Alma E. Hicks, BFA began her professional dance training at the School of Grand Rapids Ballet in Grand Rapids, MI under the tutelage of Patrick Johnson. She furthered her training in Fort Myers at Gulfshore Ballet and Cypress Lake Center for the Arts. Alma also trained in New York City at Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Dance Festival and Peridance Capezio Dance Center. Alma graduated from Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts and earned a BFA in Dance from the University of Florida at New World School of the Arts in Miami. Alma has traveled the world dancing since the age of twelve. She danced with River City Moving Company and was the youngest founding member of Wealthy Street Dance Ensemble of Grand Rapids. In Miami, Alma danced with the Freddick Bratcher Company, Miami Dance Company, the MTV Latin VMAs, and in the original Broadway workshop of Fool’s Paradise. Alma has been teaching young artists since 2006. Alma is proud to currently serve as an Assistant Rehearsal Director and Ballet Teacher at Dance Dimensions of Southwest Florida.