An Evening of Pas de Deux featuring Alumni Stars

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Location Amphitheater

Gate pass or event ticket required.

Anna Gerberich1Anna Gerberich began her training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary. In 2004, she was invited by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride to apprentice with the Charlotte Ballet, and in 2005 she was hired into the company. Within four years, under Bonnefoux she was promoted to Principal. After 11 years with Charlotte Ballet, Anna accepted a position with the Joffrey Ballet. At Joffrey she had the opportunity to work with numerous choreographers including John Numier among others. Anna received the Pointe Magazine NERDA Award of Promise in 2001 and was awarded the Barbara Weisberger RDA Founders Award of Excellence in 2004. In 2014 Anna had the pleasure to appear in the Kennedy Center Honors, performing Balanchine’s Who Cares in acknowledgment to Patricia McBride. Alumni of the Chautauqua School of Dance (2004)

Pete Leo Walker1Pete Leo Walker joins Aspen Santa Fe Ballet following five seasons with Charlotte Ballet, where he performed a diverse repertoire of neoclassical and contemporary works. A native of Jacksonville, FL, Pete began training at Dansations Performing Arts Center and continued at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. Pete is a 2011 recipient of the Princess Grace Award. In 2013 he was featured as one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch.”

wb brooklyn mack colour bio 1000Brooklyn Mack of Elgin, South Carolina, is in his eighth season with The Washington Ballet. Mack began his dance training at age 12 with the Pavlovich Dance School under Radenko Pavlovich and Milena Leben before receiving a scholarship to study at the Kirov Academy of Ballet. Mack then apprenticed with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and later joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company. Before joining TWB, Mack spent three seasons as a principal dancer with Orlando Ballet. He has performed internationally at Ballet Clasico de Camara with Nina Novak in Venezuela, Latvian National Ballet, NBA Ballet Company in Japan and many others. Notable awards include the Kirsti Paakenen Encouragement Prize at the 2005 International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland; the silver medal at the 2006 Jackson International Ballet Competition, in Mississippi; the 2007 Princess Grace Fellowship Award; Second prize at the 2009 Helsinki IBC; the bronze medal at the 2011 Boston IBC; the Marius Leipa Prize at the 2011 Boston IBC; the silver medal at the 2011 Korean International Dance Competition, the gold medal at the 2012 Boston International Ballet Competition, winner of the 2012 Istanbul Grand Prix and the gold medal at the 2012 International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. Most recently, Mack was featured in Ebony Magazine, the Grio’s Top 100, and was named as a top “25 [dancers] to watch” by Dance Magazine. Alumni of the Chautauqua School of Dance (2001)

Jeannete DelgadoJeanette Delgado was born in Miami and began her dance training with Vivian Tobio, Liana Navarro and Maria Victoria Gutierrez. At the age of nine she received a scholarship to study at Miami City Ballet School and spent her summers studying at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Chautauqua Dance Program. In 2003, Delgado received the Princess Grace Award and began her apprenticeship with Miami City Ballet before becoming a member of the corps de ballet the following year. In 2006, she was promoted to soloist and to principal dancer in 2008. She has been invited to perform outside of MCB with the Chautauqua Ballet Company, under the direction of Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, and has participated in Oregon Ballet Theaters’ Dance United performances in 2010 and 2012. Alumni of the Chautauqua School of Dance (2002)

GarciaGonzaloGonzalo Garcia is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Mr. Garcia began studying ballet at the age of eight at Maria Avila's school. In 1995, he attended the summer session at San Francisco Ballet School. Following this session, Mr. Garcia participated in the Prix de Lausanne, becoming the youngest dancer to receive a gold medal. He then returned to the School to resume his studies and was selected by Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet, to perform in a world premiere ballet created especially for the 1996 Spring Student Showcase. Mr. Garcia joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in March 1998. In 2000, he was promoted to soloist, and in 2002 to principal dancer. Mr. Garcia was invited to perform Balanchine's Ballo della Regina with New York City Ballet as part of the Company's Balanchine Centennial Celebration in 2004. Mr. Garcia joined New York City Ballet in October of 2007 as a principal dancer.

Laine HabonyLaine Habony is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. Born in Dallas, Texas, she began her dance training at the age of three at Denton Ballet Academy in Denton, Texas, before continuing her training at Ballet Conservatory in Lewisville, Texas, under Allan Kinzie and Shawn Stevens, at age eight. She began studying at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, during the 2010 summer course, and enrolled as a full-time student that year. Ms. Habony became an apprentice with NYCB in November 2013 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2014. Alumni of the Chautauqua School of Dance (2012) 

Sasha JanesThis concert is curated by Sasha Janes,
Director of Contemporary Studies,
Chautauqua School of Dance.