Meet The Dancers
FRONT: Taylor Cobb, Lacey Elliston, Elizabeth Smith, Chelsea Cambron, Isabel Jadick, Alice Wells
BACK: Claire Horrocks, Lexa Daniels, Sophia Myers, Shelby Shenkman, Alexandra Hoffman, Rebecca Deitrich, Jessica Columbus, Lindsay Knight, Marta Kelly.
A native of Santa Barbara, CA, Chelsea began training under Denise Rinaldi and continued her higher education at UC Santa Barbara under Valerie Huston. This is her third season with Louisville Ballet. She holds the Maestro Enrico Cecchetti Diploma, and was the recipient of the Contemporary Award from CICB in Manchester, England in 2011.
Taylor was born and raised in Dayton, OH. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Point Park University, majoring in dance with a ballet concentration. After her freshman year Taylor transfered to the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she continued to train and focus as a ballet major. This will be her last year as a student and she is pleased to be spending it here with Louisville Ballet, as a first year trainee.
Jessica started her ballet training at the American Dance Conservatory at age 12. In 2007, she was a finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix. In 2009, she joined the Louisville Ballet School. This is Jessica’s second season as a trainee with the Louisville Ballet.
Alexandra Daniels, from Stoneham, MA, began her dance training at the Northeast School of Ballet. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a BFA in ballet and minor in nutrition. Most recently, she was a member of Portland Ballet Company in Portland, ME.
Rebecca was born in Lexington, KY and studied at The Lexington Ballet. She furthered her dance education at Butler University where she graduated Cum Laude and with High Honors, with a BFA in Dance Performance. She is excited to be a part of Louisville Ballet’s 2014-2015 season.
From Salt Lake City, this is Lacey’s second season with Louisville Ballet. She started her training with Ballet West, in 2010 she was offered a BWII contract. Since then she has had the privilege to dance with Ballet Austin and Storling Dance Theater performing works such as; Stars and Stripes, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.
Originally from North Royalton, Ohio, Alexandra trained at Great Lakes Youth Ballet Company under the artistic direction of Ana Lobe. Since being with the Louisville Ballet, she has had the opportunity to learn and perform many roles including the principal girl in La Vivandiere, and Bruce Simpson’s Swan Lake. This is her fourth season with Louisville Ballet
Originally from Los Angeles, this is Claire’s third season with the Louisville Ballet. In 2008, she toured nationally with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular before attending the University of Oklahoma School of Dance to complete her BFA in Ballet Performance. In addition to dancing with the company, she enjoys teaching for the Louisville Ballet School.
Isabel began dancing at the age of 3 at the Compania Nacoona de Danza in Quito, Ecuador. After moving to Jacksonville, Florida Isabel danced with the North Florida Ballet School. Isabel moved to Kentucky in 2000 and joined the Louisville Ballet school where she is now a first year trainee.
A native of South Florida, this is Marta’s second season with Louisville Ballet. She trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet for 5 years. Before moving back to Florida to train at Next Generation Ballet. Kelly was also a second company member with Milwaukee Ballet before joining the Louisville Family.
Lindsay Knight, a second year trainee, began her ballet training with Ballet California at age 6 in Santa Rosa. Throughout high school, she continued her training with Santa Rosa Dance Theater. Lindsay attended Indiana University and graduated with highest distinction with a double major in Ballet Performance and Psychology.
Sophia Myers is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. There she began her training at the Cincinnati Ballet’s Academy. For high school she graduated top of her class from the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Sophia is excited to begin her third season as a trainee with the ballet.
Originally from Boca Raton, FL, Shelby Shenkman began her dance training at Dance Dimensions with Angela Mauti. In May, she graduated cum laude from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance with high honors and a minor in Strategic Communication. Shelby is thrilled for her first season with the Louisville Ballet.
Elizabeth Smith is from The Woodlands, Texas. She began dancing at InStep Dance Center, and received her pre-professional training from Payne Academy of Performing Arts. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance in 2014. Elizabeth is excited for her second season with the company.
From Morgantown, WV, Alice received her training from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, BalletMet Trainee Program, and most recently, the Atlanta Ballet. This is Alice’s first year with the Louisville Ballet as a trainee.