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Dancers

Meet the Cincinnati Ballet Company

Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has brought incredible dancers to stages in our city and around the world. Allow us to introduce you to our company of talented dancers before you join us to enjoy their artistry during our 2020-2021 Season.

Principals

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.

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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.

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First Soloists

Edward Gonzalez Kay

Minori Sakita

Minori Sakita

Maizyalet Velázquez

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Soloists

David Morse

Marcus Romeo

Joshua Stayton

Joshua Stayton
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Corps de Ballet

Daniel Baldwin

Arcadian Broad

Arcadian Broad

Taylor Carrasco

Jacqueline Damico Amador

Luca De-Poli

Abbey Gonzalez Kay

Matthew Griffin

Samantha Griffin

Christina Laforgia Morse

Michael Mengden

Samantha Riester

Bella Ureta

Daniel Wagner

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New Dancers

Blair Bagley

Gabrielle Collins

Jace Pauly

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Apprentices

Nikita Boris

Alyssa Manguiat

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Want to be a Cincinnati Ballet dancer?

Once a year Cincinnati Ballet holds an audition tour around the United States to find the best new talent for company contracts.

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