ACB Staff

You can reach the staff at Alameda Ballet Academy by leaving a voice message at 510-337-1929 or emailing .

Artistic Director Abra Rudisill
Business Director Marty Beene
Executive Assistant Tj Swain
Ballet Mistress Carolyn Garcia
Ballet Master David Henry

Ballet Mistress - Carolyn Garcia

Carolyn Garcia

Carolyn Wilson began her ballet career in Alameda at the Alameda School of Dance and with the Alameda Chamber Ballet, under the direction of Ms. Victoria Turner Rosas where she quickly made her way from Apprentice to Principal dancer. In 1996, Carolyn moved to Boston, where she continued her training under Elena Solovieva and the faculty of the Boston Ballet. She moved to Las Vegas in 1998 to continue her professional career with the Nevada Ballet Theatre. Carolyn moved back to the Bay Area and graduated from California State University, Hayward with a degree in Business Marketing, and received a Wedding Consultant Certificate. She continues to pursue her other passion - working in the Weddings & Special Events Industry as a Certified Wedding Planner, and owning her own business, Carolyn Wilson ~ Weddings & Events. In 2003, Carolyn joined the newly formed Alameda Civic Ballet as Soloist, and in 2004 was promoted to Principal. No longer performing, Carolyn has dedicated her spare time to teaching for Alameda Ballet Academy and assists the company as Ballet Mistress.


Ballet Master - David Henry

David Henry

David has a diverse professional career that has touched many parts of the dance world. Trained in folk dance, ballroom dance, modern dance and ballet, he toured Europe with the Westwind International Folk Ensemble, danced with the Oakland Ballet, performed with Tuju Tasksu, an improvisational masked theatre company, and now works with Omega West, a liturgical dance group. David also holds a teaching credential in American and International Ballroom and Latin style dances. He is a certified Pilates instructor as well as a certified Yoga instructor.


David Henry as Drosselmeyer in the Nutcracker