Kate Loh DeMarco( ballet mistress) 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, soloist with Staten Island Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists in Buffalo,NY and New York City based companies: Continuum Contemporary Ballet, Some Dance Company and Morales Dance. While Performing professionally she also completed her education at Fairfield University, where she graduated with honors.

Dona Wiley (founder, rehearsal director) currently works with the New York based dance companies Lydia Johnson Dance, Nomad Contemporary Ballet, Neville Dance Theatre, Felice Lessor Dance Theatre, Neglia Ballet Artists and CelloPointe as part of her career as a freelance dancer. Dona Wiley began her training at the Art of Dance in Connecticut under the direction of Amy Coyle, and went on to study at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance under James Robey. During her training, Wiley was awarded the silver medal at the Connecticut Classic Ballet Competition in 2011 as well as the Khalda Logan Dance Scholarship in 2010 and 2011. Wiley’s past performance credits also include Connecticut Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, IKADA Dance, Ballet Inc, and the Taormina Teatro Group where she enjoyed a principal dance role in the off-broadway play Tchaikovsky. Notable career highlights include performing the title role in Staten Island Ballet’s production of Carmen, as well as dancing the choreography of George Balanchine, Emery LeCrone, Gabrielle Lamb, and David Fernandez. As dance educator, she currently teaches ballet at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance and has taught at the Sas School of Dance in Connecticut and the Sunrise Tutorial and Arts academy in Queens, NY. Dona Wiley is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Claire Mazza trained at the School of American Ballet and while being immersed in the Balanchine style she also attended Studio Maestro to focus on classical French technique. Claire has performed with New York City Ballet as a child, Boston Ballet School and Manhattan Youth Ballet Studio Company, and upon graduating went on to work with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Brooklyn Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theatre. Claire is currently dances for Dances Patrelle and Ballets With A Twist. Ms Mazza is a soloist with Connecticut Ballet and was most recently featured as a lead in Balanchine’s Who Cares? and in the principal role of Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Claire models for Capezio, Harmonie and Body Wrappers and has been featured in Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Kike Calvo’s World of Dances for National Geographic and recently in an add campaign for Nikon by Joe McNally. 

Morgan Stinnett grew up in Akron, OH and trained at Nan Klinger's Excellence in Dance. He attended Point Park University and majored in Dance with a Ballet concentration. His professional career started at Texas Ballet Theater before moving to NYC. Morgan currently freelances and is a soloist with Dances Patrelle, Connecticut Ballet, K/M D/M, CelloPointe, Ballets with a Twist and Ajkun Ballet Theatre. He has also performed with Craig Salstein's company Intermezzo Dance and is the Ballet Master for the View Dance Challenge Convention in Canada. Morgan can also be seen in Jordon Matter's 'Dancer's After Dark' and Kike Calvo's 'World of Dances' for National Geographic. 

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 .

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Chihwan Kim holds an MA in Dance Theater from Kookmin University in South Korea. He has danced with many companies, including the GwangJu City Ballet Company  as a principal, where he performed leading roles in the entire classical repertoire. Notably, his favorite roles included Albrecht in "Giselle", Des Grieux in "Manon", and Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet". Kim received his training at the GITIS Russian University  of Theater Arts in Moscow with Ilia Anatolivitch Migachev. Upon completing his training, he went on to win a gold medal in the International Ballet Competition in Korea. 

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Riccardo Battaglia (Pescara, Italy) began dancing at the age of eight at Scuola D’Arte New Step in his hometown. He is a three-time winner of the “Expressions” competition held in Florence as part of the Danzainfiera event and also won the Tip Tap Show competition in Rome. Mr. Battaglia trained at The Ailey School as a scholarship student, where he performed in the 2011 and 2012 Ailey at the Apollo galas. He has worked with choreographers including Thang Dao, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Robert Battle, Jennifer Archibald, Dwight Roden, Kate Skarpetowska, Adam Barruch, Manuel Vignoulle and Ryan Heffington. Mr. Battaglia has been a member of Elisa Monte Dance and Ailey II and performed with ArchDance and Lydia Johnson Dance. He is now on the faculty at The Ailey Extension and works as a freelance dancer.

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Traci Finch is a dancer based in New York City. She is excited for her first season with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, with performances in October at the Kennedy Center. Aside from Cello Pointe, she currently dances with New Chamber Ballet, and recent projects have included dancing Merce Cunningham's Inventions, Locale, and Fractions; performing in Trefoil, an original dance film by Mina Lawton; and in Masks of a Woman by Kristin Draucker. This summer she spent July with the Tahoe Dance Collective where she performed Lost and Found by Constantine Baecher, as well as taught at the summer intensive, setting a version of Les Sylphides. She has performed classical and neoclassical ballets with Neglia Ballet in Buffalo, NY, including George Balanchine’s Serenade, and has performed soloist roles in both Neglia and Eglevsky Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Originally from Utah, Traci graduated from Brigham Young University with her BA in Dance. Since graduation, she has also performed with Ballet NY, Michael Mao Dance, Ballet Neo, Connecticut Ballet, Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet, Ballets with a Twist, and Ballet Tucson.

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