Eglevsky Ballet’s Professional Company
We’re proud of our top professional ballet company. Meet our company and learn about upcoming events and auditions.
Brittany Larrimer grew up in Dallas, TX and performed with the Ft. Worth Dallas Ballet (now Texas Ballet Theatre) under the direction of Paul Mejia and Benjamin Houk before relocating to New York City to train on full scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School; later joining the Joffrey Ensemble. Ms. Larrimer joined Ajkun Ballet Theatre (NYC) in 2007 and performed an extensive range of classical and contemporary repertory as a principal dancer across the United States, Europe and Australia. Throughout her career Brittany has performed works by Chiara and Leonard Ajkun, Winthrop Corey, Maurice Brandon Curry, Nacho Duato, and Trinette Singleton in addition to leading roles in traditional favorites including La Bayadère, Don Quixote, La Fille Mal Gardée, Flower Festival in Genzano, The Nutcracker, Paquita, Raymonda, Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Spartacus, Swan Lake and Walpurgis Night. As a guest artist Ms. Larrimer has performed for the Cyprus Dance Association, Dancers Responding to Aids, Dance Chicago and Universita di Danza e Teatro in addition to serving as an adjudicator for various ballet competitions and teaching master classes both internationally and throughout the United States. Brittany is currently pursuing her certification as a personal trainer while dancing professionally and teaching.
Greg DeSantis was born in New York. Mr. DeSantis has danced with Washington Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Liss Fain Dance and San Francisco Opera. He toured on Twyla Tharp's "Movin' Out" as "James." He received his BFA in dance from North Carolina School of the Arts and is currently in his second year of law school at Hofstra University. This is his second year performing with Eglevsky Ballet.
Kfir Danieli has a an extensive background in dance, music, and acting. His training includes the School of American Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dancing in London. He has been a principal dancer with the Alabama Ballet, and as a guest has appeared with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Ballet Etudes, New York City Ballet, and the New Chamber Ballet. Kfir has danced the leads in many of the classics: Firebird, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and the Sleeping Beauty. Mr. Danieli has performed many works by George Balanchine including Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Divertimento No. 15, Allegro Brilliante, and Serenade. An accomplished actor and singer as well, Kfir has appeared in "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway and in the US Tour as well as many operas at the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Danieli is also a recording artist.
Sevin Ceviker was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Trained in classical ballet starting at an early age, and while still in conservatory she performed professionally at the Istanbul Opera House, she appeared in Giselle, Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, La Corsaire, to name a few. Since young age, she has appeared in commercials and movies made in Turkey. At a dance workshop at the Royal Opera House, she received a young star award in Jazz, and received a summer scholarship to the Hannover Staats Ballet Dance School in Germany.
Sevin’s emergence onto the New York dance scene began in 1997, when she received the opportunity to study at the Alvin Ailey School, and where she performed with Sharon Wong. At Marymount Manhattan College, from which she ultimately graduated, she was awarded the Excellence in performance, where she was honored to have worked with David Parsons, Christopher D’Amboise, Geoffrey Holder, Jim May, and Dunlin Foreman. After graduation, Sevin performed with several companies specializing in forms as diverse as Modern and Classical Chinese.These included, among many others, Jamie Bishton Dance, Tysan Dance Theater, Chinese Opera, Lybirant Dance, Oh Dear Dance, and Edgar Cortes Dance. In 2006, she joined the Martha Graham Dance Company, where she spent the next six years performing solo and chorus roles around the world. In Antonio Calenda’s Looking for Picasso, she played the lead. During this period, she was also the lead dancer in a Turkish musical, produced on Broadway, Hisseli Harikalar Kumpanyasi. She has also appeared in TV shows as an extra in New York City.
Sevin joined Eglevsky Ballet in 2017, and performed in Nutcracker and the brand new production of Cinderella, choreographed by Maurice Brandon Curry.
In 2014, she co-founded FJK Dance with the artistic director and choreographer Fadi Khoury. Sevin is a resident choreographer for (TARTE) where she worked on Ayse Eldek’s “To Love...” , and “ Bold Boy the Musical”. She also dances for Tabula Rasa since 2018. Since 2006, she has been a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKNESIS® pre-trainer
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Ali Paige Block
Ali Paige Block is a professional ballet and contemporary dancer, based in New York City. She trained at the former School of Cleveland Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Miami City Ballet School, with summers at the Chautauqua Institution, BalletX, the National Ballet School of Canada, and Jacob’s Pillow. She was featured as Clara in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the
Rockettes and was invited on National Tour. Ali danced in Balanchine’s Serenade at the Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Gala. She
is one of four dancers featured in Steve Childs’ documentary, And We Will Dance.
Ali danced with Texas Ballet Theater and Eugene Ballet Company before moving to New York City in 2014. In New York, Ali has danced with Claudia Schreier, Eglevsky Ballet, Columbia Ballet Collaborative,
Edward Morgan Ballet, Exit12 Dance, and Brookoff Dance Repertory Company. She danced the title role in the premiere of Maurice Brandon Curry's Cinderella for Eglevsky Ballet. With the Columbia Ballet Collaborative, she has worked with choreographers Emory LeCrone, Claudia Schreier, and Barry Kerollis. She has also danced with Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Sarasota Ballet, and as a guest artist with Verb Ballets.
She is currently dancing with Eglevsky Ballet, the Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and Brookoff Dance Repertory Company. Additionally, Ali studies Psychology at Columbia University.
Jacob Taylor received his formative training at Boulder Ballet School and in the summer programs of American Ballet Theater, School of American Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Kaatsbaan, and Perry Mansfield. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of the Ballet Performance Program at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where he was coached by Violette Verdy. At IU his repertoire included ballets by George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, Dwight Rohden, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp. His professional career includes working with such companies as Boulder Ballet, Christopher Caines Dance, Eglevsky Ballet, FJK Dance, Lydia Johnson Dance, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, and Thomas Ortiz Dance.