Conservatory Leadership

Steven B. Hyde

Steven B. Hyde

Director, Ballet & Contemporary Dance Conservatory

Teaches: Ballet, Pointe, Men’s Technique, Pas de Deux

Mr. Steven Hyde had a prolific dancing career that spanned more than 20 years before becoming a full-time instructor and Director at Orange County School of the Arts. As a professional, Mr. Hyde danced with world-renowned companies such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre, working with famous choreographers, coaches, and dancers with many unique backgrounds and specialties. He captured the attention of the judges at the 1991 Varna International Ballet Competition, where he danced as a non-competitor and garnered recognition by earning an Excellence in Partnering Award. In a Dance Magazine review of Mr. Hyde’s debut in Swan Lake, his dancing was declared “comparable to that of a young Fernando Bujones.”

Mr. Hyde has directed the Ballet & Contemporary Dance Conservatory since 2006. His vision, dedication, and leadership has greatly influenced the success of the conservatory in recent years. He believes the professional faculty and specified focus of the program is vital for successfully training dancers for professional opportunities. Mr. Hyde is certified in American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum, primary level through level 3 and holds a Career Technical Education Teaching Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Mr. Hyde earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in performing arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.

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Advisory Board

Betsy Cooper

Betsy Cooper

Professor & Chair

Department of Dance

California State University, Long Beach