Mairi Dorham

Mairi is an organist, pianist, composer, and vocalist hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina. She enjoys baking and running, and can often be found humming songs from Hamilton. Her memory of her own childhood ballet experience is limited to a lovely lady named Ms. Silke, and firm indoctrination in "pizza feet", and she is thrilled to be involved in the memories that will be made here!

Sylvia Dorham

Author, Narrator, Speaker, Secretary of the Board

Mrs. Dorham is a wife, mom, author and teacher In the Washington, DC area. She is a member of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church where her husband was recently ordained a priest. Her “Monks” series of children’s books is available through TAN Publishing. 

Karen Eriksson-Lee

Master Teacher, Choreographer, Founder and President of the Board

Ms. Lee is a mom, grandmom, author, and teacher who has been dancing by His grace for as long as she can remember. As a Catholic, her article “Walking Through Mud” can be found at the Homiletic and Pastoral Review. She believes together we can change the world one note, one step, and one prayer at a time.

Leah Huston 

Former Ballet Mother, Volunteer, Treasurer of Board

Leah is a mother and grandmother who has lived in the Front Royal area for over 30 years. She believes every life is a gift from God and every child should be cherished. Her greatest passion is her love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Anastasia Kubanda

Master Teacher, Choreographer, and Board Member

Ms. Kubanda is a former professional dancer of the San Francisco Ballet and the Alabama Ballet. She is a member of the Catholic Church and through her passion of dance strives to use movement to glorify God and to uplift others. 

Abby Sasscer

Ministry Partner and founder of Project Nazareth

Mrs. Sasscer is a wife, mom, author, blogger, and simple living advocate.  She loves all things True, Good, and Beautiful.  She lives with a musician, an artist, a singer, a ballerina, and a very orange feline.  

Marissa Sasscer


Mia is a fine arts student living in The Shire in the mountains of Shenandoah. She is an avid fan of Tolkien, Chesterton, Lewis, and Von Balthazar. She loves to engage in graphic design, illustration, knitting, and crocheting.  (