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.
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Dona Wiley (co-founder, rehearsal director) As a free lance dancer in New York City, she currently works with Neville Dance Theatre, Felice Lesser Dance Theater and Staten Island Ballet, where she performed the leading role in its production of Carmen. Dona began her serious dance training at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. She was twice awarded the Khalda Logan Dance Scholarship Award through the Danbury Dance Initiative program and came in second at the CT Classic Ballet Competition in 2011. She has performed with companies including Connecticut Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists, IKADA Dance, James Robey Dance, Pink Pig Ballet and the Taormina Teatro Group, and was featured in the off-broadway play Tchaikovsky.

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.
Morgan Stinnett received his early ballet training at Nan Klinger's Excellence in Dance in his native Ohio, and performed with Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet and attended Point Park University. He has performed with Ohio Dance Theater and Texas Ballet Theater.Mr Stinnett is a member of Aijkun Ballet Company, Dances Patrelle and soloist with Connecticut Ballet. This is Morgan's sixth year with CelloPointe.

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. He is thrilled to be joining CelloPointe for his first season.

Traci Finch is a dancer based in New York City. She currently dances for New Chamber Ballet. Recent projects have included dancing Merce Cunningham's Locale; performing in Trefoil, an original dance film set at the Bonneville Salt Flats by Mina Lawton; Madeline Hollander's installation Illegal Motion at the Sculpture Center in Queens, NY; and at First Look with Kristin Draucker. 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 Ballet NY, Michael Mao Dance, Ballet Neo, Connecticut Ballet, Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet, Ballets with a Twist, and Ballet Tucson. She is looking forward to her first season with Cello Pointe!

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.