Lily Watkins (Choreographer/Dance Instructor/Creative Ballet Instructor) Columbus, OH native Lily Watkins studied as a scholarship student in the Advanced Division of The School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, under renowned faculty including Peter Martins, Kay Mazzo, Katrina Killian, Darci Kistler, Sean Lavery, Susan Pillar and Suki Schorer, among others. During her time there Ms. Watkins performed numerous times at the David H. Koch New York State Theater alongside New York City Ballet, including principal roles in 2 & 3 Part Inventions and Fanfare (both, choreography by Jerome Robbins). In 2009 she was one of four promising young choreographers invited to create works for the New York Choreographic Institute’s Spring Session. Ms. Watkins is a graduate of Beloit College with a BA in Creative Writing and was the 2012 recipient of the Chavey Family Endowed Award in Dance for outstanding contributions to the dance program. In addition to her dance training at The School of American Ballet and Beloit College, Ms. Watkins has attended summer programs with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Orlando Ballet and BalletMet Columbus.