6 dancers join Annapolis ballet

November 06, 1997

Six dancers have joined Ballet Theater of Annapolis for the season: Dmitry Tuboltsev of the Bolshoi Ballet Grigorovich and the Moscow Theater Russian Ballet danced the lead role in BTA's new production of "Dracula," performed last month at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. He trained at the Vaganova Academy, which is the school of the Leningrad Kirov Ballet, and was a prize winner in the 1993 International Ballet Competition.

Benjamin Briones, who played Jonathan Harker in "Dracula," trained at the National School of Contemporary Dance and the National School of Classical Ballet in Mexico City. He comes to BTA after a season with Teatro Dallas in Texas and guest appearances with Ballet Austin (Texas) and other companies.

Rachel Goldberg of Chicago trained at the Gus Giordano and Ruth Page schools in Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. She formerly danced with Harrisburg (Pa.) Ballet and Ballet Theater of Pennsylvania.

Karissa Brooke Jones of Hagerstown, a graduate of Goucher College, has performed with Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia.

Anne Marie Kimmel of Clifton, Va., has a degree in dance from the University of Utah.

Stephanie Rolland, a ninth-grader at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, joins the company as an apprentice.

The theater has chosen 22 children from Arnold, 14 from Severna Park and six from Pasadena and Glen Burnie to dance in its production of "The Nutcracker."

From Arnold: Lucy Abbott, Monica Anselm, Elizabeth Aull, Jillian Barber, Emily Billings, Sarita Christensen, Allyson Curran, Kathleen Davis, Katie Davis, Katie Dolan, Jennifer M. Hankins, Courtney Hill, Melissa Janssen, Elizabeth Keniston, Elizabeth Lechner, Misti Pierce, Jacquelin Sibears, Heather Suit, Casey Svehlak, Chelsea Thibodeau, Robin Yerkes and Christine Wells.

From Severna Park: Lindsay Brown, Emily Cheesman, Grace and Caitlin Codd, Mara Dondero, Mattie Fenton, Moira Gallagher, Amy Konrad, Amanda Lutz, Melanie Pettit, Lauren and Lindsay Saunders, Lynn Stambaugh and Stevie Streel.

From Pasadena and Glen Burnie: Stefanie K. Barboza, Stephanie Davis, Stephanie Moore, Mary Kate Putnam, Jenna Rogers and Erienne Thelen.

The children were chosen by audition in September. They will appear as mice, gingerbread cookies, toy soldiers and children in "The Nutcracker."

"The Nutcracker" will be performed at 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children and students.

Information: 410-263-2909.

Pub Date: 11/06/97

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