Dancers

ANABEL ALPERT,  Apprentice Dancer
From Delray Beach, FL; trained at Boca Ballet Theatre and graduated from Miami City Ballet School.  

CAROLINE ATWELL, Dancer
From Charlotte, NC; trained at Charlotte Ballet, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and as an apprentice with Chautauqua School of Dance. Caroline dances with Indiana University Ballet Theater.

MCKENZIE BYRNE,  Apprentice Dancer
From Foothill Ranch, CA; trained at Orange County School of the Arts and holds a B.S. in Ballet Performance and Arts Administration from Butler University.

ROCHELLE CHANG, Dancer
From Honolulu, HI; trained with Lee Olsen and holds a B.S. in Ballet Performance from Indiana University. Rochelle has danced with Kansas City Ballet II. This is Rochelle’s fourth season with ACB.

THERESA FARRELL, Dancer
From Saratoga Springs, NY, trained at Ballet Regent, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey School of Ballet, New York State Summer School of the Arts, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. She graduated high school from the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Dance. She was a founding dancer of American Contemporary Ballet.

ELISE FILO, Dancer
From Palo Alto, CA; was an apprentice with Charlotte Ballet before receiving a B.F.A. in Ballet Performance from Butler University.

CARA HANSVICK, Dancer
From Evanston, IL; trained at Dance Center Evanston and holds a B.S. in Ballet and Arts Management from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Cara is currently a dancer with Charlotte Ballet II in North Carolina.

AMY HELFRICH, Dancer
From Bealeton, VA; trained at Manassas Ballet Academy and holds a B.F.A. in Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

BROOKE LYNESS,  Apprentice Dancer
From Moraga, CA; trained at Lamorinda Ballet Center and holds a B.F.A. in Ballet from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Brooke currently dances with Nevada Ballet Theatre.

DAVID MORSE, Dancer
From Charlotte, NC; danced eight seasons with Charlotte Ballet and is currently a soloist with Cincinnati Ballet. 

NATALIE NGUYEN,  Apprentice Dancer
From Anaheim Hills, CA; holds a B.S. in Ballet Performance from Indiana University. 

COLBY PARSONS, Dancer
From Santa Barbara, CA; trained at Santa Barbara Ballet Center, The Rock School, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. This is his fourth season with American Contemporary Ballet. 

ANGELA RIDOLFI,  Apprentice Dancer
From Rock Island, IL; trained at Joffrey Academy of Dance and was most recently a trainee with BalletMet.

IAN SCHWANER, Dancer
From Atlanta, GA; trained at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ian has danced on full scholarship at intensives including American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet.

EMILY SMITH, Dancer
From Gurnee, IL; trained at Dancenter North, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Broadway Dance Center and holds a B.S. in Ballet from Indiana University. Emily will be dancing with Milwaukee Ballet II.

MATE SZENTES, Dancer
From Budapest, Hungary; trained at the Hungarian Dance Academy. Mate has danced with Hungarian National Ballet, Montgomery Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and Richmond Ballet. This is Mate’s second season with ACB.

KRISTEN TOHER,  Apprentice Dancer
From Chicago; trained at Pre-Professional Division of Joffrey Academy of Dance Chicago and holds a B.F.A. in Dance from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Kristen has danced with San Diego Ballet.

GIANNA TOLOTTA,  Apprentice Dancer
From New Jersey; trained with Jennie Somogyi, Marisa Cerveris, and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet/Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley. Gianna has danced with Washington Ballet, Atlantic City Ballet and will be dancing with Colorado Ballet.

SHELBY WHALLON, Dancer
From Upland, CA; trained at Inland Pacific Ballet Academy and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Shelby is currently in the corps de ballet at Los Angeles Ballet.