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Melissa Gelfin De-Poli

Principal Dancer

MELISSA GELFIN DE-POLI


Gelfin began her ballet training with Lisa Collins Vidnovic at Metropolitan Ballet Academy. Gelfin joined Cincinnati Ballet as New Dancer for the 2014 and in February was promoted to Corps de Ballet. Gelfin was promoted to Senior Soloist in 2017, and Principal in 2018.

Sirui Liu

Principal Dancer

SIRUI LIU


Liu attended the Dance College of Shanghai Theater Academy before joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2011. She was promoted to Soloist for the 2015-2016 Season and to Principal in for the 2017-2018 Season. Liu was named one of the Top 25 Dancers to Watch in 2017 by Dance Magazine.

Rafael Quenedit Castro

Principal Dancer

RAFAEL QUENEDIT


Quenedit Castro comes to Cincinnati from the National Ballet of Cuba, where he quickly ascended to the role of principal dancer. He began his training in 2006 in Cuba at Escuela Elemental de Ballet Alejo Carpentier where he trained for five years. He then spent eight years training with the National Ballet School of Cuba.

FIRST SOLOISTS


Minori Sakita

MINORI SAKITA

Maizyalet Velázquez

Maizyalet Velázquez

SOLOISTS


David Morse

DAVID MORSE

Marcus Romeo

MARCUS ROMEO

Joshua Stayton

JOSHUA STAYTON

CORPS DE BALLET


Daniel Baldwin

DANIEL BALDWIN

Taylor Carrasco

TAYLOR CARRASCO

GABRIELLE COLLINS

Jacqueline Damico Amador

JACQUELINE DAMICO AMADOR

Luca De-Poli

LUCA DE-POLI

Abbey Gonzalez Kay

ABBEY GONZALEZ KAY

Matthew Griffin

MATTHEW GRIFFIN

Samantha Griffin

SAMANTHA GRIFFIN

Christina LaForgia Morse

CHRISTINA LAFORGIA MORSE

Michael Mengden

MICHAEL MENGDEN

Jace Pauly

JACE PAULY

Chandler Proctor

Chandler Proctor

Samantha Riester

SAMANTHA RIESTER

Bella Ureta

BELLA URETA

Daniel Wagner

DANIEL WAGNER

GABRIELLE COLLINS

Katherine Ochoa

new dancer


NIKITA BORIS

APPRENTICEs


Catherine Lasak

CATHERINE LASAK

Jhaelin McQuay

Dancers on stage auditioning

WANT TO BE A CINCINNATI BALLET DANCER?


Each year, Cincinnati Ballet conducts an audition tour to multiple U.S. cities to find the best new talent for the Company. Cincinnati Ballet also accepts videotaped audition submissions.