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2017-2018 Company Dancers

 

Company Members



EVELYN BEARD

Evelyn Beard is a Freshman at Morgantown High School and has been dancing at Morgantown Dance Studio since the age of three. She has participated in summer intensives at Cincinnati Ballet (2016), Nashville Ballet, and New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble (2017). Her favorite roles in ballets have been John Darling in “Peter Pan” and Sugar Rum Cherry in “The Jazz Nutcracker.” She has also performed in the studio and company pieces at the West Virginia State Dance Festival. Evelyn serves as a student assistant for the Foundations program at Morgantown Dance Studio and studies piano.


MAGDALENA BERRY

Biography coming soon


CAMBRIE DECKER

Cambrie is fourteen years old and has danced since the age of five. She is honored to be a member of the Morgantown Ballet Company and dance at Morgantown Dance Studio. Cambrie has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern, and contemporary. She has attended dance intensives such as Destination Broadway in NYC, WVU Teen Dance Academy, Jacksons Mill, and the WV State Dance Festival. Cambrie also enjoys singing and acting and has performed in numerous musicals for her school & professional theater. She recently had the opportunity to choreograph her school’s production of Beauty and the Beast. She looks forward to continuing her dance training at MDS!


ANDREA GILREATH

Andrea began her dance studies at the age of five at Regina’s Studio of Dance and continued under Kim Pauley at the school of the Charleston Ballet in Charleston, WV; where she apprenticed and performed throughout high school. Andrea attended West Virginia University and took a break from dancing to focus on music until she was referred to Morgantown Dance, where she resumed ballet and discovered modern dance. Andrea was an original member of Alchemy Dance Project, a local modern dance company and has performed in many of their productions as well as with Morgantown Dance. Her favorite role to dance was “Aurora” in Ashley Manzo’s 2011 original modern dance retelling of the Sleeping Beauty ballet. Andrea has been a member of The Morgantown Ballet Company since its inception in 2008. In 2010 Andrea became certified in the nationally renowned Leap ‘n Learn early childhood pre-ballet dance curriculum and is proud to be in her 7th year as a dance teacher. Having taught at Morgantown Dance Studio and currently at Artistry House. Although she’s studied mainly ballet and modern, her favorite style to dance is JAZZ!


COURTNEY KLINE

Courtney Kline, 15, has been dancing at Morgantown Dance Studio since age 4.  In addition to ballet, Courtney has taken tap, acro, jazz, modern and musical theater. Courtney has attended the Dance WV Fall Festival at Jacksons Mill for six years and the WV State Festival for three. The Morgantown High School Freshman started in productions as a fairy in Sleeping Beauty. She has performed in 12 productions since then. When she is not dancing, Courtney enjoys skiing, golf, photography, music and hanging out with friends.


BETHANNY PRASCIK

Bethanny is a fifteen year old freshman at Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg.  She began dancing at the age of five.  This is her first year with Morgantown Ballet Company. Bethanny attended the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet”s summer intensive and also participated in the West Virginia State Dance Festival.  She enjoyed performing in “Peter Pan”, and is very excited to be in the performance of “The Jazz Nutcracker” and to try her hand at choreography. Bethanny also enjoys piano, theatre, track, cross country and her favorite vacation destination, Disney World.


CHLOE RICHARDS

Chloe is a 15 year old homeschooled highschool freshmen. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and has attended classes at Morgantown Dance Studio since the summer of 2013. Chloe’s most recent performance opportunities include The Nutcracker and Snow White. In her spare time, Chloe enjoys playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her family. This is Chloe’s first year of being a part of the Morgantown Ballet Company.


TALIA REEDY

Talia Reedy is a thirteen-year-old 8th grader who attends Suncrest Middle School, where she is active in the school choir and Girl Scouts. She began dancing at the age of four, starting at The Dance Center in Traverse City, Michigan. Talia first started taking classes at Morgantown Dance in 2014 and has had roles in The Snow Queen, Snow White, The Nutcracker, and Peter Pan. She has attended summer ballet intensives at The Allegheny Ballet Company and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, as well as attending Jackson’s Mill and The WV State Dance Festival. Talia is looking forward to learning and growing this year as an apprentice in the Morgantown Ballet Company.


ABBIE RIGGLEMAN

Abbie Riggleman is a sixteen year old sophomore at University High School with a 4.4 gpa.  She began her training at Morgantown Dance Studio at the age of 4.  Abbie was awarded a scholarship to Nashville Ballet, 2017.  Abbie trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, 2015 & 2016.  Her past performances include:  The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Snow White, Snow Queen and Alice in Wonderland.  Her favorite role to date has been playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.  Abbie enjoys being a student assistant for the Morgantown Dance Foundations Program.  This is her third season dancing with the Morgantown Ballet Company.


CHLOE THORNE

Chloe is 14 years old and has been with Morgantown Dance taking classes and enjoying roles in productions for several years.  She performed at State Festival in Charleston in April 2016 and participated in Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet one week summer intensive the past two years, as well as Jackson’s Mill WV Festival of Dance in October the past two years.  Chloe is a majorette with South Middle School Band.


BAILEY TURNER

Bailey Turner is a sixteen year old honors junior at Albert Gallatin High School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where she participates in the band as drum major, drama club, debate team, National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America.  This is her fourth season performing with the Morgantown Ballet Company and Morgantown Dance.  Bailey started her ballet training at age 3 with the Fayette School of Ballet, and has also danced with the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmichaels, PA, where she also participated in musical theatre.  Bailey has attended summer intensives with the Nashville Ballet, The Orlando Ballet and Point Park’s International Summer Dance.  She has participated in many ballets, some of her favorite roles include a gypsy in the Snow Queen and “Clara” in The Nutcracker.


SARAH WALKER

Sarah Walker has been dancing since 2003. She is a eighteen year old 4.1 senior at Robert C. Byrd. She plans to attend Point Park University in the fall to major in dance and pursue a professional dance career. As well as dancing at Morgantown Dance Studio and dancing with the Morgantown Ballet Company during the year, she has also attended the Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Summer Intensive, Hubbard Street Dance Summer Intensive, and has twice attended the Point Park International Summer Intensive on scholarship. Sarah has also been awarded scholarships from the Jackson’s Mill Mini Festival in the 2012, 2013, and 2015 dance seasons, received an invitation to go to the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts, and won the West Virginia Friends of Culture Scholarship in 2016 from the West Virginia State Dance Festival. Sarah has had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Kelli Hodges, Keisha Lalama, Garfield Lemonius, Dan Karasik, and Jason McDole. She has been in many productions with Morgantown Ballet Studio, including Peter Pan, The Nutcracker, Snow Queen, and many others. She has most enjoyed performing as Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Lead Snow in The Jazz Nutcracker, and the Dying Swan in Carnival of the Animals.


ZOE WILLIAMS

Zoë is thirteen years old and attends Mountaineer Middle School. This is her first year in Company ll. Since age six, she has been dancing with Morgantown Dance Studio and studies pointe, ballet, and modern. Zoe has played roles in the Nutcracker, the Snow Queen, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Magical Carnival of Animals, and most recently Peter Pan. She attended WVU Summer Dance Intensive, Davis and Elkins Spring Dance Festival, and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet August program. In 2015 at Jacksons Mill, she was awarded with the Davis and Elkins Spring Dance Festival scholarship. Outside of dance, Zoë is a member of the leadership team at her school and enjoys volleyball, reading and spending time with her friends and family.


AUTUMN WOLFE

Autumn is 13 years old and a member of Morgantown Ballet Company I.  She began dancing at the age of two and has been studying ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary at Morgantown Dance Studio since 2008 where she is also a student assistant for the Foundations Program.  She attends middle school at St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic where she is a straight A student and consistently makes the principal’s honor roll.  She is the recipient of the 2018 WV Dance Program of Choice Scholarship, 2018 Brenau University Summer Intensive Scholarship, 2018 Joffrey School Ballet and Jazz Intensives Scholarships, and the 2017 Dance WV Fall Festival Scholarship.  She is attending the 2018 Nashville Ballet’s Advanced Summer Program and has been selected to join the Joffrey Ballet NYC and Dallas year-round Trainee Programs.  She trained with the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive in 2017, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Program in 2016 and Morgantown Dance Junior Summer Intensive in 2014.  She also received training with her attendance at Dance WV Fall Festival in 2012, 2016 & 2017 as well as WV Dance State Festival in 2017 where she performed in a studio piece “Regaining Composure” choreographed by Mollie Mock Kaufman.  Autumn has performed in multiple Morgantown Dance productions including Sleeping BeautyThe Snow Queen, The NutcrackerMagic Carnival of Dance, Peter Pan, Cinderella and Wizard of Oz.  During her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, crafts, ice skating, paddle boarding, and spending time with her family and friends.


HELAYNA DERBY

(understudy) Biography coming soon


LAYLA LEE

(understudy) Biography coming soon


TORI NOONAN

(understudy) Biography coming soon


MADISON WAGONER

(understudy) Biography coming soon


MALLORY VALLANO

(understudy) Biography coming soon