Joanne Hughes Morscher
RSB Founder and Artistic Director


Mrs. Morscher founded RSB in 1998 and led the program and the school to its many successes. In 2004, she  established the Royal Youth Ballet Company (RYBC) 501(c)3 as an outgrowth of RSB.  Mrs. Morscher held the position of RYBC Artistic Director from 2004-2008.

Mrs. Morscher is a former Principal dancer with North Coast Ballet Theatre. She is originally from Buffalo, New York where she received her initial ballet training from Bernadine DeMike, Janet Springer and Ginger Burke. She continued her formal ballet training with Troy McCarty, Lynn Brennan Tabor, Dee Hillier, Marguerite Duncan and Nancy Arcury.

Mrs. Morscher has participated in Continuing Education Seminars such as: OhioDance 25th Anniversary Dance Education Day, Nutmeg Conservatory School of the Arts, Youth America Grand Prix Teacher's Course, Vail International Teaching Seminar, Finus Jhung Teacher Workshop sponsored by Ohio Dance Theatre, the Ohio Dance 2005 Festival classes and was a visiting director at the Eastern Regional Dance America Festival in Harrisburg, PA in 2005. 

Mrs. Morscher has taught throughout the Cleveland community in such venues as the  Brooklyn Figure Skating Club,  Strongsville City Youth Ballet, Cleveland School of the Arts, Studio 82, The Dance Centre, Emjaez and Kim's School of Dance.  Mrs. Morscher was the Artisitc Director from RYBC from 2004-2008.  Students of Mrs. Morscher's have been accepted to prestigious summer programs, university dance programs and are receiving professional contracts around the country. 

Mrs. Morscher's choreography has been adjudicated and performed at numerous NorthEast Ohio and Ohio Dance Festivals.   Additionally, her students and choreography have particiapted and won at the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Dance Competition.  

Mrs. Morscher closed RSB in 2008 to stay at home and raise her son, Hans.  She is available for Private Lessons, Choreography, Contract Work, and Consultations. Please contact her at


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