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R E B E C C A R H O D E S (Libertyville, Illinois) Rebecca trained at Dance Academy of Libertyville under Isabele Melo Elefson, Lisa Sheppard, and Amy Rose. During these training years Rebecca placed 2nd at the Carey Rose Winksi Dance Scholarship Competition, and was a contestant in the Youth America Grand Prix. In 2006, Rebecca was accepted into the San Francisco Ballet trainee program. Rebecca is now a full company member of San Francisco Ballet.
D A N I E L L E B R O W N (Libertyville, Illinois) Danielle began her training at Dance Academy of Libertyville and attended summer intensives at Milwaukee Ballet School and American Ballet Theater. Danielle continued her training at North Carolina School of The Arts with Melissa Hayden and Kee-JuanHan. In 2004, Danielle joined Ballet Austin as an apprentice and, in 2006, joined the Nashville Ballet. Danielle’s dance repertoire includes Salsa Pit, Pain Inside of Confidence, Symphony in C, Symphony Concertante, Serenade, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet. Danielle joined the Sarasota Ballet in 2007 and performed in Wolfgang for Webb, Façade, Elite Syncopations, Allegro Brillante and as the sister in Las Hermanas.
C A R O L Y N R O S S E T T (Vernon Hills, Illinois) Carolyn began her formal dance training on scholarship at Dance Academy of Libertyville. Carolyn attended Boston Ballet's summer program, and was awarded scholarships to Milwaukee Ballet, Joel Hall, and Gus Giordano. Carolyn was an apprentice with River North Chicago Dance Company before attending The Juilliard School. She has performed works by Robert Battle, Martha Graham, Susan Marshall, Ohad Naharin, Aszure Barton, and Doug Varone. Upon graduation she toured with the Juilliard Dance Ensemble to Peru, and was accepted to the Springboard Professional Project in Montreal. Carolyn is currently dancing in New York, working with Janis Brenner and Dancers
M A R Y A N N M C G O V E R N (Libertyville, Illinois) Maryann received her BA in Dance from Columbia Chicago and is directing and dancing with her own company Maryann McGovern and Dancers. She is certified in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals through The University of Utah and UC Berekeley's Integrated Movement Studies program. Ms. McGovern has had the privelege of performing the historic works of Doris Humphrey, Shirley Mordine, and Twyla Tharp. MaryAnn was a student of Dance Academy of Libertyville.
J O S H R U B I E T T A (Grayslake, Illinois) has been performing since the age of 8. He began his formal dance training on scholarship at the Dance Academy of Libertyville at the age of 16. Josh 's dance roles include The Wizard of Oz with Terpsichore Dance Company, as well as a guest dancer in Dance Academy of Lake Forest's Nutcracker. His favorite theatre roles include the Beast in 'Beauty and the Beast' and Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan'. Josh has also been perfomring with Chicago Civic Ballet in their production of The Nutcracker. He is currently studying Musical Theatre at Northwestern University, with a double minor in dance and piano. Look for Josh performing as one of the dancers at the Chicago premier of the movie FAME!