The Ballet Studio

​9527 Folsom Blvd., Suite E, Sacramento  CA 95827 (Butterfield Plaza)


Our Instructors

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Lisa Gardner:

For more than 40 years, Lisa has studied the art of ballet, and for more than two decades, she has shared her passion by teaching others.  Lisa, a native of Sacramento, especially enjoys seeing children grasp the fundamentals of dance and grow to love ballet.  She has taken classes at various local studios including Crockett Dance Studio, Capitol City Ballet, and The Ballet Studio.  After graduating high school, Lisa spent a summer at the Boston School of Ballet.  She has performed in ballet recitals and shows including The Nutcracker, Firebird, and The Best of Broadway.  Lisa also has a fondness for theater and has danced at the Woodland Opera House in shows such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, My Fair Lady, and Guys and Dolls.  Away from the studio Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys. 

Sara Mullins:

​Sara Mullins discovered her love of ballet as a young adult. She dances at the Ballet Studio and also took dance classes while a student at Sacramento State University. She became an elementary school teacher after receiving her B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSUS and Teaching Credentials and Master's in Education at UC Davis. She now teaches kindergarten in Galt, CA where she also runs a ballet club for students at her campus. She has worked as an assistant teacher at The Ballet Studio since 2013. Sara looks forward to performing in the annual recitals each year and has also performed in various musicals and plays during high school and college. Sara thoroughly enjoys working with children and sharing her love of dance with students of all ages. 

Katie Rogers:

Katie Michelle Rogers is a local dancer, teacher and choreographer- participating and contributing to dance in Sacramento for 15 years. Ms. Rogers is a proud graduate of Sheldon High School (’00), CSU Sacramento (’04/BA), and Mills College (’07/MFA). Past collaborations include: Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), Dangerous Lorraines Dance Theater, Lorelei Bayne Projects, and Red Bucket Dance Theatre.