Mr. Streit coordinates and directs the Youth Performance Division at Gwinnett Ballet Theatre. In addition, he teaches all levels of ballet, modern, beginning jazz and musical theatre. John attended the University of Georgia where he danced with both the Ballroom Performance Team and the Ballet Ensemble. He earned a B.S. ed. in Dance and Education and a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Currently Mr. Streit holds the position of Affiliate Professor of Dance at Brenau University. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance with a Teaching and Choreography emphasis from the University of Arizona where he danced with the Arizona Repertory Ensemble and taught ballet, jazz, musical theatre and modern dance. Prior to his time at the U of A, John danced with the Georgia Ballet, was a Guest Artist with Atlanta Ballet in Michael Pink’s Romeo and Juliet and has been a guest artist throughout the Southeast. Mr. Streit has danced much of the classical repertoire including principal and soloist roles in Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, La Bayadere, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille Mal Gardee, Paquita, and Cinderella among others. Mr. Streit has also performed principal roles in a variety of musicals including Anything Goes, The Addams Family, Damn Yankees, and most recently CATS as Mr. Mistoffolees at the Cobb Energy Center.
John is also a choreographer and has created several concert works including the ballet Se Faire Echarper which won the best choreography award at Access Broadway, Let it Be which finished 1st runner-up at the Panoply Choreographic Competition and most recently Wind, Sand and Stars which was chosen to be performed at the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association Convention in 2016 in Durham, NC.
John serves as a coach for students attending the Youth America Grand Prix where he has coached Top 12 and Top 24 finalists. Mr. Streit is an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.