Ms. Johanna Hilchie –  An inspiring, gifted teacher who came into our lives in 2012. In this period of time, Johanna has given our daughter, Haley, something we struggle to express in words.  It’s a feeling, and we are incredibly grateful for what she shares with our daughter. Johanna has worked with Haley both privately and in a group setting, and has been critical in preparing Haley for exams, auditions, and competitions. Regardless of the setting or purpose, Johanna’s knowledge, professionalism, and attention to detail have been exceptional. We look forward to the many opportunities and experiences this upcoming year will bring Haley as she continues to work privately with Johanna. It is clear that Ms. Hilchie loves what she does, and it shows in each and every one of her students.  Thank you Johanna for sharing your passion and love of ballet with our family.

With much appreciation”

James and Michelle Vaux

“Johanna’s attention to detail in technical training and choreography enables dancers to reach their goals; including but not limited to, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet School, Boston Ballet School and Canada’s National Ballet School’s Summer Programs. However what we find the most exciting is that she has trained and helped dancers achieve the Solo Seal Award through the Royal Academy of Dance. If you have a goal and want to achieve it Ms. Hilchie is the coach for you.

Dr. Mary Donohue

We have been lucky enough to have had Johanna be part of our daughter Emma’s life since March 2012. It was at this time Emma started working with Johanna privately, with the intention of bettering her technique ability in ballet. However, what she has done for Emma is so much more than that. Emma has blossomed under Johanna’s guidance. A very genuine person, her kindness and patience is always noticed. This makes Johanna an incredible teacher in every sense of the word. Her attention to detail is exceptional, and she has been an integral part in helping Emma not only become a much more technical dancer, but also a more expressive and open dancer. It is so easy to see Johanna’s passion for ballet, and how much she truly loves what she does! We are forever grateful for finding her.

Much gratitude

Jessica and Mario Porporo