Dance Ensemble Faculty

HANAN MISKO

Hanan C. Misko hails from Centerview, Missouri. At a young age, he trained in dance and acrobats at Jo Noth’s White Oak Dance Academy and competed nationally winning numerous awards and scholarships. In pursuit of concert dance, he later trained at The Kansas City Ballet School and spent his summers at the American Theatre Ballet, Kansas City Ballet School, and The Juilliard School summer programs.

In 2006, he left for NYC to earn his BFA from The Juilliard School under the directorship of Lawrence Rhodes. While in college he was invited to Perry Mansfield to perform the works of Peter Chu; Dance International of New York in Burgos, Spain; and Springboard Danse Montréal where he performed a segment of James Kudelka’s 15 Heterosexual Duets.

While dancing as a NYC freelancer for 6 years he also preformed with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Jessica Lang Dance, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theatre, and The Metropolitan Opera. He has appeared on television/radio in The Metropolitan Opera’s productions of Faust and Orfeo ed Eurdice. He performed the original role of David Parsons in Paul Taylor’s Last Look at the 2010 Chicago Dancing Festival and served as a company member of Ballet Hispanico, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and Nimbus Dance Works.

This is Mr. Misko’s 5th year as the artistic director/choreographer of FASA’s Dance Ensemble. With his wife, Kelly, and two children, he lives and continues his freelance career in KC as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer.

MADELINE DEVRIES

ballet mistress

Madeline DeVries began her training at the age of 3 with the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy in Southern California. Here she trained and also had the opportunity to perform in many performances for the community.  After receiving her Advance 2 certificate in the Royal Academy of Dance training, Madeline then moved to Bellevue, Washington where she joined The Pacific Northwest Ballet School. After one year she was asked to participate in the Professional Division which consisted of rigorous training and many performing opportunities with The Pacific Northwest Ballet company. Her summers consisted of many intensives with Houston Ballet, The Rock School of Ballet, The Pacific Northwest Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada. She is now an apprentice with The Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany. Along with her passion for ballet, Madeline is passionate about reaching the lives of the lost. Specifically, people who need Jesus in the arts. She views every new location to dance as a new mission field for Christ.