Alyssa Manguiat is from Mason, Ohio and has trained with the Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy since the age of 7. Since then, she has had the opportunity to perform in over 30 Cincinnati Ballet company productions, including George Balanchine’s Serenade, Adam Hougland’s Rite of Spring, Petipa’s Raymonda (Grand Pas Hongrois), Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty, and Victoria Morgan’s Romeo and Juliet. During the 2017-2018 Season, she danced in the Cincinnati Ballet Academy’s Professional Training Division, where she performed the principal role in George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht. She has attended summer intensives at CPYB, Boston Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, where she has trained for two summers on full scholarship. Alyssa also placed 3rd in the classical division at the YAGP semi-finals in 2018. Alyssa joined CB2 in 2018 and is excited to be returning for the 2019-2020 Season.
When the curtain drops on Act One of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, our dancers hit the stage to warm up for Act Two. In this exclusive, behind-the-scenes video, you see Rose, the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier, a Russian dancer, and several others warming up.