LEXINGTONBALLETCOMPANY

LEXINGTONBALLETCOMPANY

LEXINGTONBALLETCOMPANY


YOUR CITY. YOUR BALLET.

YOUR CITY. YOUR BALLET.

Home
Lexington Ballet Company Dancers
Lexington Ballet Company Dancers


Lexington Opera House Tickets on sale Monday September 30 at 10:00AM!

Purchase Tickets
UNITED STATE OF DANCE

Lexington Center Box Office
859-233-4567


The Nutcracker tickets on sale now!

Purchase Tickets
The Nutcracker

EKU Center for the Arts
859.622.7469

School Show Information

Educational Program Information

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 Lexington Opera House Tickets

Purchase The Nutcracker Tickets

School Show Information

Educational Program Information

Company Dancers

Alexandra Orenstein
Alexandra Orenstein

more...

Victoria Stocker
Victoria Stocker

more...

Luis Wilhite
Luis Wilhite

more...

Hannah Harvey
Hannah Harvey

more...

Holly Marcin
Holly Marcin

more...

Collin Daffin
Collin Daffin

more...

Kahari Moore
Kahari Moore

more...

Sydney-Rose Smith
Sydney-Rose Smith

more...

Kerry Schroeder
Kerry Schroeder

more...

Trainees

Anna _Donnelly
Anna Donnelly

more...

Isabel_Jadick
Isabel Jadick

more...

Twyla Pojetta
Twyla Pojetta

more...

Madison Porter
Madison Porter

more...

Logan White
Logan White

more...

Asher Taylor-Dawson
Asher Taylor-Dawson

more...

2018 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 ballet training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she trained for ten years. Alexandra continued her training, on both academic and dance scholarships, at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she graduated Cum Laude,with a BA in Dance and minor in Accounting. She performed with the Lake Erie Ballet Company for three seasons under the direction of Alethea Bodine, performing a variety of lead roles. She completed a season as a member of the Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre, an in-residence company at Mercyhurst University under the direction of Tauna Hunter and Michael Gleason and Alexandra performed in Balanchine's Valse Fantasie. With Lexington Ballet, Alexandra has performed roles such as Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, The Gryphon in Alice in Wonderland and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Alexandra is very excited to return to Lexington Ballet for a sixth season.

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 training at an early age under the direction of Alyce Keaggy-Brinkmann at Illinois Dance Conservatory. Victoria performed leading roles with the Illinois Youth Dance Theatre in multiple productions. Victoria was an ensemble finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix in Chicago, and solo finalist in the Valentina Koslova International Ballet Competition in New Orleans. Victoria attended summer intensives and workshops, many on scholarship, with Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet West, Oklahoma City Ballet, Visceral Dance Chicago, Regional Dance America and Ballet Austin. In 2015, Victoria was invited to continue her training with Ballet Austin under the direction of Michelle Martin and Bill Piner. Since joining Lexington Ballet Company in 2016, she has performed the roles of Spanish Soloist, Russian Soloist, and Toy Soldier in The Nutcracker, Gypsy in Romeo and Juliet Winter Fairy in Cinderella, Baloo in The Jungle Book, Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady, West Side and Other Stories and A Soldier's Tale. Victoria is excited to join the company for her fourth season, and looks forward to the upcoming repertoire.

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 moved to Owensboro, Kentucky, in middle school and started dancing in the Owensboro High School dance program in 2011 under former NYC Rockette Ashley Ayer-Martin. He began training at Johnson's Dance Studio in 2012, where he later joined Owensboro Dance Theatre studying under Joy Johnson, Allison McCoy, and Karen Corathers. In 2015 Luis received scholarships to Louisville Ballet summer intensive and school year program under Elena Fillmore-Diehl. In 2016 Luis joined the Louisville Ballet trainee program under Robert Curran. Luis performed in Swan Lake and the role of Chinese Soloist in The Nutcracker with Louisville Ballet. Luis is beginning his second season at Lexington Ballet where he has danced the roles Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, and MowgliThe Jungle Book, as well as roles in West side and Other Stories and The Nutcracker.

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 Jefferson and Nancy Baum in Grand Haven. She then transferred to Grand Rapids Ballet under Patricia Barker and Attila Mosolygo. As a dancer in the Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company, she performed in the Orange Bowl halftime show in Miami, as well as other ballets. Sydney-Rose performed with the Grand Rapids Ballet professional company in The Nutcracker, Raymonda, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty and Dracula. At 15 she joined the Ballet Chicago Studio Company under the direction of Dan Duell, Patricia Blair and Ted Seymour, where she had the honor of performing many Balanchine works such as Serenade, Swan Lake, Theme and Variation, Who Cares. Sydney-Rose has attended summer programs at Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Kaatsbaan, and Ballet Chicago. She is excited to be returning to the Lexington Ballet for her second season, and looking forward to the upcoming repertoire and another amazing season.

Hannah Harvey

Atlanta, Georgia
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2018.

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

Hannah begain her training under the direction of Michael Garrison with North Atlanta Dance Theatre. She attended summer intensives at The Royal Ballet School in London, Nashville Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. In 2015, Hannah joined Nashville Ballet as a Trainee and had the opportunity to perform the role of Myrtha in Giselle in the Spring Showcase. As a trainee with Louisville Ballet, she was chosen to perform principal, soloist, and corps roles in many productions. These included Principal Rose in The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, Zulma in Giselle, and a Shades Soloist in an excerpt from La Bayadere in Studio Connections. Hannah is so excited to dance with Lexington Ballet for her second season!

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 in Hinsdale, Illinois, under Jennifer Grapes. She attended summer programs at Kansas City Ballet and Montgomery Ballet. In Montgomery, Holly danced with the company in Don Quixote. Holly attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City on scholarship where she studied extensively under Paula Weber. While at UMKC, Holly performed soloist rolls in White, Carmina Burana, and Klavier Poems as well as Odette in the Act II pas de deux from Swan Lake. She performed in the corps de ballet with The Kansas City Ballet in The Nutcracker for two seasons. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017, Holly joined Columbia Classical Ballet and danced in their productions of La Bayadere, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker. S he has also been featured in Pointe magazine. This is Holly's second season with Lexington Ballet.

Kerry Schroeder

Schenectady, New York
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2018

Lexington Ballet Feature Roles
Chinese The Nutcracker

Kerry began her dance training in ballet, jazz, and tap at the Orlando School of Dance. She continued her training at Mercyhurst University under academic and dance scholarships, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, and a minor in Arts Administration. While at Mercyhurst, Kerry had the privilege of performing José Limon’s Waldstein Sonata and George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco. Kerry has appeared as a principal guest artist with the Lake Erie Ballet Company, and has performed with Ballet Concerto and SoMar DanceWorks. Kerry is very excited to be joining Lexington Ballet for their 2018-19 season!

Asher Taylor-Dawson

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2018

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

Asher trained in modern dance at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and ballet at Louisville Ballet School and with Benjamin Wetzel. He has attended summer intensives at Lexington Ballet, Mam-Luft & Company, and Pilobolus. In the past, Asher has performed in new ballet and contemporary works by Brian Grant and Amberley Simpson and as a dancer and aerialist with CirqueLouis. He is honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to train and dance with Lexington Ballet for a second season.

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

Anna Donnelly

Woodstock, Maryland
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Isabel Jadick

Jacksonville, Florida
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Twyla Pojetta

South Bend, Indiana Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Madison Porter

Topanga, California Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019

Logan White

Mebane, North Carolina
Joined Lexington Ballet in 2019