Dancers

ZSOLT BANKI, Dancer
From Budapest, Hungary; trained at the Hungarian Dance Academy. Zolt was the main choreographer for “So You Think You Can Dance—Hungary” and a founding dancer of American Contemporary Ballet. He has danced with Los Angeles Opera. 

EVA BURTON, Dancer
From Los Angeles, CA; trained at Rozann-Zimmerman Ballet Center, San Francisco Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet Trainee Program. Eva is a dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre. This is her second season with ACB.

ALEXANDER CASTILLO, Dancer
From Queens, NY; trained at Ballet Academy East as well as at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Boston Ballet, and The School of American Ballet. Alexander has danced with Los Angeles Ballet and will be dancing with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

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 third season with ACB.

JENNIFER CHRISTIE, Dancer
From Rochester, MI; trained with Pacific Northwest Ballet in the Professional Division. Jennifer has danced with Oregon Ballet Theatre and Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota and will be dancing with Utah Regional Ballet.

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

AMY HELFRICH, Apprentice 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.

CHARLOTTE LANNING, Dancer
From Washington, D.C.; trained at Washington School of Ballet. Charlotte has danced with Colorado Ballet and the Victor Ullate Ballet of Madrid, Spain. She is currently a dancer with Ballet Spartanburg of South Carolina.

CLEO MAGILL, Dancer
From Studio City, CA; trained at The Colburn School. Cleo was a Joffrey Ballet trainee and member of Tulsa Ballet II. This is Cleo’s fourth season with American Contemporary Ballet.

EMILY PARKER, Dancer
From Aliso Viejo, CA; trained at Maple Conservatory of Dance and holds a B.S. in Ballet from Indiana University. Emily is a dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre. This is her second season with ACB.

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. He has danced with American Ballet Theatre II and Alberta Ballet. Colby is a dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre. This is his third season with American Contemporary Ballet.

ANNA SEVERSON, Apprentice Dancer
From Waunakee, WI; trained at Kirov Academy of Ballet and Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. She was an apprentice with Gelsey Kirkland’s studio company as well as a dancer with Milwaukee Ballet II. 

RAFFAELLA STROIK, Dancer
From South Bend, IN; trained at Southold Dance Theater, Boston Ballet School, Ballet West, and American Ballet Theatre. Raffaella dances with Indiana University Ballet Theater.

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.

KELLY WILLIAMS, Dancer
from New Jersey; trained at Washington School of Ballet and HARID Conservatory. She has danced with Washington Ballet and New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet and will be dancing with Sarasota Ballet. This is Kelly’s second season with ACB.