Alyssa Gunsolus

Alyssa Gunsolus graduated with a BS in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She started her formal training with Ms. Jill Kragie in 1996 and with Madison Ballet in 2000 under the direction of W. Earle Smith.

Mia Sanchez

From Chicago, IL, Ms. Sanchez trained at Ballet Chicago under the direction of Dan Duell and Patricia Blair.

Cecilia Monroy

Apprentice - Cecilia Monroy was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and started her training with the School of Madison Ballet at the age of seven.

Mary Elizabeth Bastian

Mary Elizabeth Bastian, a native of Rochester, New York, began her training at the Draper Center for Dance Education and the Rochester City Ballet under artistic director Jamey Leverett. 

Adam Bloodgood

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Adam Bloodgood is has been professionally involved in dance, music, and film since childhood.

Jacob Brooks

Jacob Ashley is a Chicago native who began his dance training at the Chicago Academy for the Arts under the instruction of Randy Duncan, Guillermo Leyva, Sandra Kaufmann, and the late Anna Paskevska.

Andrew Erickson

Andrew Erickson was born in Baltimore, Maryland and received his training at Hubbard Street Dance and Ballet Chicago. Mr. Erickson has danced as a company member for Madison Ballet, Minnesota Ballet, Ballet Tucson.

Shea Johnson

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Shea Johnson began his training at age nine with a small school in Mesquite, Texas.

Alberto Andrade, Apprentice

Born in New York, Alberto Andrade started his ballet training in Atlanta Georgia at the age of 10.

Lily Edgar, Apprentice

A Wisconsin native, Lily Edgar began her dance training at the Beaver Dam Dance Academy at the age of 4, and transferred to the School of Madison Ballet in 2010.

Jackson Warring

A Madison native, Jackson Warring received his early training at West Side Performing Art, under owner Sharon Butler.

Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Apprentice

Elizabeth Greenhalgh began serious training at Bountiful School of Ballet where she spent seven years learning from amazing teachers including Sandra Swenson and Kate Ostrowski.

Shannon Simonelli

Shannon Simonelli, Ph.D., ATR is an Art Therapist and NeuroImaginal® Somatic Psychotherapist.

Genevieve Custer Weeks

Genevieve Custer Weeks was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She took her very first ballet lessons with Sharon Butler, and received her early training primarily from Kate McQuade and Charmaine Ristow.

Nikki Hefko

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Nikki began her dance training at Mobile Ballet and moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University from which she graduated with high honors earning Bachelor and Master degrees in Literature and Education.

Christina Fagundes Turner

Christina Fagundes Turner began her twenty four year professional dance career with San Francisco Ballet in 1982.Christina Fagundes Turner began her twenty four year professional dance career with San Francisco Ballet in 1982.

John Gardner

John Gardner was born in Lafayette, Indiana, and began his ballet training at the age of 12 with Glen Ashton in Lafayette, and subsequently trained at the National Academy of Arts in Champaign, Illinois, under the direction of Michael Maule.

Michele Gifford

In her twelve year career at New York City Ballet, Michele Gifford performed many soloist and principal roles including George Balanchine’s Apollo, Rubies, Agon, and Stars and Stripes.

Allison Gonzalez

Allison Gonzalez has an extensive history in the ballet, which has taken her around the world performing, choreographing and teaching.  

Maurya Kerr

Maurya Kerr danced with Alonzo King LINES Ballet from 1994-2006. She is on faculty with the LINES Ballet Education Programs and conducts residencies nationally as a visiting guest artist with BODYTRAFFIC, Hollins University, University of Minnesota, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and The School at Jacob's Pillow.