Ann Moser Trenka

Founder and Director

Pilates Instructor/ABT® Certified Ballet Teacher

Ann went to Moorestown Friends School and graduated from the National Ballet School in Washington, D.C. She danced with the Sacramento Ballet and performed principal roles with the Long Island Ballet Theater before joining the Frankfurt Ballet in Germany. Ann has taught ballet for nearly 30 years, including 20 years of anatomical study, injury prevention, and Pilates. Recently she taught for the Ballet Academy Program at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Ann is an American Ballet Theatre® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Program in Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.






Emily Rawlins

Assistant Director

Ballet & Modern Teacher

Emily began her serious dance training with Ann Moser Trenka, founder and director of Cooper River Ballet. She then attended the Joffrey Ballet School on merit scholarship and participated in intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Pittsburgh Youth Ballet. Emily performed professionally with Dance Del Bello and the Rowan University Opera Company before joining Roxey Ballet, and later, Alchemy Dance Company. Emily holds a degree in Music from Rowan University and is currently a dancer with Andrea Mychaels Dance Project, Labyrinth Dance Company, MUSE: A Dance Project, and Roger Lee Dance Company.





Henry Roy

Guest Modern Teacher

Henry E. Roy is a former principal dancer with the Philadelphia Civic Ballet Co., the Joan Kerr Dance Co., and Sybil Dance Co. His formal dance training includes: Webster College; Aftican dance at the Katherine Dunham School in East St. Louis, Illinois; Alvin Ailey School in New York, on scholarship, before relocating to Philadelphia and to Temple University, where he received his BFA in dance and has completed one year of study toward his masters. Henry is the recipient of the Temple Universities Future Faculty Fellowship Award and has and extensive teaching history in the US and abroad. As a guest teacher Mr. Roy has conducted workshops and residencies throughout the United States and abroad having taught in Aquary, Iceland, Tokyo, Japan, and Brussels, Belgium. A dedicated teacher with a commitment to excellence in dance he is currently adjunct faculty at Rowan University in Glassboro NJ and a member of the teaching staff at City Dance Academy in Perth Amboy, NJ. He is recognized as a teacher with a broad technical background and comprehensive knowledge of various traditional and contemporary dance styles all of which unite seamlessly in his teaching and choreography.