Ballet Pensacola



Artistic Staff

  • Darren McIntyre
    Artistic Director
  • Debi Janea
    Academy Director  


Ballet Pensacola Academy


  • Debi Janea
  • Hannah Holtsclaw
  • Elizabeth Smith
  • Roxie Smith

Artistic Staff

Darren McIntyre • Artistic Director

Mr. McIntyre has toured extensively throughout the United States, Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe, Mexico and South America, performing a wide range of both classical and contemporary works as a freelance artist and with such companies as Louisville Ballet (KY-USA),  City Ballet of San Diego (CA-USA); Milwaukee Ballet (WI-USA); Ajkun Ballet Theatre (NYC-USA, The Landestheater Detmold in Germany;  The National Ballet of Ireland; and The Australian Ballet. This expanded his repertory to include the title roles in all the traditional repertory ballets & has also seen him featured in works by many reputable Innovative Choreographers. Mr. McIntyre has also held the positions of Artistic Director, Montgomery Ballet (AL-USA); Interim Artistic Director, Lake Erie Ballet (PA-USA);  Artistic Associate / Ballet Master with Fort Wayne Ballet (IN-USA), Columnist with DANCEtrain Magazine; Founder/Artistic Director of The Marianne McIntyre Memorial International Ballet Scholarship; and Casting Agent at DManagement International Dance Agency. As a Choreographer, Mr. McIntyre has created over 30 original works & restaged and coached several full-length traditional repertory ballets. He was recently honored to be selected as a member of the Regional Dance America's National Adjudicators List and looks forward to working with them in the future. 


Debi Janea • Academy Director

Debi Janea has been dancing with Ballet Pensacola since the age of 9. After graduating from the Ballet Pensacola Academy in 2011, she was offered a position with the professional company. Janea has danced many roles throughout her years at Ballet Pensacola, including Clara in The Nutcracker, Katrina in The Headless Horseman, and Alice in Alice in Wonderland. In Spring of 2019 she performed as Cinderella in Ballet Pensacola’s premier production of Cinderella. She has performed as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker for the last two seasons. Janea has also performed with Pensacola Little Theatre over the years, notably in Cats the musical in 2017, receiving the Artistic Excellence award for her role as “Victoria”. 

400 S. Jefferson St.
Pensacola, FL 32502