Mykaila discovered her love of dance at the age of three, began dancing with Canyon Concert Ballet at the age of five, and has been a member of the company for just over two years. When she was seven, she began performing in The Nutcracker and eventually had the opportunity to perform in numerous other productions with the company. Some of her favorite roles have been Pas de Trois from Sleeping Beauty, Summer Fairy in Cinderella, and Mirlitons, Arabian, and Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker. She would like to thank her family for their love and support, as well as the countless sacrifices they have made in order to allow her to pursue dance. She would also like to thank her teachers for all the hard work and dedication that they put into every show and for helping her to achieve all that she has in dance.
Nicole has been dancing at Canyon Concert Ballet since she was four years old and has been a member of the company for a little over three years. She began performing in The Nutcracker and various other shows with Canyon Concert Ballet when she was seven. Some of her favorite roles that she has performed have been The Sugar Plum Fairy, The Snow Queen, Spanish, and Clara in The Nutcracker, The Scarlet Tanager in Snow White, and Pas de Trois in Sleeping Beauty. Her other training includes attending the Kirov Academy of Ballet over the summer of 2011 and Next Generation Ballet in the summers of 2012 and 2013. She gives a special thanks to her amazing family for supporting her over the years and buying her so many pairs of pointe shoes! She also gives a special thanks to all of the people who put time and hard work into the making of this production.
Jacob is from Fort Collins, Colorado. He began his dance training at Canyon Concert Ballet when he was 18 years old. For the past three years, Jacob has enjoyed growing his artistry and passion as a dancer. His first production was The Nutcracker and it remains a favorite of his as he has been able to experience a variety of roles from rat and party parent to the Nutcracker and Snow King. Other productions he has been involved with include Cinderella and CCB’s 35th Anniversary Gala. He has also received some dance training and participated in the Fall Dance Concert at Colorado State University. Jacob would like to express his gratitude for the patience and help of all his teachers and for the support of his loving friends and family.
Giorgia has been dancing with CCB since she was 3 years old. She has attended Canyon Concert Ballet’s summer intensives from 2012-2015. Most recently she was given a scholarship and attended Next Generation Ballet’s summer intensive program in Tampa Florida under the direction of Philip Neal. This is Giorgia’s 8th Nutcracker. She has also performed in many Spring Showcases, CCB’s 35th Anniversary Gala and has been a member of the Canyon Concert Ballet’s Youth Ensemble for 2 years. She would like to thank her family for their infinite support and love, her wonderful teachers who continue to influence her dance and help her refine her technique; including Melissa Corr, Alicia Laumann, Laurel Brubacher, Amy Hughes and Erica Mugoye.
Isabella has been studying at Canyon Concert ballet since she was three. She joined the Company one year ago as an Apprentice, and this year as a full Company member. She attended Houston Ballet’s summer intensive program in 2015 and attended on scholarship in 2016. She was awarded a full scholarship for a short term stay session of training at the Houston Ballet Academy during the 2015/2016 season. Isabella competed in the 2016 Youth America Grand Prix regional competition in Denver, placing among the Top 12 finishers. She was invited to compete at the prestigious YAGP finals in New York, where she was awarded scholarships to The Harid Conservatory and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She has performed in The Nutcracker since she was 5 and her favorite role has been Clara. She has also performed in CCB’s productions of Cinderella, Snow White, and Peter Pan.
Alta has been dancing for 14 years and is happy to be an apprentice this year at Canyon Concert Ballet. Alta danced with Colorado Conservatory of Dance formerly known as Ballet Nouveau Colorado. She has performed in many CCB performances including three CCB Nutcrackers. Alta joined CCB when she was 13 years old and has enjoyed the time and teachers’ dedication to the art form. She thanks her teachers Melissa Corr, Alicia Laumann, and Laurel Brubacher for their support and hard work.
Emily began dancing at age 3 with Evergreen Ballet Center in Washington state. After a long hiatus, she returned to dance and has greatly enjoyed dancing and performing with the wonderful people of CCB. She has performed in The Nutcracker since 2011 as well as performed in Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and CCB’s 35th Anniversary Gala. She thanks her family, especially her husband and two children, for their love and support.
Cara is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She began her dance training under Fernando Schaffenburg in Fort Worth, Texas. Upon moving to Fort Collins, Cara joined the Company at Canyon Concert Ballet under the Directorship of Randy Wray. Some of her notable roles include the Ballerina Doll and Chinese Soloist in Wray’s Nutcracker, Modern Couple in Passing Fancies, Red Riding Hood in Sleeping Beauty, Peasant Pas in Giselle, Evil Stepsister in Cinderella, and a dancer in David Taylor’s Take Five. She is a graduate of Rocky Mountain High School, and holds a degree in Art History from Colorado State University. Cara is currently the co-owner of Summit Lawn and Landscape.
Kristen received her dance training from Canyon Concert Ballet and had the opportunity to attend both the Vail Summer Dance Intensive and Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive. She has been a company member for 9 years and has performed in more than 40 CCB productions including 22 Nutcrackers. Some of her notable roles are the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker.
Rikke is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and danced with CCB for 14 years, performing in 13 Nutcrackers. After taking time to begin her career as an attorney, Rikke is very excited to return to the CCB stage. Rikke has performed roles such as the Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker, the Dream Girl in “American in Paris” and Odette in Swan Lake. Rikke is grateful to Melissa Corr and her husband, Bart Goodrich, for making this return to ballet possible.
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