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 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 currently works with the New York based contemporary ballet companies Ballet Inc, Neville Ballet and CelloPointe as part of her career as a freelance dancer. She began her serious dance training at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance and 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 Theater 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 has had the pleasure to perform with Connecticut Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists, IKADA Dance, James Robey Dance, Staten Island Ballet and the Taormina Teatro Group. She enjoyed a principal dance role in the off-broadway play, Tchaikovsky. Wiley is a co-founder of CelloPointe that was inspired by her father, Peter Wiley, and the desire to pair live chamber music with original choreography.
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.
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 fourth year as soloist with CelloPointe.
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Shannon Maynor, originally from Los Angeles, Shannon was trained at California Dance Theatre. She continued her studies and had the pleasure of performing with San Francisco Ballet. Prior to moving east, she danced with Oregon Ballet Theatre performing works by Balanchine, Petipa, and Bournonville among others. Shannon is in much demand as a free-lance dancer and has worked with many companies.In addition to CelloPointe, she currently works with Ballet Inc and Nomad Contemporary Ballet. Ms. Maynor will also be appearing as a guest on the acclaimed Dr. Oz Show in an episode about dealing with foot ailments in various sports professions including, of course, ballet!
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