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Aaron Bauer grew up in Bowie Maryland, where he dreamed of being a soccer player. Upon the realization that he was not very good, his parents ‘tricked’ him into taking a ballet class at The National Ballet Company in hopes of improving his soccer skills. After two months, Aaron stepped off the stage from his first National Ballet Company performance as a party boy in The Nutcracker. He knew where he wanted to be, on the stage. Aaron trained for six years with the National Ballet Company and then continued his training with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Youth Ballet and The Rock School for Dance Education. His first job opportunity was with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland where he performed for four seasons. He has danced principal roles in The Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella, Swan Lake and as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Alicia Curtis grew up in Maryland, trained at Maryland Youth Ballet and Washington Ballet and attended summer programs at ABT NY, Boston Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. She graduated cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance with a musical theater minor. While there, she received the Marymount Manhattan College Gold Key for excellence in dance. Before joining Bowen McCauley Dance, Ms. Curtis was a member of Roxey Ballet in New Jersey for three seasons, where she danced the principal roles of Sugarplum Fairy in the Nutcracker, Lucy in Dracula, and Carmen in Carmen. Ms. Curtis has also danced in the Olney Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker, staged by Pat Berrend, since its premiere in 2006. Ms. Curtis also serves as the company’s Rehearsal Director.
Jayson Douglas began his training at Dance World Academy in Paterson, NJ. He continued his training at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey of New York City. Jayson also attended Point Park University to study dance as his major. While there he also attended summer programs at Dance Place, Orlando Ballet 2, and Boston Ballet all on full scholarships. Jayson’s professional career began as a Trainee with North Carolina Dance Theatre, now known as Charlotte Ballet. He then danced for Lexington Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Ballet Nouveau Colorado and one of the top 25 to watch companies named in Dance Magazine, Company C Contemporary Ballet. There he was featured in Twyla Tharp’s Surfer in the Styx. He has also performed around the world on cruise lines as a dancer and aerialist. He is a resident choreographer with MidState Ballet, Sarah Berges Dance, and teaches master classes around the country as well as internationally. In April 2014 he toured Paris with Sarah Berges Dance. He has just finished his 2nd season with Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre.
A Washington, DC native, Sidney began his training at the New School of Dance & Arts, under the direction of Lynn B. Welters. He has studied at The Rock School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Washington Ballet and Maryland Youth Ballet.
Eve Holmes began her dance training at the Edna Lee Dance Studio in Linthicum, MD where she studied ballet, tap, and jazz for 11 years. During those years, Eve competed at the local and National levels, culminating in her participation at Youth America Grand Prix in 2007. Eve has a B.A. in Dance Performance and graduated from Goucher College Magna Cum Laude. As a college senior, Eve danced abroad at the prestigious arts conservatory, Taipei National University of the Arts, in Taipei, Taiwan. She has danced with Ballet Theatre of Maryland for three seasons where she enjoyed such roles as the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker and Diamond Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty. She has most recently appeared as Jasmine in Charm City Ballet's premier of Aladdin. One of Eve's greatest joys has been teaching all levels of ballet and Pointe technique for the last seven years.
Claire Jones received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a minor in Theatre from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Before collegiate dance, Claire trained at her home studio and the Hope Garden Ballet Academy, in Poolesville, MD, where she has also taught for the past eight years. She then trained at Maryland Youth Ballet in Silver Spring, MD. While attending Montgomery College, she trained in jazz, ballet, modern and tap. In her senior year at UMBC, Claire was a finalist in the American College Dance Festival, performing at the Kennedy Center. Since college she has been an apprentice with ClancyWorks Dance Company, and performed with Deep Vision Dance Company and Moveius Contemporary Ballet. Claire also loves choreographing musical theatre and scenic painting at Olney Theatre.
Mr. Kimball began studying dance at the River City Dance Center in Bangor, Maine while attending college. He later went on to further his dance studies at The Center For Ballet Arts in Fairfax, Virginia. He then proceeded to The Rock School For Dance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over the years Mr. Kimball has performed with the Robinson Ballet, in Bangor, Maine, the Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax Virginia, and Delta Festival Ballet in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Kimball is currently on faculty at The Center For Ballet Arts of Fairfax and is an Outreach Teaching instructor for Bowen McCauley Dance.
Mackenzie Rawls, originally from Rockville, Maryland began her training at Berrend Dance Center (previously Jane Bittner’s) and American Dance Institute (ADI). Mackenzie was awarded a merit scholarship from the Boston Conservatory, which translated to her graduating magna cum laude in 2014 receiving her B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance. At the Boston Conservatory, Mackenzie had the opportunity to perform works by Thang Dao, Doug Varone, Bill T. Jones, Danny Buraczeski, Karole Armitage, and Francesca Harper. She has learned repertory by Jose Limon, Trey McIntyre, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Alessio Silverstrin, Hernan Justo, and many others. Rawls was named a WISE Foundation Emerging Artist for 2013. She has guested with Carolina Ballet Theater (CBT), Allentown's Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) and on other projects in the DC area. In 2015-16, Mackenzie danced with Dissonance Dance Theatre as a company member during which time she was named one of the Top 5 Artists to Watch in Washington DC (2016).