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Joan Latham joined Miami City Ballet in 1992 as a dancer and now serves as rehearsal director, responsible for re-staging and rehearsing the dancers in much of the repertoire. She began her dance training with Damara Bennett at City Ballet School in her native city of San Francisco. She also studied at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, where she performed and toured with their company.

As a soloist with Miami City Ballet she performed soloist and principal roles in much of the Balanchine repertory including Apollo, Symphony in C, Agon, Divertimento No. 15, Scotch Symphony, Valse Fantasie, the Sugar Plum Fairy in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ and others. She was also featured in works by Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Edward Villella, as well as classics such as Swan Lake, Giselle and Coppélia. Joan and her husband Arnold Quintane have three children: Emma, Olivia and Arthur.