2017-2018 Season Guest Artists

Alison Stroming
Alison Stroming2017 Nutcracker Guest Artist
Alison Stroming was born in Recife, Brazil and adopted at eight months old. She began her formal ballet training at the School of American Ballet when she was nine years old. Alison danced for two seasons with the Alberta Ballet in Canada then with Ballet San Jose under the direction of Jose Manuel Carreno. She is now in her fourth season with the Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York City and is thrilled to be returning to Baton Rouge for her third year as the Sugarplum Fairy.
Aaron Smuth
Aaron Smuth2017 Nutcracker Guest Artist
Born on the Gold Coast Australia, Aaron Smyth dancer, entrepreneur and traveller has been a company member with the American Ballet Theatre II in New York, The Royal Ballet in London and The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. He has danced for Royalty, the Obamas and beautiful people like you as he now travels the globe as a guest principal artist and is currently performing on London’s West End in Christopher Wheeldon’s New Musical An American In Paris.
Marlon Grigsby
Marlon Grigsby2017 Nutcracker Guest Artist
Marlon began his training with The Dancers’ Workshop and Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and now teaches dance in Houston where he is a member of Uptown Dance Company. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University where he performed and choreographed for the LSU Dance Ensemble, appeared in “Racine D’Or” and toured performances to New York City and Boston. Marlon has performed in several BRBT productions as a professional artist, including his role as the Prince in the 2017 premier of BRBT’s “Rapunzel: A Storybook Ballet.”

2017 – 2018 Company

Jada Alfred2017-2018 Company
Mary Grace Beck2017-2018 Company
Claire Broyles2017-2018 Company
Ketreon Butler2017-2018 Company
Leah Cox2017-2018 Company
Jeanette Delise2017-2018 Company
Celia Fishbein2017-2018 Company
Natalie Gaspard2017-2018 Company
Morgan Gallegos2017-2018 Company
Kelsie Guzik 2017-2018 Company
Teddy Helouin 2017-2018 Company
Darrion Hill2017-2018 Company
Faith Huguet2017-2018 Company
Patrick Jefferson2017-2018 Company
Benton Jones2017-2018 Company
Sarah Kyker2017-2018 Company
Mary Beth Maddox2017-2018 Company
Emily McConnell2017-2018 Company
Caroline Petty2017-2018 Company
Anna Pousson2017-2018 Company
Riley Richard2017-2018 Company
Elise Saloom2017-2018 Company
Adrienne Simmons2017-2018 Company
Renee Stelzer2017-2018 Company
Claire White 2017-2018 Company
Estelle Yeargain2017-2018 Company

2017 – 2018 Apprentices

Charlotte Balart2017-2018 Apprentice
Avery Claire Bateman2017-2018 Apprentice
Anna Baumgartner2017-2018 Apprentice
Rashawn Bowie2017-2018 Apprentice
Vivian Dille2017-2018 Apprentice
Carolyn Herman2017-2018 Apprentice
Molly McMaster2017-2018 Apprentice
Presleigh O'Dwyer2017-2018 Apprentice
Megan Otterstetter2017-2018 Apprentice
Donovan Thomas2017-2018 Apprentice
Lizzie Zaffuto2017-2018 Apprentice
Maeve Zelden2017-2018 Apprentice