Genie Lanfear (adjunct faculty) was born in San Antonio Texas and received her early dance training from Lucile Wheaton. At fourteen she moved to Dallas to study under Natasha Krasovska and from there moved to New York City to attend School of American Ballet. In 1975 she joined Lyric Opera Ballet with artistic director Maria Tallcheif. In 1980 she attended Houston Ballet Acedamy and a year later joined the company under the direction of Ben Stevenson. Ms Lanfear was a company member for twelve years and now is the shoe coordinator for the company. She also teaches ballet at the University of Houston and Ballet Center of Houston and owns her own Pilates studio.