About Us

Gail Friedberg

Miss Gail is the founder and owner of En Pointe Danse. She has been teaching and dancing professionally for over 40 years. Her career began in Louisville, Kentucky where she taught ballet, tap, and jazz, while also performing as a member of the Fleet Street Contemporary Dance Company. In 1987, after moving to Ohio, Miss Gail continued to teach and became a member of the Repertory Project in Cleveland. For the past 22 years, Miss Gail has focused her creative energy on En Pointe Danse. She teaches a wide range of classes for all ages, including: ballet, pointe, tap and modern dance. The school attracts a loyal following of students, many of whom begin in first grade and continue through high school. Each spring En Pointe Danse students perform an original ballet choreographed by Miss Gail and Miss Jean.

Jean Brady

Miss Jean graduated from the Academy of the Washington School of Ballet in Washington, DC, under the direction of Mary Day. At the University of Cincinnati, she studied ballet with David McLain and Oleg Sabline and modern with James Truitte (of the Lester Horton and Alvin Ailey Companies). She performed at the Kennedy Center and later became a member of the Vzorov Rhythm Ballet in Maryland. Miss Jean taught fitness classes, Russian technique ballet and coached competitive gymnastics before moving to Northeast Ohio in 1992. Since then she has taught ballet at Western Reserve Gymnastics and Dance and Quirk Cultural Center. Now Miss Jean focuses on teaching ballet at En Pointe Danse, and assists with the production of the spring programs.


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En Pointe Danse
516 East Washington St.
(In the Gallery)
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2:00 - 8:15 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 - 8:15 PM

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 - 8:15 PM
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