CVB Alumni

Annika
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Annika Dalbratt

Hometown: Bonita, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2008

 

Annika started her training with Neisha’s Dance and Music Academy. In 2008, Annika joined Chula Vista Ballet under Artistic Director Taeko Nishino. From 2011 to 2013, she was a scholarship student at Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C. under School Director Martin Fredmann. Annika was part of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School Full-Time High School program from 2013 till 2016, with School Directors Marjorie Grundvig and Dennis Marshall. She then joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School Graduate program for the 2016/2017 school year. Annika has attended summer programs at Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C., Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, and The HARID Conservatory. She has also competed at Japan Grand Prix in 2014, 2015, and 2016. At Japan Grand Prix in 2015 she was a scholarship recipient for the Alvin Ailey School’s summer program, and she was a finalist in 2016. In 2016, she performed in Sapporo City Ballet’s 20th year anniversary performance of La Fille Mal Gardee.  Annika is currently a company dancer with Ballet Idaho, where she has the opportunity to perform in many classical and contemporary ballets throughout the season. Notable roles Annika has performed are Swanhilda from Coppelia, Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty, Odette and Odile from Swan Lake, Lead Woman in Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School’s Tarantella, Corps de Ballet in Ballet Idaho’s Raymonda, and Pas De Trois in Ballet Idaho’s Swan Lake. 

Genel
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Genel Querido

​Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2006

 

Notable roles include Princess Florine and Aurora in the Sleeping Beauty, Clara and Dewdrop in the Nutcracker, Big Swan in Swan Lake, Thumbelina in Thumbelina and Snow White in Snow White.  She has attended summer programs at Kirov Academy of Ballet (2011) in Washington, DC as well as with Ms. Victoria Schneider (2007, 2013, 2015).  She has also competed in Youth America Grand Prix (2009-2012) and finalist in Japan Grand Prix (2015) and was a recipient of a scholarship from D&D Productions in Brussels, Belgium.

Josephine
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Josephine Tang

Hometown: Bonita, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2007

 

Josephine has been dancing since she was she was 5 years old. Notable roles include Snow White, Big Swans in Swan Lake, The Lilac Fairy and Diamond Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Odile in Swan Lake, Medore in Le Corsaire, and dancing Paquita Etoile and Raymonda variations.  She has attended summer intensives with Ms. Victoria Schneider (2008-2013, 2015) and Mr. Donald Tolj (2014).  Josephine is currently attending college at UCLA and is a member of the Samahang Modern Dance Group.

Hana
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Hana Rios

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2013

 

Notable roles include: Lilac Fairy and Purity Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Big Swans and the Act I Pas de Trios in Swan Lake, and the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker.

 

She has attended summer programs with Ms. Victoria Schneider (2015-2017) and Mr. Donald Tolj (2014). She has learned excerpts of Sleeping Beauty from Ms. Inessa Plekhanova (2014, 2016) as well as Act II of Swan Lake from Ballet Master Ms. Shannon Parsely of Boston Ballet (2016). To add to her most recent repertoire it includes, ‘Bournonville Divertissements’ from Balanchine repetiteur Mr. Nilas Martins (2018).

Hayden
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Hayden Villandre

Hometown: Chula Vista, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2014

 

Hayden has attended multiple summer intensives led by Victoria Schneider, as well as programs at the Joffrey Ballet (2012, 2013), Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (2014), Radford University (2015), and PBT Company Experience (2017). 

 

Notable roles include Cygnets, Big Swan, Pas de Trois (Swan Lake; Clara, Snow Queen, Marzipan (Nutcracker); Violent Fairy, and Princess Florine (Sleeping Beauty).  She is pursuing an education in dance at the University of California, Irvine.

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Teresa
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Teresa Castaneda

Hometown: Chula Vista, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2014

 

Notable roles include Cygnets in Swan Lake, Swan Lake Act 1 Pas de Trois, Little Red Riding Hood, Little Alice, and Clara in the Nutcracker. She received not only a 50 percent scholarship to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 2017 Summer Intensive Program but also a 75 percent scholarship to Tulsa Ballet's 2017 Summer Intensive Program which she attended that year. Teresa has took part in several Summer Intensives with Ms. Victoria Schneider. She has also learned excerpts of Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake from Ms. Inessa Plekhanova (2014, 2016, 2017). Additionally, Teresa had the opportunity to learn Swan Lake Act 2 from Ms. Shannon Parsley, a Ballet Master at Boston Ballet (2016). Most recently, she worked with Mr. Nilas Martins a Balanchine Repetiteur, on Bournonville Divertissments (2018). 

Daniela
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Daniela Garcia-Arce

Hometown: Bonita, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2014

 

In addition to training in Chula Vista she has attended summer intensives at The Kirov Academy of Ballet (2013) and The Pittsburg Ballet Theater (2014). Her notable roles include The Evil Queen in Snow White (2016), Cygnet in Swan Lake (2016, 17), Violent Fairy and Cinderella in Sleeping Beauty (2018). She will be attending The New School Eugene Lang in the fall of 2018 and double majoring in dance.

Caitlyn
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Caitlyn Sellers

Hometown: Chula Vista, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2014

Caitlyn has attended multiple summer intensive programs including Kirov Academy of Ballet (2013), Ms. Victoria Schneider (2015-2017) and Mr. Donald Tolj (2014), and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (2015, 2018).  She also competed at Japan Grand Prix (2016) in Tokyo, Japan.  As part of her training, under Ms. Taeko Nishino, she has learned excerpts of Sleeping Beauty from Ms. Inessa Plekhanova (2014, 2016) as well as Act II of Swan Lake from Boston Ballet, Ballet Master Ms. Shannon Parsley (2016). Additionally, she has learned ‘Bournonville Divertissements’ from Balanchine repetiteur, Mr. Nilas Martins (2018) and Le Corsaire Jardin Anime from Ms. Ivonne Lemus-Mendez (2019).

 

Notable roles include: Pas de Trois and Cygnet in Swan Lake; Columbine, Dewdrop and Marzipan Pas de Deux in the Nutcracker; and Little Red Riding Hood and Sapphire in Sleeping Beauty. She has also performed in Sapporo City Ballet's 20th year anniversary performance of La Fille Mal Gardee alongside principal dancers Hee Seo with ABT and Mathias Dingman with Birmingham Royal Ballet (2016).

Shelby
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Shelby Wierman

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2013

 

Shelby is currently training year-round with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and has studied at The Kirov Academy of Ballet (2013-2014) and with The HARID Conservatory (2014-2016). Notable roles include Cinderella in Sleeping Beauty, Big Swan in Swan Lake, demi soloist in Glazunov, and Corps de ballet in Paquita. Shelby has also performed in Sapporo City Ballet's 20th year anniversary performance alongside principal dancers Hee Seo with ABT and Mathias Dingman with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Shelby has competed in Japan Grand Prix Competition and awarded to attend Alvin Ailey’s summer intensive in 2018. Shelby has attended summer intensives with Boston Ballet (2016), San Francisco Ballet (2015), Pittsburgh Ballet’s Company Experience (2017, 2016), The HARID Conservatory (2014), Ellison Ballet’s Classical Variations (2014), The Kirov Academy of Ballet (2013), and Joffrey Ballet Los Angeles (2013).  Shelby will be attending Alvin Ailey’s Summer Intensive in 2018. She will continue her dance training at Butler University in the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.

Jasmine
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Jasmine Yates

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Member of CVB Since: 2007

 

Jasmine has been dancing since she was 5 years old.  Notable roles include The Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Dew Drop and The Snow Queen in The Nutcracker and dancing the Gamzatti variation from La Bayadere. She has attended summer programs with Victoria Schneider (2007, 2015) and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York (2015).  She has competed at Japan Grand Prix (2014) and received a scholarship to study at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.  Jasmine is currently attending Alvin Ailey on a full scholarship to their advanced pre-professional program.