shizu yasuda

modern FACULTY

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SHIZU YASUDA started her dance training at Sakiko Ichinomiya Ballet School in Japan. After she moved to New York, she performed with several choreographers and dance companies such as Slam and Sensedance Company. She joined Ad Deum Dance Company in 2004. She danced as a principal dancer with the company and performed at numerous dance events nationally and internationally. She got awarded as one of stunning performers by Dance Houston – City Wide Dance Festival 2008. In 2013, she was invited to Minsk in Belarus as a guest dancer and judge by Chelz Extreme Games. As a dance teacher, she has been teaching Modern and Ballet classes in the Houston dance community at such places as Ad Deum Dance Company, Houston Ballet Academy summer intensive (Modern only), Mitsi Dancing School, Payne Academy of Ballet, Studio of Dance, West University Dance Center and Houston Academy of Dance. Her choreographic works have been presented at “East Meets West” at Miller Outdoor Theater since 2008. In 2014, she became an artistic director of Ad Deum II.



Kelly Ann Vitacca

Founder / Artistic Director

Tina Bohnstedt

Woodlands Ballet Mistress

Richard bowman

Coach / Rehearsal director

Andrea Shelley

Ballet Faculty

Melissa Ludwig

Ballet Faculty

Steve Brule

Ballet faculty

Hannah ueckert

Ballet Faculty

Michelle Harper

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM FACULTY

Julie Voelkel

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM FACULTY

SHIZU YASUDA

MODERN FACULTY