Russell Capps began his dance training with Eric Hyrst of Londons Royal Ballet. His early studies embraced performing with the Jefferson Dancers. Intense training developed great respect and deep discipline for the art while working with distinguished choreographers. Russell enjoyed a dance career for more than 30 years with several notable ballet companies including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Ballet Oregon, Eugene Ballet, and Pacific Ballet Theatre. He performed many principal and soloist roles. Russells choreographic achievements include The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and neo-classical and modern ballets. He has been with EDA for 6 years.