Linda Soulé is the founder and director of Covenant Dancers. From age 10, she trained at Huntsville’s Community Ballet School under Loyd Tygett’s direction. She danced with Mr. Tygett’s Huntsville Civic Ballet Company for 20 years, where she performed leading roles and solos from such ballets as Don Quixote, Giselle, La Bayadere, La Sylphide, Nutcracker, Pas Quatre, Swan Lake, and original works. She appeared in Educational Television programs and starred in Fantasy Playhouse plays, where she received acting as well as dancing honors. Linda’s photograph has been featured in Dance Magazine, Dance World Magazine, and on the cover of Huntsville's telephone directory.
Linda received full summer scholarships with the American Ballet Theatre School and the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. Her teachers have included Meredith Baylis, Richard Gibson, Ann Parson, David Howard, Christine Hennessy, Nansi Clement, Robert Barnett, John Gregory, and Barbara Vernon. After high school, Linda continued her dance training at Birmingham Southern College under a full tuition scholarship. There she studied with Alfonso Figueroa, Mira Popovic, Mimi Ransley, Kathryn Townsend, Royes Fernandez, Richard Holden, Maria de Baroncelli, and Bella Malinka.
Linda has more than 35 years of teaching experience. She has taught for Community Ballet, Bobbie Hall, Dance Elite, Valley Fellowship's Christian Academy, Covenant of Peace Church, Covenant Christian Academy, Ben Wilcoxon Ice Plex, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She founded Covenant Dancers in 1996 as a Christian dance academy dedicated to developing students who honor the Lord through their dancing. Each year, Covenant Dancers presents a concert of liturgical, contemporary, and classical works. Linda’s choreography has also been featured in local dance productions, church services, and Panoply of the Arts.
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