College, David Puszh Dance Company and the Joseph Holmes Dance Institute. Jane was recently recognized as a nominee for Woman of Distinction in the area of nonprofit management by Soroptimist International of Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach.
Since 1990, when Boca Ballet Theatre was founded, Jane has vigorously put her heart and soul into her work, bringing her vast experience as a talented performer and teacher to the stage and classroom alike.