2019-2020 Season Guest Artists

Casey Dalton
Casey Dalton2019 Nutcracker Guest Artist
Casey grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, training at the School of the Washington Ballet under Mary Day, and later at the Kirov Academy of Ballet where she was fortunate enough to be a member of Alla Sizova’s last graduating class in the United States. As a student, she attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theater, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, and Boston Ballet. In 2004 she joined Colorado Ballet, and spent 11 years dancing corps de ballet, demi-soloist and soloist roles in all of the classical and neoclassical repertoire, as well as originating roles in many contemporary works by choreographers such as Dwight Rhoden, Jodie Gates, Val Caniparoli, and more.
Domenico Luciano
Domenico Luciano2019 Nutcracker Guest Artist
Domenico Luciano, former principal dancer with Colorado ballet, joins Colorado Ballet Academy after a 20 year career. Mr. Luciano danced with Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, Germany, Europadance in France, Maggio Danza in Florence, Teatro Dell’ Opera in Rome and Teatro di San Carlo in Naples. In 2004, Mr. Luciano came to the United States and joined Tulsa Ballet as a Demi-Soloist. In 2005, he joined Dominic Walsh Dance Theater in Houston as Principal Dancer, where he danced until coming to Colorado Ballet in 2013. Mr. Luciano’s repertoire includes many leading classical principal roles as well as a vast repertoire of contemporary works from masters of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Marlon Grigsby
Marlon Grigsby2019 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.”
Emelia Perkins
Emelia Perkins
Emelia began her dance training at the Dancers Workshop, spending the last 2 years of training with instructors Sally Rojas, Claudio Munoz, and Susan Bryant at the Houston Ballet Academy. After graduating from the highest level of their training program, Emelia signed her first contract to join Kansas City Ballet as a trainee in their second company.  During her time with KCB, Emelia performed Devon Carney’s Nutcracker in the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., George Balanchine’s Diamonds and had a pas de deux created for her by Ryan Nye for their second company production.  In 2018, Emelia joined the studio company of Sarasota Ballet where she performed works of Sir Frederick Aston, Sir Peter Wright and Martha Graham and in 2019, Emelia advanced to the level of Apprentice with Sarasota.

2019 – 2020 Company

Charlotte Balart
Charlotte Balart2019-2020 Company
Anna Baumgartner
Anna Baumgartner2019-2020 Company
Ty'Juan Bovie2019-2020 Company
Rashawn Bowie
Rashawn Bowie 2019-2020 Company
Sarah Burke
Sarah Burke2019-2020 Company
Leah Cox
Leah Cox2019-2020 Company
Vivian Dille
Vivian Dille2019-2020 Company
Celia Fishbein
Celia Fishbein2019-2020 Company
Carolyn Herman
Carolyn Herman 2019-2020 Company
Chloe Higgins
Chloe Higgins2019-2020 Company
Bryan Lee 2019-2020 Company
Lena Laroussi
Lena Laroussi2019-2020 Company
Molly McMaster
Molly McMaster2019-2020 Company
Caroline Petty
Caroline Petty2019-2020 Company
Riley Richard
Riley Richard2019-2020 Company
Adrienne Simmons
Adrienne Simmons2019-2020 Company
Lydia Soileau
Lydia Soileau2019-2020 Company
Maeve Zelden
Maeve Zelden2019-2020 Company

2019 – 2020 Apprentices

Noah Hawkins
Noah Hawkins2019-2020 Apprentice
Ivy Jiang
Ivy Jiang2019-2020 Apprentice
Hannah Jung
Hannah Jung2019-2020 Apprentice
Elise Jurkovic
Elise Jurkovic2019-2020 Apprentice
Ashlyn Lee
Ashlyn Lee 2019-2020 Apprentice
Jennifer Lin
Jennifer Lin2019-2020 Apprentice
Abigail Melancon
Abigail Melancon2019-2020 Apprentice
Emma Moore
Emma Moore2019-2020 Apprentice
Hanna Ray
Hanna Ray2019-2020 Apprentice
Anna White
Anna White2019-2020 Apprentice