Lainie Munro is a New York-based director, choreographer, and performer. In addition to her work as a director, choreographer, and performer, Lainie also has an extensive teaching career and is a frequent guest artist for master classes in Musical Theatre on both the East and West coasts.
Stephanie Walz was born in Virginia and trained at the Washington School of Ballet under Mary Day and at American Ballet Theatre School of Classical Ballet under Mikhail Baryshnikov. She danced with American Ballet Theatre for eight years and has appeared internationally as a guest artist. She danced with Maximum Dance Company for seven years and is currently a freelance artist.
Luis R. Torres of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, is in his tenth season with The Washington Ballet. Prior to joining TWB, Mr. Torres was a soloist with Ballet Theatre of Annapolis in Maryland, and performed as a soloist and principal dancer with Ballet Arizona for six seasons. Mr. Torres completed his bachelor’s degree of interdisciplinary studies in dance and psychology at Arizona State University.
Dylan Pearce is a freelance teacher, choreographer, and performer from New York City. He began dancing at age 5 and has studied at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in NYC and received numerous scholarships and titles as a performer. He has taught master classes and choreographed all over the United States for studios and Universities.
Cid Roberts hails from Los Angeles, CA where he attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and performed in regional theater productions throughout southern California. Upon moving to New York City in 1999, Cid studied with CAP21 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and at the Amercian Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Joanna DeFelice is a former student of Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet and received her professional certificate from the Kirov Academy of Ballet. Currently she is in her Third season with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Ms. DeFelice frequently guest teaches in New Jersey and New York.
Haley-Jean Race began her dance training with the Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet in Maryland. She went on to graduate Magnum Cum Laude from the Radford University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a minor in Design. In College, she studied Vaganova ballet with Associate Professor, Inessa Plekhanova, as well as jazz, modern, contemporary, and tap. She performed soloist and demi-soloist roles in classical ballets including The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Esmeralda, and LaBayadere. In 2014, she was selected to perform for the NY Jazz Choreography Project in New York City. After completing her undergraduate degree, she accepted a contract with Ballet Evolution in Charleston, South Carolina.
Anthony Javier Savoy was born in Annapolis, Maryland. At age 16, Savoy began his classical training at the Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet. He later went on to Point Park university and Anne Arundel Community College working towards a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and minor in Biology. He joined the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 2012, and has been dancing professionally for Dance Theatre of Harlem and Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York City. While with the company and as a Cultural Ambassador for the United States, Savoy performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Vinyeard Arts Festival, The Vail International Dance Festival, The Virginia Arts Festival, The Kennedy Center’s installation ‘Ballet Across America’, and the 22nd Fire Island Dance Festival in June of 2016. He has danced principal roles in: George Balanchine’s Agon and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Frederic Franklin’s Pas de Dix, Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Vessels and Equilibrium, Nacho Duato’s Coming Together, Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Fronto Porch of Heaven, and Alvin Ailey’s The Lark Ascending. He has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, FLATT magazine and Vintage Magazine. He is now signed as a member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA with McDonald Selznick Associates. He was recently offered a position as Soloist for the American National Ballet Company in Charleston, South Carolina.
Alexandra MacWilliam received her training at the Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet under Abigail Francisco. In addition, she attended classes at Kirov Academy of Ballet under Angelina Armeiskaya and Lyubov Forminich, as well as summer programs at American Ballet Theatre-New York, Kirov Academy of Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory, The Washington Ballet, Bossov Ballet Theatre and Ballet Theatre of Maryland. She has received numerous artistic scholarships for summer study as well as the Edward Stewart Memorial Scholarship. During April 2007, Ms. MacWilliams had the honor of traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia to be a participant in the Dance Open International Ballet Festival. Alexandra is a three time recipient of the Maryland All State Dance Award. She joined Ballet Theatre of Maryland as a trainee in 2012, and in 2013 was an apprentice. During the 2014-2015 season, she was promoted to Demi Soloist.