Birmingham Ballet
2198 Columbiana Road - Suite 100
 Birmingham, Alabama 35216
Phone: 205-979-9492

Seniors Christian Free, Sarah Grace McDuff, and Stephanie Feng graduated from high
school and Birmingham Ballet Academy with honors.  
Christian is a recent graduate from Hoover High School's International Baccalaureate program
planning to attend Georgia Tech in the fall majoring in mechanical engineering.  He aims to
continue dancing as an advocation while completing his degree.
Sarah Grace McDuff graduated from Homewood High School with honors and plans to attend
Vanderbilt University in the fall. Sarah Grace was awarded the title 2014 Distinguished Young
Woman of Jefferson County.  
Stephanie Feng graduated from Vestavia Hills High School with honors and plans to attend U.A.B.
in the fall.  Stephanie plans to continue dancing with Birmingham Ballet as a member of the
Birmngham Ballet Professional Repertory Company while she pursue a degree in medicine.
Birmingham Ballet Academy Student Named 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County

On July 19, 2014, Hannah Walter, a VHHS Senior, was named as the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County
after a two-day competition held at Samford University. The program celebrated a theme of “Serendipity” where participants
competed in the areas of Scholastics, Fitness, Talent, Self-Expression and Spirit with on-stage categories of Talent, Fitness and
Self-Expression. Walter, one of 29 contestants from 14 high schools throughout Jefferson County, will represent Jefferson
County in the state competition to be held in Montgomery in January, 2015.
Of the Distinguished Young Women program, Walter said, “[It] felt more like putting a show together than competing. We learned
an opening number, a tiring fitness routine, and practiced our self-expressions.” As a student of Birmingham Ballet Academy,
she’s no stranger to the stage and has been involved with numerous ballet productions and performances. In the talent portion of
the program, she shared a ballet en pointe entitled “Pig Tail Variation”. When asked about preparing for the event, Walter noted,
“the girls who participate have prepared their entire lives by keeping good grades, learning to communicate well with others and
finding a talent they shine in.
Link to full article in The Vestavian...
We Must be Doing Something Right
Hannah Walter is the third Birmingham Ballet Academy student to receive this honor.  Also from Birmingham Ballet Academy - Sarah Grace McDuff  2014 DYW of Jefferson County
and Gina Maiola is the 2012 DYW of Jefferson County.