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the speed and attack of one, the upper body of another, the charismatic presence of a third..."

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Rebecca Kelly, Artistic Director

Giorgia Bovo

Nile Baker

Robin Cantrell

Raul Peinado

Therese Wendler

GUEST ARTISTS

Duncan Cooper
Principal Dancer, Dance Theater of Harlem
Jared Matthews

Soloist, American Ballet Theater

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Nile

NILE BAKER originally from California, moved to Michigan and trained at the O’Day School of Dance in Detroit with Sergey Rayevskiy at the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet in Novi, at Wayne State University,  and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He holds a BFA from the Ailey School/Fordham University.  Nile is currently performing at the Metropolitan Opera in productions of Carmen, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, Pince Igor, and Rusalka. Nile also works with Bradley Shelver Contemporary Dance Theater and Indelible Dance. He has toured with RKB since 2012 during its summer programs in the North Country, and has appeared with the Company in its annual performances at City Center Studios and in SoHo in RKB's Nutcracker Highlights, in the role of Grand Pas. His RKB repertory includes Apayaana, Filigree, and Turbulence.

 

 

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GIORGIA BOVO from Biela Italy, trained at Scuola del Balletto di Toscana, in Florence. In the U.S. she has danced with Armitage Gone! Dance, the Metropolitan Opera, the Francesca Harper Project, Indelible, Bradley Shelver Contemporary Dance, Collective Body Dance Lab and Untitled/Collective. Giorgia joined RKB in 2007. She has danced in many RKB’s annual Nutcracker Ballet Highlights since 2007, appearing in the lead roles of Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Marzipan, and originating RK's Arabian solo. She was part of the original cast of RKB's unique runway show Design-into-Dance.

Her RKB repertoire includes Writing in Water, Desire, The Travelers, Long Time Passing, Apayaana, Wilderness Suite, Turbulence, and Filigree.

 

Robin 

ROBIN CANTRELL from St. Paul Minnesota, received her training at Midwest Youth Dance Theatre.  She holds a BFA from the University of Utah in ballet performance, and a degree in anthropology.  Robin danced for City Ballet of San Diego, where she performed in a number of Balanchine ballets, including the lead violin in Concerto Barocco.  Robin has danced with Ballet Deviare and Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre, and currently dances for Battery Dance Company. Robin is Artistic Director of her own dance company: Indelible. She has appeared with RKB since 2007, and has performed Writing in Water, Tear of the Clouds, Desire, Filigree Turbulence, and The Travelers . RK created the solo variation roles Russian and Chinese for Robin in RKB's Nutcracker Highlights project, in which she recently appeared inthe role the Arabian.

Raul

 

RAUL PEINADO from Madrid, Spain trained at Victor Ullate School and The Catedra Alicia Alonso  Raul studied with Master Ullate, Christina Alverez and Juana Taft. He has performed with the Cuban National Ballet as a guest. the Joffrey Ballet Ensemble, and Peridance Ensemble, Eglevsky Ballet, Gwinnet Ballet Theater, Ruth Michel Dance Theater, Andalusia Ballet, South West Virginia Ballet,  Mobile Ballet, and Configuration Dance in USA, and with the Fukuoka International Ballet in Japan. Raul has appeared frequently in RKB's annual Highlights of the Nutcracker appearing as Therese Wendler's parnter in the Grand Pas.

His first season with Rebecca Kelly Ballet was 2007. His repertoire includes Air, Long Time Passing, Tear of the Clouds, Spice, Desire, La Belle and Le Bad Boy, Apayaana, Filigree Turbulence, and Carmen Adagio. He has been a masterclass teacher in RKB's Onstage Summer Program teaching partnering and salsa workshops and classical technique.

 


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THERESE MIYOSHI WENDLER from Honolulu, Hawaii, trained in Phoenix, AZ with Nina Marlow, and The Joffrey Ballet in NYC. She has since worked with Ballet Metropolitan of Caracas, Venezuela, Ballet International, Ballet Hawaii, Victoria Ballet Theatre, Connecticut Ballet, Ballet Jorgen Canada, and Frances Patrelle and Mathew Brookoff. Therese joined RKB in 2003. Her extensive RKB repertory includes principal roles in the original cast of Jose's Dream, Silver Circles, and Air, along with Reves, Spice Suite, Drums, The Travelers, Jibun Jishin, Those Who Must Be Kept, Waters. Desire, La Belle and Le Bad Boy Apayaana, Turbulence, Filigree, and Carmen Adagio.

Therese has appeared frequently in RKB's annual Highlights of the Nutcracker appearing as Kelly's Snow Queen, and as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Therese teaches in RKB Intensives and Variations Program, and provides private coaching. She stages Kelly's youth ballets for RKB's Onstage summer programs. She also teaches independently in the NYC metropolitan area.

GUEST ARTISTS, Alumni and Friends
Earth royce Uthamn solo
Indre Erin Spanish

Kate Abarelli
Emily Adams
Mona Afable
Jonathan Collins
Maddie Deavenport
Uthman Ebrahim
Alex Forsythe

Erin Ginn
David Guggino
Julie Hebb
Carlos Renedo
Sean Scantlebury
Lara Vilches
Indre Vengris
Royce Zackery


Photographers: Todd Bissonette
Adrian Buckmaster

 

Lara Russian


Duncan

Guest Artist: DUNCAN COOPER, former Principal Dancer, Dance Theater of Harlem. from New York City and San Francisco. Duncan partnered Therese Wendler for SILVER CIRCLES, after the fall, at RKB 25th Anniversary season, and as her Cavalier in several Nutcracker Ballet Guest Artist appearances.

Jared
Guest Artist: JARED MATTHEWS
Soloist, American Ballet Theater, was a featured dancer in Kelly's ballet noir THE TRAVELERS for RKBs 25th Anniversary season.

Averty

 

Karin Averty
Premiere Danseuse, Paris Opera Ballet,
Principal Dancer, San Franciso Ballet
www.Karin-Averty.com
teaching company class

Photos by
Appleby,
Todd Bissonette,
Adrian Buckmaster

 

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RKB is a non-smoking organization.

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