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.

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.

MARC LAPIERRE, Dancer
From Stratford, CT; trained at Ballet Academy East and School of American Ballet. Marc is currently in the corps de ballet at Los Angeles Ballet.

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.

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.

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.

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.