KateLoh began her training at the Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education and went on to train in New York City at Studio Maestro and the Joffery Ballet. Professionally she has performed a wide range of classical and contemporary roles with Charleston Ballet theater, Connecticut Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists in Buffalo,NY andNew York City based companies: Continuum Contemporary Ballet, Somes Dance Company and Morales Dance. While Performing professionally she also completed her education at Fairfield University, where she graduated with honors
Dona Wiley currently works with the Manhattan-based contemporary ballet company Ballet Inc as part of her career as a freelance artist. Wiley began her serious dance training at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. She studied at many summer ballet intensives including Princeton Dance and Theatre under Susan Jaffe, Orlando Ballet under Peter Stark and Robert Hill, and the American Ballet Theatre Intensive in New York. She was twice awarded the Khalda Logan Dance Scholarship Award through the Danbury Dance Initiative program and came in second place at the Connecticut Classic Ballet Competition in 2011. She performed with Connecticut Ballet for such shows including Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, and The Nutcracker. Wiley also appeared with the Neglia Ballet Artists as a member of the corps de ballet for Balanchine’s Serenade, an excerpt of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and most recently in their full-length production of Giselle.
Claire Mazza began her training at the School of American Ballet, and after having been immersed in the Balanchine style she attended Studio Maestro to focus on classical French technique. Claire has performed with New York City Ballet as a child, Dances Patrelle, Manhattan Youth Ballet Studio Company, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Brooklyn Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Staten Island Ballet,Morales Dance and soloist with Connecticut Ballet. Her repertoire spans from classics by Petipa and Nureyev to contemporary works, with many neo-classical Balanchine ballets bridging the two. Claire models for Capezio, Harmonie and Body Wrappers, and has been featured in Dance Magazine, The Dancer’s Book of Ballet Crafts, Italian magazine Donna, and Pointe Magazine. She has also been seen dancing in television productions such as Kings and Royal Pains. Claireischoreographing a pas de deux for CelloPointe 2013/2014season.
MorganStinnett a member of Aijkun Ballet Company, Dances Patrelle and Connecticut Ballet. Mr Stinnett studied at Pointe Park College and has also performed with Ohio Dance Theater and Texas Ballet Theater. This is Morgan's third year as soloist with CelloPointe.
Soloist Kate Loh
Soloist Claire Mazza
Soloist Morgan Stinnett
Soloist Dona Wiley
Photographs by Jaqlin Medlock
Sherryl Hauck Photographer
Shannon Maynor, originally from Southern California, was trained at California Dance Theatre with Stanley Holden, Kim Maselli, and Charles Maple. While at CDT, Shannon was a semi-finalist at the prestigious Music Center Spotlight Awards. At the age of 16, she furthered her training at San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship under Helgi Tomasson and Gloria Govrin. She then worked with Oregon Ballet Theatre where she performed roles in Concerto Barrocco, Swan Lake, Rubies, and Concerto Grosso among others. Since moving to NYC, Shannon has worked with Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet Deviare, Lydia Johnson Dance, VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Inc, and Nomad Contemporary Ballet . Shannon is very excited to be performing with Cello Pointe.