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Elenaluisa Alvarez grew up in Lima, Peru, and trained at the Estudio de Ballet Lucy Telge, under the guidance of Gloria Centurion and Patricia Ramirez. There she was able to perform with the Municipal Ballet of Lima as Clara in the Nutcracker and Cupid in Don Quixote, among other ballets. In 2013, she moved to North Carolina to study Dance Performance at East Carolina University, where she trained in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. There she earned an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) grant highlighting choreography. After graduating in 2017 Magna Cum Laude, she headed to Israel to take part in the international Dance Journey program with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company.
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.
Patrick Green is a native of Washington, DC, where he began his training at age nine under Mary Day at the Washington School of Ballet. He then trained at the Maryland Youth Ballet under Michelle Lees and Tensia Fonseca and then with BalletNOVA Center for Dance with Nancie Woods. He graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance (2013), where he performed in works such as The Nutcracker, Giselle, and Paul Taylor’s Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal). Patrick was awarded the Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance while at Butler University. He performed with Texture Contemporary Ballet in Perpetual Motion, dancing works by Alan Obuzor, Kelsey Bartman, and Gabriel Smith, before joining Ballet Quad Cities. While with Ballet Quad Cities, Patrick had the opportunity to perform several principal roles, including the Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Don José in Carmen, and Van Helsing in Dracula. He originated the role of Romeo in Courtney Lyon’s Romeo and Juliet.
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 Bachelor of Arts 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.
Dustin Kimball grew up in a mobile Army family, he didn't discover his love for dance until college. At twenty, he began his ballet training at the University of Maine in Orono and spent an additional two years at the School of Robinson Ballet. Dustin went on to study at The Center for Ballet Arts of Fairfax in Fairfax, VA and spent the two summer seasons at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, PA. Upon completion, The Rock School for Dance Education invited Dustin back on full scholarship for two additional years. He joined Bowen McCauley Dance Company in October of 2006. Dustin also serves as Ballet Master for The Center for Ballet Arts of Fairfax. He is a permanent Guest Artist with Moveius Dance, The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax, and Hope Garden Children's Ballet.
Justin Metcalf-Burton began his dance training at the Maryland Youth Ballet. He continued his dance studies at Butler University, graduating with departmental honors in 2013. While at Butler he had the opportunity to perform leading roles across the classical, modern, and contemporary repertoire including works by Petipa, Nacho Duato, and Paul Taylor. After graduating from Butler Justin joined Ballet Arkansas as a company artist, dancing with the company for four seasons and performing principal roles in classical and neoclassical ballets, as well as originating roles in a number of contemporary works. In 2015, he became the first male dancer in an Arkansas based dance company to perform a Balanchine ballet in the state with Ballet Arkansas’ premier of Who Cares?. Justin left Ballet Arkansas in 2017 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Performance Studies at NYU’s TISCH School of the Arts, which he recently completed. In addition to performing with the Company, Justin teaches at the Maryland Youth Ballet and is on the faculty at Joy of Motion Dance Center.
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 Bachelor of Fine Arts 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).
Ashley Taylor (understudy) grew up in northern Virginia, where she began her training in ballet, modern, and jazz at Ravel Dance Studio under the artistic direction of Janet Hall. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama, where she performed with Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, Tuscaloosa Community Dancers, and in Dance Alabama! student choreography concerts. She was one of two 2014 recipients of the Edith Barnes Award for choreography from the Department of Theatre & Dance. Following graduation, Ashley moved to Annapolis to dance with Ballet Theatre of Maryland (2014 - 2018). At BTM, she performed in multiple full-length ballets including The Nutcracker, Excalibur, The Sleeping Beauty, and Aladdin in addition to outreach programs and showcases. Ashley has also been a guest performer with VidaDance Company in Leawood, KS. She is passionate about using dance and art to tell meaningful stories with the intention of sparking deep reflection and spiritual conversation. Ashley has traveled extensively around the world and has performed and taught dance in China, Japan, Ecuador, and Zambia.