Professional Company

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Shannon Maynor is originally from Los Angeles. She studied at California Dance Theatre under Stanley Holden, Kim Maselli and Charles Maple. While at CDT, she was a semifinalist at The Music Center Spotlight Awards. She then went on to train and perform with San Francisco Ballet, before joining Oregon Ballet Theatre. Since moving to NY, she has had a fulfilling freelance career, dancing with CelloPointe, Eglevsky Ballet, Nomad Contemporary Ballet as well as with choreographers Emery LeCrone and Gabrielle Lamb. She also currently teaches at American Theater Dance Workshop and is on guest faculty at Eglevsky
Ballet. She has also choreographed original works for CelloPointe and for Pacific Festival Ballet's Kaleidoscope program in Southern California. When not dancing or teaching, Shannon travels whenever
she can.

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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.

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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.

 

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Robyn Jutsum is originally from Minneapolis, MN where she began her training at Ballet Arts of Minnesota. In 2006, Ballet Arts merged with Minnesota Dance Theatre, and Robyn continued her training with Lirena Branitski, Gloria Govrin, Lise Houlton, and Julia Sutter. She attended Butler University as a dance major beginning in 2012, and in 2016 graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BFA in dance and a minor in journalism. In Winter 2017, she moved to New York to continue her career. She has danced various roles during and beyond her training, including the role of Cupid in Petipa’s Don Quixote (staged by Lirena Branitski), 1st Violin in George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, the Russian princess in Swan Lake, and other original works by Butler Ballet faculty and alumni. When she isn’t dancing, Robyn helps run social media and content for Rachel Neville Photography, teaches, and participates in Steps on Broadway’s work/study program. She has most recently performed in Eglevsky Ballet’s The Nutcracker (2017) and in their newest production, Cinderella (2018).

 

 

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Morgan Stinnett grew up in Akron, OH and trained at Nan Klinger's Excellence in Dance. He attended Point Park University and majored in Dance with a Ballet concentration. His professional career started
at Texas Ballet Theater before moving to NYC. Morgan has danced for over 20 regional companies and currently freelances as a soloist with Dances Patrelle, Connecticut Ballet, K/M D/M, CelloPointe, Ballets
with a Twist and Ajkun Ballet Theatre. He has also performed with Craig Salstein's (ABT) company Intermezzo Dance and is the Ballet Master for the View Dance Challenge Convention in Canada. Morgan
can also be seen in Jordon Matter's "Dancer's After Dark" and Kike Calvo's "World of Dances" for National Geographic. Recently, he was a soloist in the Broadway & Ballet Awards in NYC, performed with
Broadway Sings for Pride, was a body double for a new film "Echappe" and was a dancer in the new NYC webseries "Living the Dream." Last winter, he also performed with Cyndi Lauper in her "Home for the Holidays" show at the Beacon Theater.

 
 
 
 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.

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.

 
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Audition Notice

Eglevsky Ballet (Maurice Brandon Curry, Executive Artistic Director) will hold auditions for professional male and female dancers for its upcoming 2017-18 season on Friday, October 6, 2017 at our studios. The season includes THE NUTCRACKER, CINDERELLA, and a showcase of repertoire from some of today's outstanding choreographers. Registration begins at 12:30 PM and the class at 1:30 PM. Dancers are asked to bring a headshot, resume, and full body shot. Eglevsky Ballet is located at 700 Hicksville Road, Suite 102,  Bethpage, NY 11714 (approximately 40 minutes from Penn Station via LIRR), Salary is commensurate with experience. For further information, email us at info@eglevskyballet.org.