Professional Company Dancers of Ballet 180

Ballet 180 dance companyErin Brooke

Erin graduated with honors from Temple University, where she received her BFA in Dance and Certificate in Community Arts. Erin has performed in Philadelphia events such as the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Hidden City Philadelphia Festival, InHale Performance Series, and ETC. Performance Series. She also performed in New York City’s WAXworks, JT Lotus Choreographers Showcase, Fertile Grounds Performance Series and Dancewave’s Kids Cafe Festival. This is Erin’s third season with Ballet 180.

 

Ballet 180 dance companyMatt Soojian

At age 16 Matt joined Footwerx Tap Company directed and produced by tap master Darrell Williams and is currently a company member and assistant choreographer. In 2014 he completed his degree for a BFA in Ballet Performance at The University of the Arts where he has worked under many artists including Christine Cox, Kim Bears-Bailey, Brian Sanders, Robert Burden, Arantxa Ochoa, Meredith Rainey, Eva Szabo, Scott Jovovich, Helen Simoneau, and Crystal Frazier. This is Matt’s third season with Ballet 180.

 

Ballet 180 dance companyJessica Frazier

Jessica has attended summer intensives at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater, Butler University, BalletX, The Rock School, and Philadelphia Ballet School. Jessica continued her studies at SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance and went on to dance with BalletFleming and Dance Del Bello. In addition to dancing professionally with Ballet 180, Jessica assists with Student Company rehearsals. This Jessica’s third season with Ballet 180.

 

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Bridget Carlin

Bridget began dancing at the age of 3 at the Conservatory of Music and Dance. She graduated summa cum laude from West Chester University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Dance. She received the Barbara J. Lappano Dance Scholarship in 2014. She performed in and presented work at the Ladek Zdroj International Dance Festival in Poland in 2013. Her work, Ambiguity, was presented at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) Conference in 2015. This is Bridget’s second season with Ballet 180.

 

davidamadofaceDavid Amado

David Amado is a Jamaican-American Dance Artist, and a graduate of Columbia University in the City of New York (B.A. in Music). David began his training with Donlin Foreman in Graham Technique, and shortly thereafter began to participate in intensives with Complexions Contemporary Ballet as well as The Ailey School. In 2010, he became an apprentice with Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company (AOTD) under the direction of Enrique Cruz de Jesus, and since then has danced for Ballet des Amériques as well as Corpo Cidadão in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has had the privilege of performing works by Rodrigo Pederneiras, David Gordon and Eleo Pomare. He has performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in “Inside/Out”, and is featured in the June 2016 Edition of Dance Teacher Magazine for his work with BalletX’s Dance eXchange Program. This is David’s first season with Ballet180.

 

dsc_1374Elizabeth Strenge

Elizabeth began her training with the Dance Conservatory in Levittown at age three. She continued her training from age thirteen through eighteen at the Princeton Ballet School in NJ. After graduating high school, Elizabeth joined BalleMet’s  pre professional program in OH where she also had the opportunity to perform with the company. She then moved to Columbia, SC to dance with Columbia Classical Ballet, performing in ballets such as Swan Lake, La Bayadere, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty. After moving back to Pennsylvania she joined the apprentice program at The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet under Melinda Pendleton, John White, and Margarita DeSaa.  This is Elizabeth’s first season with Ballet 180.

 

daniel-mayo-300x194Daniel Mayo, Guest Artist

Daniel Mayo is originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He received his BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School where he performed works by Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Aszure Barton, and Eliot Feld, among others. Daniel MayoDaniel danced with Atlanta Ballet from 2007 until 2010, performing many classical roles as well as works by choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Darrell Grand Moultrie, and Bennyroyce Royon. He also performed in Lauri Stallings’ world premiere of BIG featuring Big Boi from Outkast.

In 2010, Daniel joined the Montreal based company RUBBERBANDance Group under the direction of Victor Quijada. With RUBBERBANDance Group, Daniel performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as participated in multiple film projects, most notably for Bravo!FACT. Daniel has also worked professionally as a guest artist with The Atlanta Opera, Dance Grand Moultrie, and Bennyroyce Dance Productions. Daniel joined BalletX in 2014.