Non-Binary Burlesque produced by The Commons. Created and Directed by Julie Ouellette. Choreographed by Kevin Dennis. www.thecommonsla.org
As a dancer, I’ve spent thirteen years studying, practicing, and performing Cecchetti ballet and have spent eleven years enjoying the same experiences with contemporary, modern, lyrical, jazz, and musical theatre dance. Through this experience I’ve earned honorary awards in Cecchetti ballet examinations, scholarships within Cecchetti USA, roles of Clara and The Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Odette from Swan Lake at Whittier Youth Ballet’s Showcase, and Cassie from A Chorus Line in Alpha Psi Omega’s Showcase. I’m extremely grateful for the memories and technique gained from master classes and intensives with Cecchetti USA’s Judith Hawkesworth, Denise Rinaldi, Betty Seibert, Beverley Feder, Deborah Vinton, Jennifer Forcucci-Marzluf, and Karyn O’Toole.
Outside of my Cecchetti ballet experience, I’ve had a hell of a great time in master classes with Broadway performer and choreographer James Gray, Melissa Sandvig of So You Think You Can Dance, Hamilton‘s Thayne Jasperson, Something Rotten‘s Beth Johnson Nicely, Bandstand‘s Becca Peterson, and Broadway’s own Michelle Elkin.