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.

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.

 
 
 
 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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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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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.