Faculty and Staff

 
Debra Peters Rankin
  • ​​Education – Jacksonville University - BA ’77 – Dance and Humanities
  • Director of First Coast Nutcracker 1977 - 1991

  • Founding director and choreographer of Community Nutcracker, Inc.

  • Employed by Duval County Public Schools

    • Douglas Anderson School of the Arts – 1989 - 1991

    • Landon School of the Arts – 1991 - 1993

    • Pine Forest School of the Arts – 1993 – 2017

      • Teacher of the Year 2015 - 16

  • Florida Department Of Education Certication in Dance K-12

  • Workshops/Summer Intensives – Edward Vilella, Ted Kivett, Maria Tallchief

  • Early ballet training – Thelma Johnston Baggs, Phil Phillips

 
Peggy Harrell Jennings
Ida Uffelman
Jennifer Wells Norris
Sue Barry