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Lyndette Galen, Principal

Lyndette Galen received most of her dance training from Joyce Seaborne, her mother, in South Africa. After immigrating to the States in 1981, Lyndette and Joyce established their own school in Dallas. In 2006, the school merged with Texas Ballet Theater, the professional company, under the direction of Ben Stevenson. Lyndette is principal of the Dallas school. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Natal University, South Africa.

Lyndette is a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance and has entered students for both the grades and vocational examinations with successful results. She has also coached several students for the Youth America Grand Prix regionals and finals in New York. The Texas Ballet Theater School Ensemble has been in the top 12 twice at the YAGP finals in New York. Past students have received contracts with ballet or modern companies, Broadway contracts, dance scholarships to universities, or dance teaching careers.