The HARID Conservatory

America’s tuition-free professional training school for gifted young dancers

Academic & Music Faculty

Shari Bass
Academic Administrator

Shari Bass has a bachelor of arts degree in social psychology and a master’s degree in special education from Florida Atlantic University. In addition, she has a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. She has taught at Boca Raton Community High School and has worked for many years as an education consultant and tutor. Ms. Bass joined HARID in 2013 as an academic mentor and was promoted to the position of academic administrator in 2016.

Ms. Bass is responsible for assessing the academic records of prospective students, developing academic progression plans, maintaining official student academic records and transcripts, and providing college and other guidance services for students and their parents. In addition, she prepares visa applications for international students and maintains their immigration files. Ms. Bass also continues to serve as mentor in HARID’s learning center and oversees the school’s library.

Principal Pianist & Music Coordinator
HARID is currently accepting applications from qualified musicians for the position of Principal Pianist and Music Coordinator. If interested, please contact HARID director Gordon Wright at for more information.

Haydee Steeves
Music Instructor & Accompanist

Jenny Alexander

Jennifer Bury
Academic Mentor

Eliane Hess

David Schanzer
Accompanist / Percussionist