LEXINGTONBALLETCOMPANY

LEXINGTONBALLETCOMPANY

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Lexington Ballet Company Dancers
Lexington Ballet Company Dancers

 

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
& Snow White

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(859) 233-3535

 

SCHOOL SHOW INFO


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS


2019-2020 Sapphire Season

UNITED STATE OF DANCE
The Nutcracker
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Snow White
LexArts Gallery Hop Series
Ballet Under the Stars

Artists

Artistic Vision
Meet the Company
Meet the Ensemble
Mission & History
Auditions


PURCHASE TICKETS
Snow White
A Midsummer Night's Dream


SCHOOL SHOW INFO


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

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Lexington Ballet Artists

Company Dancers

Alexandra Orenstein
Alexandra Orenstein

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Victoria Stocker
Victoria Stocker

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Luis Wilhite
Luis Wilhite

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Hannah Harvey
Hannah Harvey

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Holly Marcin
Holly Marcin

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Collin Daffin
Collin Daffin

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Kahari Moore
Kahari Moore

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Sydney-Rose Smith
Sydney-Rose Smith

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Kerry Schroeder
Kerry Schroeder

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Guest Artists

Raul Peinado
Raul Peinado

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Chad Jones
Chad Jones

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Trainees

Anna _Donnelly
Anna Donnelly

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Isabel_Jadick
Isabel Jadick

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Twyla Pojetta
Twyla Pojetta

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Madison Porter
Madison Porter

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Logan White
Logan White

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Asher Taylor-Dawson
Asher Taylor-Dawson

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Local Artists

Dan Collett
Dan Collett

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Cal Lawton
Cal Lawton

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Courtney Sheffield
Courtney Sheffield
Stage Manager
Susan Dudley Wigglesworth
Susan Dudley Wigglesworth
Costume Design

2018 Company Portraits by Mark Mahan

Alexandra Orenstein

Kernersville, North Carolina
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2014

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Fairy of Joy, Sleeping Beauty
Snow Queen, The Nutcracker
Lady Capulet, Romeo & Juliet

Alexandra began her professional training at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Later, she attended Mercyhurst University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts and a minor in Accounting. Ms. Orenstein joined Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre under the direction of Tauna Hunter and Michael Gleason as a company dancer and performed in George Balanchine's Valse Fantasie, among others. She then joined Lake Erie Ballet in Erie, PA as a company dancer for three years under the direction of Althea Bodine before joining Lexington Ballet. She has been featured in numerous productions with Lexington Ballet such as Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and has danced the Principal role of Snow Queen in The Nutcracker and The Fairy of Joy in Sleeping Beauty.

Victoria Stocker

Spring Grove, Illinois
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2016

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Lilac Fairy, Sleeping Beauty
Dew Drop, The Nutcracker
Snow Queen, The Nutcracker
Baloo, The Jungle Book
Mrs. Higgins, My Fair Lady

Victoria began her pre-professional training in 2000 at the Illinois Dance Conservatory and Illinois Youth Dance Theatre under the direction of Alyce Keaggy-Brinkman in Wauconda, IL before joining Ballet Austin as a trainee under the direction of Bill Piner and Michelle Martin in 2014. Later, Ms. Stocker joined Lexington Ballet and has since performed Principal roles such as Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Dew Drop, Snow Queen, Spanish lead, and Russian Lead in The Nutcracker, Hunca Munca in The Tales of Beatrix Potter as well as Soloist roles such as Winter Fairy in Cinderella, Baloo in The Jungle Book, and Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady. She has also performed with the company as a Gypsy in Romeo and Juliet as well as in the productions of West Side Story and A Soldier's Tale.

Luis Wilhite

Chicago, Illinois
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2018

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Russian, The Nutcracker
Mowgli, The Jungle Book
Colonel Pickering, My Fair Lady

Luis started dancing in his high school's dance program in 2011 under former NYC Rockette Ashley Ayer- Martin. In 2012, he began training at Johnson's Dance Studio where he later joined the pre-professional company, Owensboro Dance Theatre for three years, under the direction of former Giordano Dance Chicago dancers Joy Johnson and Allison McCoy. He received a scholarship to Louisville Ballet's summer program and later received a scholarship to attend Louisville Ballet School under the direction of Elena Fillmore-Diehl. In 2016, he joined Louisville Ballet as a trainee for the 2016-17 season under the direction of Robert Curran where he danced the role of Chinese Soloist in The Nutcracker. Luis has danced in Lexington Ballet's productions of West Side and Other Stories and My Fair Lady, and has been featured as Russian Principal in The Nutcracker, Mowgli in The Jungle Book, Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty, and Jeremy Fisher in The Tales of Beatrix Potter.

Sydney-Rose Smith

Grand Haven, Michigan
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2018

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Marie, The Nutcracker
Village Girl, The Jungle Book

Sydney Rose began her training with Nancy and Jefferson Baum in Grand Haven, Michigan. She later continued her training at Grand Rapids Ballet under the direction of Patricia Barker, and was a member of the Grand Rapids junior company under the direction of Attila Mosolygo. While at Grand Rapids Ballet, she performed with the professional company in The Nutcracker, Raymonda, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, and Dracula. At 15, she moved to Chicago to join the Ballet Chicago studio company under the direction of Dan Duell and danced in George Balanchine's Serenade, Swan Lake, Who Cares?, and Theme and Variations. Ms. Smith has spent summers studying on scholarship with the Royal Danish Ballet, Balletskolen-Denmark, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Kaatsbann, Ballet Chicago, Kansas City Ballet, and Cincinnati Ballet. While dancing at Lexington Ballet, she has performed in numerous featured roles, including Marie in The Nutcracker and Village Girl in The Jungle Book.

Hannah Harvey

Atlanta, Georgia
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2018.

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Peter Rabbit, Magical Tales of Beatrix Potter
Sugarplum, The Nutcracker

Hannah began her pre-professional training at the North Atlanta Dance Theatre under the direction of Michael Garrison and attended summer intensive programs at The Royal Ballet School, Upper School-London, Nashville Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. Ms. Harvey danced as a trainee with Nashville Ballet for one season where she danced the principal role of Myrtha in Giselle before joining Louisville Ballet as a trainee for two seasons performing as the Principal Rose in The Brown-Forman Nutcracker as well as Zulma in Giselle. While at Lexington Ballet, she has performed the roles of Peter Rabbit in The Tales of Beatrix Potter as well as Sugarplum in The Nutcracker.

Holly Marcin

Woodridge, Illinois
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2018.

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Fairy of Song Sleeping Beauty

Holly began her pre-professional training at The Hinsdale Dance Academy, under the direction of Jennifer Grapes and danced as a guest artist in Montgomery Ballet's production of Don Quixote before attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) on scholarship in 2013, under the direction of Paula Weber. While at UMKC, Ms. Marcin performed Principal roles including Odette in the Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux and Kitri in the Don Quixote Act III Pas de Deux as well as Soloist roles in Pas de Quatre and Paula Webers Carmina Burana. She also performed in both Todd Bolenders and Devon Carney's Nutcracker with the Kansas City Ballet. After graduating with her Bachelor's of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ballet Performance, Holly joined Columbia Classical Ballet in Columbia, SC and danced in their productions of Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Cinderella, and was featured as Spanish Principal in The Nutcracker. While at Lexington Ballet, she has performed as The Fairy of Song in Sleeping Beauty along with Marzipan and Chinese in The Nutcracker. Ms. Marcin has also been featured in Pointe magazine.

Kerry Schroeder

Schenectady, New York
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2018

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Chinese The Nutcracker

Kerry graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Arts Administration from Mercyhurst University. At Mercyhurst, Ms. Schroeder performed Jośe Limón's Waldstein Sonata and George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco and has danced with Ballet Concerto, Lake Erie Ballet as a Principal guest artist, and SoMar Danceworks before joining Lexington Ballet. With Lexington Ballet, she danced in the company's productions of New Works and Other Voices, Sleeping Beauty, and The Tales of Beatrix Potter. She was featured as Chinese Principal and Demi-Soloist in Waltz of the Flowers in The Nutcracker.

Raul Peinado

Madrid, Spain

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Oberon A Midsummer Nigth's Dream

Raul Peinado began his dance training with ballet master Victor Ullate of the Victor Ullate Ballet School, and Cristina Alvarez at Catedra Alicia Alonso. While in Spain, Raul danced as a soloist with Ballet Clasico de Madrid for 3 years where he performed most classical ballet repertoire. He also performed as a guest dancer with the National Ballet of Cuba in Don Quixote and Swan Lake. In 2000, Raul join Joffrey Ballet School Ensemble in New York City for 5 years. While in New York, he was a company member of Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Dances Patrelle, Peridance Ensemble, Configuration Dance, and Faune Dance Troupe. In 2006 Raul joined Connecticut Ballet as a principal dancer. Raul participated in the 2008 Buffalo Dance Festival with partner Misty Copeland in a duet choreographed by American Ballet Theatre's Susan Jaffe. Mr. Peinado participated a guest dancer for two years at Fukuoka International Dance Festival in Fukuoka, Japan and was awarded the City Honors Award for outstanding performance. Raul has performed as a guest artist for many regional ballet companies in the United States, including Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater, Gwinnett Ballet Theater, Alabama Dance Theater, North Atlanta Dance Theater, Atlanta Dance Theater, Andalusia Ballet, South West Virginia Ballet, Mobile Ballet and Eglevsky Ballet. Mr. Peinado also danced for 3 seasons with the Georgia Ballet, where performed leading roles in George Balanchine's Dance Fantasy, Apollo, and Serenade.

Chad Jones

Atlanta, GA

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Demetrius A Midsummer Nigth's Dream

Chad Jones began his dance education at the Ballethnic Dance Academy under the direction of Waverly Lucas and Nena Gilreath. At 16, he continued his education at the Georgia Ballet Academy; training in the school’s top level for three years before being promoted to company member. Chad has been featured in various works such as Sleepy Hollow, La Bayadère, Swan Lake, Pirates, Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, and Waltz Tango.

Asher Taylor-Dawson

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2018

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Herr Drosselmeyer The Nutcracker
Master of Ceremonies Sleeping Beauty

Asher joined Suspend Performing Arts, under the direction of Anne Boocke-Miller in 2016 before joining Lexington Ballet in 2018 where he performed the roles of Herr Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, The Master of Ceremonies in Sleeping Beauty, and Old Owl Brown in the Tales of Beatrix Potter. Along with Lexington Ballet, Asher has danced as a guest artist in 2019 with Gale Dance Force, under the direction of Shannon Gale, where he performed the pas de deux from Cinderella. Asher has attended summer intensives with Pilobolus and Mam-Luft and Co.

Collin Daffin

Charleston, South Carolina
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Collin began his professional training at the Joffrey Ballet School under the direction of Davis Robertson in 2009. Later at The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts under the direction of Sharon Dante, he danced the principal role of Solor in La Bayadere. In 2012, Collin joined The Washington School of Ballet under the direction of Septime Weber and Kee Juan Han and danced in Dracula with The Washington Ballet. Collin attended University of Alabama majoring in Dance & Psychology under the direction of Cornelius Carter. While a member of Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre he danced the role of Lucien in Paquita, Acteon in Diane and Acteon, as well as soloist in Serenade in E. In 2018, Collin joined Nashville Ballet II under the direction of Nick Mullikin & Kate Linsley where he danced the role of Degas in Degas and the Little Dancer and Frog in Jump Frog Jump .

Kahari Moore

Chicago, Illinois
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Kahari began his training at the Chicago School of the Arts in 2011, and later danced at Ballet Chicago performing in numerous productions which include: George Balanchine's Tarantella, Swan Lake, and Ellington Suite as well as Melancholic in The Four Temperaments. Mr. Moore is currently working towards a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Ballet Performance at Butler University in Indiana.

Anna Donnelly

Woodstock, Maryland
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Anna has previously danced with Howard County Ballet in Ellicott City, MD where she performed numerous roles such as Snow Queen and Arabian in The Nutcracker before joining Lexington Ballet. Ms. Donnelly is currently attending The University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music studying both Ballet and Nutrition Science.

Isabel Jadick

Jacksonville, Florida
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Isabel began her professional career in 2014 as a trainee with The Louisville Ballet under the direction of Robert Curran where she danced in the company's productions of Giselle, Suite en Blanc, Sacred Shifts, Coppélia, George Balanchine's Western Symphony, and Val Caniparoli's The Nutcracker. Later, Ms. Jadick danced with Ballet de Cẚmara in Quito, Ecuador under the direction of Rubén Guarderas, and performed in Ruiseńor, Pinocchio, and Recorando de Olivido. In 2017, she joined De La Dance Company in Cincinnati, OH under the direction of Meridith Benson and Mario De la Nuez and danced in productions such as La Sylphide, Nutcracker Jazzed Up!, Trail to Trinity, and Elements. In 2018, Isabel was a guest artist with Paradise Ballet Theater under the direction of Joyce Stahl and Kathy Sawyer in Key West, FL in The Nutcracker Key West.

Twyla Pojetta

South Bend, Indiana
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Twyla is currently working towards her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Throughout her training, Ms. Pojetta has performed numerous solos in The Nutcracker including the Sugarplum Fairy as well as the Bluebird Pas de Deux, Jewels Pas de Trois, Fairy of the Enchanted Garden, and Fairy of the Golden Vine from Sleeping Beauty, and in Coppélia. Additionally, she has performed variations from Raymonda, Paquita, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, and Napoli. She was featured in Judith Mikita's Apertures and Vistas.

Madison Porter

Topanga, California
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Madison began her professional training in 2012 at the Joffrey Ballet School under the direction of Robert Ray and later the Los Angeles Ballet School in 2014 under the direction of Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen. Following, she began training at the Oregon Ballet Theater School under the direction of Anthony Jones before joining the City Ballet of San Diego as a trainee in 2016, performing in the corps de ballet of Raymonda. In 2017, Ms. Porter joined Ballet Tucson as an apprentice, and danced in the productions of Phantom of the Opera and Carmen. She has attended the Hubbard Street Dance Summer Program and appeared as a guest artist with Ballet Victoria. While dancing as a guest artist at Savannah Ballet Theatre, she danced the title role of Clara in The Nutcracker. Madison is currently a Liberal Arts Major at The New School University in New York, working towards her Bachelor of Arts.

Logan White

Mebane, North Carolina
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Logan began her early training under Natasha Vann and later Walkerdance Ballet Theatre under the direction of Betsy Walker, Emily Lewis, and Ann Bradey Lewis-Sapp. In 2017, Logan was accepted into Cary Ballet Conservatory's professional training program under the direction of Mariaelena Ruiz. While at Cary Ballet, Logan performed the Pas de Trois from Paquita and was a featured contemporary soloist. Logan attended The Dance Theatre of Harlem's summer intensive on scholarship and performed at Lincoln Center as part of the company's 50 th Anniversary Season. In 2019, Logan was a member of a first place ensemble work at the Youth America Grand Prix competition.

Dan Collett

Lexington, KY
Guest with Lexington Ballet since 2003

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Party Veteran, The Nutcracker
Robin Stravelin, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Page, Sleeping Beauty
Lord Montague, Romeo and Juliet
Barkeep, Coppélia

Dan Collett is a graduate of University of Kentucky with a degree in Natural Sciences. He has performed in numerous ballets with Lexington Ballet as a guest artist and character dancer. Dan has a long dance background and has trained ballroom and ballet at various studios in Lexington, Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Dan has appeared in numerous stage productions in Theater, large production and independent films, television commercials, print ads, and radio commercials. In addition, Dan is a published writer and poet as well as a visual artist.

Cal Lawton

Lexington, KY
Guest with Lexington Ballet for many years

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Herr Drosselmeyer, The Nutcracker
Nick Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Alfred Doolittle, My Fair Lady
Lord Capulet, Romeo and Juliet
Court Huntsman, Giselle
Dr. Coppelius, Coppélia
Court Courier, Cinderella
Father, Snow White

Cal Lawton has been a long time guest artist with Lexington Ballet.