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STAFF
Executive Artistic Director........................................................ Christine Meneer
Associate Director....................................................................................Jo Jones
Office Manager........................................................................... Jessica Angeletti
Office Assistant................................................................................. Linda Troyer
Ballet Mistress............................................................................. Carmen Cannan
Wardrobe Mistress...........................................................................Barbara Kelly
Rehearsal Assistant........................................................................ Richard Earley
PRODUCTION
Lighting Designer.....................................................................Deborah Malcolm
Production Stage Manager............................................................... Ernie Cannan
Costume Designer...................................................................... Christine Meneer
Additional Costume Design............................................................Barbara Kelly,
Deborah Wilhite, Elizabeth Kaplan
Set Design........................................................................................... Jack Gwinn
Additional Set Design............................................................................Pete Cook
Set Construction.................................................................. Northcoast Theatrical
Set Painting..........................................................................................Ruth Lohse
Stage Crew............................................................................ Local I.A.T.S.E. #48
Program Photography................................................................ Alan MacFarland
BTO CHAIRMEN
Ballet Backers..............................Mary Beth Ott
Boutique..........................................Beth Trivelli
Cast Reception.......................... Karen Hamilton
Costuming Assistant................. Deborah Wilhite
Display Coordinator..........................Ana Burns
Hair & Makeup...............................Amy Garner
Mailing Coordinator................ Jessica Angeletti
Program Advertising............ Trixie Cleminshaw
Program Book...................... Trixie Cleminshaw
Props..................................................Kim Sulek
Rehearsal Coordinator................ Krista Stewart
Set Transportation.............................. Pete Cook
Sunshine.......................................... Kim Ruesch
Theatre Fundraising..........................Ana Burns
Tickets Manager.........................Jennifer Nakata
Web Design................................... Lauren Batch
Program Cover & Poster Design - Cecilia Sveda
Program Book & Poster Printing - Phoenix Communications
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BTO gratefully acknowledges
the following donors who helped raise
the curtain for our BTO productions this year.
Season Sponsor
The
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Paul A. Daum Endowment Fund
PATRONS OF BALLET THEATRE OF OHIO
Ballet Theatre of Ohio thanks the many contributing patrons
who have helped to continue this very special Akron tradition.
DIAMOND BENEFACTOR
The Margaret Clark Morgan
Foundation
GOLDEN BENEFACTOR
Akron Community Foundation
CHOREOGRAPHER
Paul A. Daum Endowment Fund
Christine Meneer
Ohio Arts Council
OMNOVA Solution Foundation
BALLET MASTER
Karie & John Staudt
John Yan Sun & Hong Yin Sun
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PRINCIPAL
Alleluia Farm Alpacas
Anonymous
Dale & Cindy Leppo
Christine Jones-Meneer
School of Dance
Paul Merlitti
SOLOIST
Piper & Frank Coleman
Christine Costianes
Jim & Theresa Croyle
Dominion Foundation
Matching Gift
The Gjurkovitsch Family
Susan Minick
The Mudrak Family
Nancy & George Quay
Roger & Judy Read
Jack & Michelle Smart
CORPS de BALLET
Francia A. Albrecht
The Angeletti Family
Anonymous
Richard Aron
Don & Connie Auerbach
Fred & Heidi Braun
Shawn & Ana Burns
George & Julie Dietz
Richard & Karen Engum
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G & B Properties
Daniel Hayes
Kathleen Heydorn-Takahashi
Charlotte Hosek
Cheryl Ann & Donald Manson
Barbara & Mike Moran
Bill & Mary Beth Ott
Dr. & Mrs. Richard G. Pankuch
Thomas & Maryann Postak
Kevin & Lynda Quinn
Cynthia L. Ross
Mark & Kim Ruesch
Brenda & Wayne Schneider
Christopher & Connie Skripac
Frank & Monica Smolinski
Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Stonestreet
Ann Tainer
Dr. & Mrs. Tyner
Wes & Linda VanFossen
APPRENTICE
Sabrina Christian Bennett
Elizabeth Chenelle
Faith & Thane Cook
Dr. & Mrs. Charles Davis
Michelle Andre-Fenn
Michele Ferrara
Mark & Betsy Gersten
Sandra Gray
Robert Marx
Judge Kathryn Michael
Ginger Posar
James & Anna Samels
Darrell & Krista Stewart
Mike & Lisa Sullivan
Jeff & Lou Ann Vaughn
Heather Warner
Susan & Terry Yingling
BALLETOMANE
Ezio & Patricia Basile
Madeline Bozzelli
Ciccarello
Christine Cipa
The Crowe Family
David & Peggy Edmonds
The Egts Family
Lillian P. Ferguson
Kim Friedler
Friends of the
Stow Munroe Falls Library
James & Teresa Fullerton
Kerin Hickin
Nancy Jones
Albert & Karen Kirby
Catherine Kirkland
Angel Linberger
Elizabeth Lindy
Kathleen McGrath
Judith Meeks
Pamela & Callie Montgomery
Roger & Lynn Plizga
Deb Revello
Ron Ruthenburg
Carl & Debra Shay
The Skovira Family
Fred & Mickey Stewart
Barbara A. Venesy
Jim & Natalie Werner
Michael & Lisa Wohlwend
Christine Meneer, Executive Artistic Director
Meneer is the Executive Artistic Director of
C hristine
the professional ballet company, Ballet Theatre of Ohio,
formerly Children’s Ballet Theatre, founded in 1993. Ms.
Meneer is best known to Northeast Ohioans for producing
the magical holiday performances of the Nutcracker at the
Akron Civic Theatre for the past 16 years. She also serves
as the resident choreographer and costume designer for the
company.
Under Ms. Meneer’s artistic direction, the company has
grown from a pre-professional company to a thriving
professional company which has touched the lives of almost
200,000 people. BTO’s Nutcracker was voted “Akron’s Favorite Holiday Show” by
Akron Beacon Journal readers. Ms. Meneer is also the proud recipient of the 2007
Arts Alive! Award for Outstanding Artist in Dance presented by the Akron Area
Arts Alliance. In addition, Mayor Frank Larson selected the Christine Jones-Meneer
School of Dance as the recipient for the Mayor’s Award-Business of the Year, 2010.
Ms. Meneer has produced five full-length story ballets for Ballet Theatre of Ohio.
Audiences are most familiar with the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Other
choreography credits include Coppélia, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and her newest
ballet, The Wizard of Oz, premiered last May. Ms. Meneer has also choreographed
three repertory ballets - Rosso, Beyond the Stars and Under the Big Top.
Ms. Meneer danced professionally with Ohio Ballet under the direction of mentor
Heinz Poll and with Pennsylvania Ballet. Wishing to carry forward the high level of
training that she received, Ms. Meneer opened up her own dance studio, the Christine
Jones-Meneer School of Dance in Munroe Falls, which is now in its 26th season. Her
studio has become recognized as one of the best training grounds for young dancers
wishing to dance professionally. All dancers in this BTO performance are currently
training at the Christine Jones-Meneer School of Dance.
Photography by Precious Pictures
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Jerry Burr - (Storyteller)
erry Burr comes from an international background of training
and performing. He was a founding member of the Joffrey Ballet
in its early New York City concerts. He has performed in over 22
countries. In Europe, Mr. Burr was a soloist with the American Festival
Ballet and the world renowned Netherlands Dance Theatre. He was
premier soloist and Assistant Ballet Master with the Zurich Opera House.
On the concert stage, he appeared with soloists from the Paris, Budapest
and Bolshoi Opera Ballets. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, and German
State Television, as well as Radio City Music Hall. Mr. Burr’s major
teachers were: Robert Joffrey, New York; Audrey de Vos, London;
Michele de Lutry, Zurich; and William Millie, Munich. He is also an
Emeritus Professor of Dance at The University of Akron.
BTO PROFESSIONALS
NATALIE ALEXIOU – (Gretel) Ms. Alexiou has danced many roles during
her eight years with Ballet Theatre of Ohio, her favorite being the Arabian
Princess in the Nutcracker. While training with Christine Jones-Meneer School
of Dance, she has been involved with the Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping
Beauty, Coppélia, The Wizard of Oz, Beyond the Stars, and the Heinz Poll
Summer Dance Festival. Ms. Alexiou hopes to continue her dance career into
college, and study art and design.
JO ALSPAUGH – (Fairy of Happiness) Ms. Alspaugh
started formal ballet training at Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet at age 16.
She attended summer programs at Pittsburgh Youth Ballet and American Ballet
Theatre as a mentor. Ms. Alspaugh graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double
major in Dance and World Languages and Cultures from Mercyhurst College in
Erie, Pa. While there, she danced in La Sylphide, La Bayadère, Coppélia as well
as principal roles in Ribollimento, Symphonie Italienne, Brahms Interlude, and
Sleeping Beauty. Ms. Alsphaugh also performed the role of the Princess in The
Snow Queen with Ballet Concerto and the Allegheny Regional Dance Theatre.
She toured New England with the Albany Berkshire Ballet’s production of the
Nutcracker. While performing with Ballet Theatre of Ohio, Ms. Alspaugh is also
currently attending law school at Case Western Reserve University.
ANDREA BLANKSTEIN – (Princess Aurora) Born in Boras, Sweden,
Ms. Blankstein began her career with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany, upon
invitation of Director Peter Schaufuss. Ms. Blankstein extended her performing
career with Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Milwaukee Ballet,
Virginia Ballet Theatre, State Street Ballet and Hawaii Ballet Theatre, appearing
in a wide variety of soloist and principal roles. At Ohio Ballet, Domey ReiterStoffer created the role of Miss Jessel for her in The Turn of the Screw. Last year
she performed the lead role in Cinderella with Ballet Western Reserve directed
by Richard Dickinson. While with BTO, Ms. Blankstein has performed various
lead roles including the Snow Queen in the Nutcracker, Aurora in Sleeping
Beauty, and the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz.
KIRSTEN BRAUN – (Snow White) Since joining Ballet Theatre of Ohio last
year, Ms. Braun has performed roles in the Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz, and the
Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival. She currently trains with Christine JonesMeneer School of Dance. In Ms. Braun’s 14 years of dance, she has studied in
summer programs with Boston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania
Youth Ballet. Ms. Braun has also performed with Cleveland San Jose Ballet,
Dancing Wheels, and Cleveland School of the Arts.
COURTNEY CLEMINSHAW – (Little Red Riding Hood) Ms. Cleminshaw
has been a Ballet Theatre of Ohio member for five years and has trained with
Christine Jones-Meneer School of Dance for 12 years. Ms. Cleminshaw
has performed various roles in the Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty,
and The Wizard of Oz. In 2006-2007, she performed the role of Clara in the
Nutcracker. Recently, Ms. Cleminshaw completed a five week summer
intensive with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre where she performed in Carmina
Burana and choreographed her first piece. Ms. Cleminshaw plans to attend
college to pursue a degree in dance.
Photography by Alan MacFarland
BTO PROFESSIONALS
MEGAN COLEMAN – (Lilac Fairy) Ms. Coleman trained in Michigan with
Samantha Shelton, Sherry Jerome and Christina Kammuller. She attended
summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet and BalletMet
on scholarship. While attending Eastern Michigan University on a dance
scholarship, she won the Mid-Michigan National Society of Arts and Letters
ballet and modern dance scholarship competition. This is Ms. Coleman’s
second season with Ballet Theatre of Ohio. She has performed the roles of
Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, and Arabian Princess in the Nutcracker, and
the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.
KATIE EDMONDS – (Princess Florine) Ms. Edmonds, training with
Christine Jones-Meneer School of Dance since age four, has been a Ballet
Theatre of Ohio company member for eight years. She has had many lead roles
in productions of the Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, The
Wizard of Oz, Beyond the Stars, and I Had the Same Dream at the Heinz Poll
Summer Dance Festival. She was accepted on scholarship into BalletMet’s
summer study program in 2007. Ms. Edmonds plans to pursue a career in
ballet. She would like to thank all the people who have supported her.
SARAH RUESCH – (Ugly Step-Sister) Ms. Ruesch has been dancing since
age three and is currently in her seventh year of training at the Christine
Jones-Meneer School of Dance. This season begins her fourth year as a Ballet
Theatre of Ohio company member. While dancing with the company, she has
performed various roles in productions of the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty,
Cinderella, and The Wizard of Oz. Ms. Ruesch performed in her first Heinz
Poll Summer Dance Festival this past summer.
BRIDGITT STAUDT – (Fairy of Beauty) Ms. Staudt is currently in her 16th
year of training with Christine Jones-Meneer School of Dance. She has been
a part of Ballet Theatre of Ohio for eight years and has performed lead roles
in the Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz, and Beyond
the Stars. This past summer she danced in her third Heinz Poll Summer Dance
Festival and has attended nine years of BTO’s summer dance study program.
Ms. Staudt is an honor student who plans to attend Wake Forest University.
KELSEY STINSON – (Cinderella) Ms. Stinson has been a member of
Ballet Theatre of Ohio for four years. She has performed in the Nutcracker,
Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz, and the Heinz Poll Summer
Dance Festival. Her favorite role was the Spanish Señorita in the Nutcracker.
Ms. Stinson plans to dance for as long as possible as well as attend college
after graduation.
Photography by Alan MacFarland
GUEST ARTISTS
GRANT DETTLING – (Hansel) Courtesy of Dayton Ballet. Mr. Dettling began his ballet
training at age 13 with Barbara Suzanne and Lynne Williams. As a scholarship student,
he received his professional instruction at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Seattle,
and the School of American Ballet, New York City. Mr. Dettling has performed with ABT
Studio Company, the Washington Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Ohio
Ballet and currently is with Dayton Ballet. Among the many roles that Mr. Dettling has
performed, his favorite roles in Alun Jones’ Romeo and Juliet, Jeffrey Graham Hughes’
Pygmalion & Galatea, Domy Reiter-Soffer’s A Turn of the Screw, Stuart Sebastian’s
“Dracula”, Karen Russo Burke’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Luis Montero’s La Casa de
Bernarda Alba, Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, and Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Rubies. This is
Grant’s first appearance with Ballet Theatre of Ohio.
DAMIEN HIGHFIELD – (Prince Desire) Courtesy of GroundWorks DanceTheatre.
Mr. Highfield returns for his 11th year with Ballet Theatre of Ohio as a guest artist. Mr.
Highfield originated the role of Mars in BTO’s Beyond the Stars and performed with
BTO during the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festivals. He has danced title roles in Hamlet,
Carmen, Dracula, the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Cinderella, and The
Wizard of Oz with various companies. Mr. Highfield was a featured choreographer for
Ohio Ballet’s Roots of Choreography and has created a full-length ballet, The Toymaker.
Mr. Highfield choreographs and teaches throughout Northeast Ohio.
GARY LENINGTON – (Cinderella’s Prince) Courtesy of Verb Ballets. A native of
Akron, Ohio, Mr. Lenington began his dance training with Nan Klinger and CVYB as
well as studying extensively with Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux at the Chautauqua Institute.
Mr. Lenington has appeared in various soloist and principal roles with the Richmond
Ballet and Ballet Florida including Romeo & Juliet, the Nutcracker, Lambarena, The
Moor’s Pavane, Elemental Brubeck, ...Smile With My Heart, Lady of the Camellas,
A Midsummers Night Dream, Carmina Burana, and Peter Martins’ Barber Violin
Concerto. As a member of Ballet Florida, he appeared twice in Le Temps D’Aimer at the
international dance festival held in Biarritz, France. He also performed in their debut at
the Joyce Theatre, New York City. Mr. Lenington attributes the longevity of his career
to his versatility as both a contemporary and classical dancer and is thankful to have had the privilege of
working with many influential teachers and choreographers in the dance world today.
KELLY MENEER – (Carabosse) Ms. Meneer is excited to be reprising the role of
Carabosse and dancing once again with Ballet Theatre of Ohio, where she was a soloist
with the original company for eight years. A graduate of Kent State University, Ms.
Meneer currently lives in New York City. She performs improv and sketch comedy at the
Peoples Improv Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Magnet Theater. Theatre credits
include 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), A Chorus Line (Bebe), West Side Story (Anita),
Cabaret, Hair, Into the Woods, and Wild Party. She wishes to thank her friends and
especially her family for their love and support!
JUSTIN KOERTGEN – (Wolf) Courtesy of Dayton Ballet. Mr. Koertgen is currently
in his tenth season with the Dayton Ballet. He trained at Interlochen Center for the Arts,
Joffery Ballet School, and the San Fransisco Ballet. Some of his favorite roles have been
the title role in Christopher Flemming’s TOMMY, Romeo in Septime Weber’s Romeo &
Juliet, and the title role in Stuart Sebastion’s Dracula.
BRIAN MURPHY – (Blue Bird) Courtesy of Verb Ballets. Mr.
Murphy has danced as a guest artist with Ballet Theatre of Ohio since
2000. BTO lead roles include the Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty and
the Cavalier and Snow King in the Nutcracker. He danced with Ohio Ballet for 10 years
as well as Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Richmond Ballet, BalletMet and
New Orleans Delta Ensemble throughout his career. Other lead roles include the Prince
and Jester in Cinderella, Franz and Dr. Coppelius in Coppéllia, Dracula and Renfield
in Dracula as well as various roles in Hamlet, Swan Lake, and Firebird. He toured with
Hoctor Dance Caravan and also has a wide range of modern, jazz and contemporary
experience. Mr. Murphy owns a Pilates studio and conducts ballet workshops.
JUNIOR COMPANY DANCERS
Nathaniel Bailey
Elizabeth Garner
Mia Hamilton
Chiara Kline
Amy Ott
Kit Smart
Hannah Smolinski
Lora Stewart
Joanna Sullivan
Mika Takahashi
Angela Trivelli
Abigail Wilhite
APPRENTICES
Elizabeth Angeletti
Amanda Cook
Aimee Gjurkovitsch
Ali LeBay
Samantha Liming
Photography by Alan MacFarland
Sleeping Beauty Synopsis
Once upon a time, there lived a King and Queen who had no children. When the
Queen gave birth to a daughter, the King was overjoyed and ordered an enormous
party to be held for her christening. Among the guests were fairies who presented
Princess Aurora with gifts of Happiness and Beauty. The Lilac Fairy was just about
to present her gift when there was a clap of thunder, and the evil fairy Carabosse flew
into the palace, enraged that she had not been invited to the party. She cast an evil
spell on Princess Aurora. The queen begged her to change her mind, but she refused.
The Lilac Fairy stepped forward, bestowed her gift, and said, “The Princess will prick
her finger, but she will not die. She will fall into a deep sleep and be awakened by the
kiss of a handsome Prince.”
The three fairies took Princess Aurora deep into the woods where Carabosse could
not find her. There they cared for her and protected her from Carabosse’s evil curse.
The disguised fairies and Aurora lived peacefully and happily in the woods, never
telling Aurora that she was a Princess. Over the years, Aurora met many friends and
grew into a beautiful young lady. One day, while she was frolicking in the woods with
her friends, Aurora met a young man with whom she fell in love. She did not know
that he was a Prince.
As Aurora’s sixteenth birthday drew near, the King and Queen summoned the
fairies to return to the castle with Aurora. They were unaware that Carabosse was also
preparing for Aurora’s return to the kingdom.
All the Royals in the land gathered to welcome Aurora. Four Princes arrived to ask
for her hand in marriage. Out of nowhere, an old beggar woman appeared and cast a
spell on Aurora. She was lured into the attic, which held the last remaining spinning
wheel in the kingdom. Princess Aurora reached out to touch it and pricked her finger.
Princess Aurora fell to the ground. The King and Queen were beside themselves with
grief.
In triumph, the old woman threw off her disguise and revealed herself as Carabosse,
claiming to be the most powerful fairy in the land. Yet, the Lilac Fairy reminded
everyone that Aurora would not die, she would simply lay there sleeping until a
handsome Prince kissed her. So Aurora would not be alone, the Lilac Fairy cast a spell
on the entire court, putting them all to sleep. A thick hedge of thorns grew up around
the castle, shielding it from view. Carabosse, angered by the Lilac Fairy, vowed to
guard the palace so that a Prince would NEVER find Princess Aurora.
Many years later, the handsome Prince Desire was hunting in the forest. The Lilac
Fairy appeared and showed him a vision of Princess Aurora. She told him the story
of the beautiful Sleeping Beauty. The Prince fell in love with the young Princess. He
begged the Lilac Fairy to take him to her.
The Lilac Fairy led Prince Desire through the woods to the vine-covered castle.
Behind the thick hedge of thorns and vines, he saw Sleeping Beauty. The Prince
battled with Carabosse and eventually defeated her. Prince Desire rushed back to the
beautiful Sleeping Beauty and he kissed her. Aurora opened her eyes, and instantly
the entire court came to life. Carabosse and her urchins fled deep into the woods. The
spell was broken.
The King and Queen were delighted, and Princess Aurora and Prince Desire were
to be married. There was a great celebration in honor of the wedding. The entire
kingdom joined in the festivities. They were all overjoyed as Princess Aurora and
Prince Desire proclaimed their love for each other. The Lilac Fairy returned to bless
the marriage, and all lived happily ever after.
Sleeping
Beauty
Sleeping Beauty is dedicated to the memory of Paul A. Daum, Ph.D.
Choreography............................................. Christine Meneer after Marius Petipa
Drama Coach.......................................................................................... Jerry Burr
Music.................................................................................Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Lighting Designer.......................................................................Deborah Malcolm
Costume Design...........................................................................Christine Meneer
Additional Costume Design............................................................. Barbara Kelly,
Elizabeth Kaplan, Deborah Wilhite
Set Design............................................................................................. Jack Gwinn
Set Painting............................................................................................Ruth Lohse
In Order of Appearance
WARNING - Strobe lights are used during Act 1
Catalabutte...........................................................................................Joshua Isley
Pages . .............................................Rebecca Bailey, Rowen Lilly, Maria Nakata,
Isabella Nakata, Stella Rich
Carabosse........................................................................................ Kelly Meneer#
Raven........................................................................................... Audrey Edwards
Storyteller................................................................................................ Jerry Burr
King Florestan................................................................................. Richard Earley
Queen. ............................................................................................Mary Kay Finn
Courtiers............................................Jordan Batch, Jennifer Black, Shawn Burns,
Mark Fridline, Erin Kelly, Jonathan Moody, Elizabeth Porcase,
Michael Nakata, Ethan Tavolier, Elaina Wohlwend
Attendants....................... Natalie Alexiou, Kirsten Braun, Courtney Cleminshaw,
Katie Edmonds, Elizabeth Garner, Chiara Kline, Ali LeBay, Sarah Ruesch,
Lora Stewart, Kelsey Stinson, Angela Trivelli, Abigail Wilhite
Fairy of Beauty................................................................................Bridgitt Staudt
Fairy of Happiness...............................................................................Jo Alspaugh
Lilac Fairy………….....................................................................Megan Coleman
Urchins.............Emily Croyle, Samantha Croyle, Melina Ferner, Sammi Friedler,
Alexis Gray, Grace Hildebrand, Christina Kraus, Abbigail Kurtz,
Alaina Merlitti, Amanda Orban, Olivia Schott, Sydney Wentz
Aurora (age 4)................................................................................ Hollie Edwards
Little Red Riding Hood & Wolf (age 4).................. Rachel Sulek, Timmy Prather
Young Cinderella................................................................................ Haley Burns
Young Stepsisters................................... Aimee Gjurkovitsch, Elizabeth Angeletti
Aurora (age 10)........................................................................................Kit Smart
Seven Dwarfs............................ Connor Barak, Owen Desberg, Jonathan Moody,
.William Moody, Benjamin Mudrak, Timmy Prather, Cameron Wohlwend Young Hansel & Gretel.................................................Nathaniel Bailey, Amy Ott
Princess Aurora (age 16)........................................................... Andrea Blankstein
Woodland Animals.................................................. Rebecca Bailey, Rowan Lilly,
Isabella Nakata, Maria Nakata, Stella Rich
Court Guests.........................Kayleigh Benson, Amanda Cook, Elizabeth Garner,
Mia Hamilton, Chiara Kline, Ali LeBay, Samantha Liming,
Amy
Ott,
Sarah
Ruesch, Lora Stewart, Angela Trivelli, Abigail Wilhite
Elizabeth Angeletti, Julianna Bailey, Haley Boggs, Haley Burns,
Aimee Gjurkovitsch, Rachel Rauh, Kit Smart, Hannah Smolinski,
Joanna Sullivan, Mika Takahashi, Leia Werner, Makenna Zelenak
Nathaniel Bailey, Connor Barak, Christina Black, Victoria Black,
Madison D’Avello, Owen Desberg, Hollie Edwards, Mikaela Fridline,
Katie Haver, Noah LeBay, Jonathan Moody, William Moody,
Benjamin Mudrak, Nathan Mudrak, Timmy Prather, Jacob Shoup,
Paige Skripac, Ethan Sulek, Rachel Sulek, Cameron Wohlwend
Sylphs..............................................Natalie Alexiou, Jo Alspaugh, Kirsten Braun,
Courtney Cleminshaw, Katie Edmonds, Chiara Kline,
Ali LeBay, Amy Ott, Sarah Ruesch, Bridgitt Staudt,
Lora Stewart, Kelsey Stinson, Angela Trivelli, Abigail Wilhite
Cavaliers........................................................Grant Dettling†, Gary Lenington**,
Brian Murphy**, Justin Koertgen†
Rose Attendants.............................................................Jacob Shoup, Ethan Sulek
Prince Desire.............................................................................Damien Highfield*
Little Red Riding Hood……............................................... Courtney Cleminshaw
Wolf…………………….............................................................. Justin Koertgen†
Snow White……………...................................................................Kirsten Braun
Bluebird Pas de Deux..……………...................Katie Edmonds, Brian Murphy**
Hansel & Gretel………………..…....................Natalie Alexiou, Grant Dettling†
Cinderella & Her Prince...................................Kelsey Stinson, Gary Lenington**
Ugly Stepsisters......................................................Sarah Ruesch, Abigail Wilhite
Premiere May 6, 2006 at Akron Civic Theatre
• Aurora’s Wedding Tutu and Prince’s Tunic designed and constructed by Barbara Kelly.
• Princess Florine Tutu and Bluebird Tunic designed and constructed by Elizabeth Kaplan.
# CBT/BTO Alumnus
* Guest Artist courtesy of Groundworks DanceTheatre
** Guest Artist courtesy of Verb Ballet
† Guest Artist Courtesy of Dayton Ballet
Ballet Theatre of Ohio
wishes the following graduating seniors
success in their future endeavors.
Natalie Alexiou, Kirsten Braun,
Katie Edmonds, Bridgitt Staudt and
Kelsey Stinson
Thanks for the memories!
Natalie Alexiou
3 years old
Natalie started dancing at
the age of two. She danced
in her first Nutcracker
as an angel and little
Chinese, moving up to her
favorite role as the Arabian
Princess. Preparing for
BTO’s first February
Repertory is Natalie’s
favorite memory. She
plans to attend Bowling
Green University and
continue dancing.
18 years old
Kirsten Braun
4 years old
Kirsten has been training
in classical ballet for 14
years and credits the past
two years with Ballet
Theatre of Ohio for
teaching her more than
just how to dance. Kirsten
will be attending Boston
University and plans
to never stop dancing.
Kirsten says dancing
is a mindset. It’s about
working hard but making
it appear easy!
18 years old
Katie Edmonds
Dancing since age
four, Katie is currently
performing her favorite
role as Princess
Florine. Katie’s advice:
Encourage those
looking up to you and
be inspired by those you
look up to. Katie plans
to pursue a professional
dance career.
5 years old
18 years old
Bridgitt Staudt
5 years old
Bridgitt started dancing when
she was two. Her favorite
role was the Soldier Doll in
the Nutcracker. She plans to
attend Wake Forest University,
continuing in ballet and
possibly majoring in early
childhood education. Bridgitt’s
advice: If you do what makes
you happy, add some hard
work and a pinch of luck, any
goal can be reached!
18 years old
Kelsey Stinson
7 years old
Kelsey has been a
Ballet Theatre of Ohio
member for four years.
Her favorite role was the
Spanish Señorita in the
Nutcracker. Kelsey will
always remember the fun
times she has had with the
other dancers and they will
remain life long friends.
She plans to attend college
and continue with her
dancing.
17 years old
NON-COMPANY MEMBERS
Julianna Bailey
Rebecca Bailey
Connor Barak
Kayleigh Benson
Christina Black
Victoria Black
Haley Boggs
Haley Burns
Emily Croyle
Samantha Croyle
Madison D’Avello
Jordan Batch
Jennifer Black
Shawn Burns
Jerry Burr
Owen Desberg
Audrey Edwards
Hollie Edwards
Melina Ferner
Mikaela Fridline
Sammi Friedler
Alexis Gray
Katie Haver
Grace Hildebrand
Christina Kraus
Abbigail Kurtz
Rachel Rauh
Stella Rich
Olivia Schott
Jacob Shoup
Paige Skripac
Ethan Sulek
Rachel Sulek
Sydney Wentz
Leia Werner
Cameron Wohlwend
Makenna Zelenak
Noah LeBay
Rowan Lilly
Alaina Merlitti
Jonathan Moody
William Moody
Benjamin Mudrak
Nathan Mudrak
Isabella Nakata
Maria Nakata
Amanda Orban
Timmy Prather
SUPERNUMERARIES
Richard Earley
Mary Kay Finn
Mark Fridline
Joshua Isley
Erin Kelly
Jonathan Moody
Michael Nakata
Elizabeth Porcase
Ethan Tavolier
Elaina Wohlwend
Memorials
Honor the memory of a loved one by making a special contribution to BTO,
which can be designated to either our endowment or operating fund for
a special listing in our program books.
To participate, send a check to: BTO/Memorials,
265 N. Main St., Suite 13, Munroe Falls, Ohio 44262.
For more information, call 330-688-6065.
Deadline for the Nutcracker program book Memorials is Nov. 1, 2010.
Memorial Contributions
Tom & Donna Stanley - In loving memory of Stephanie Stanley,
loved & missed by many!
The Roth Family - In loving memory of Vickie Roth Day
Open Audition
Ballet Theatre of Ohio
Pre-Professional Division
June 5, 2010
Open to all children completing grades 4-11 and 10 years or older.
Many performing opportunities
265 North Main Street, Suite 13 • Munroe Falls, Ohio 44262
330-688-6065
Ballet Theatre of Ohio would like to extend its sincere gratitude to
the hundreds of volunteers who donated over 9,000 hours to BTO last year.
We are so appreciative of your generous gift of time and talents.
Special thanks to the individuals, businesses, corporations, and foundations
for their continued support. We are grateful to the media who are enthusiastic
about our productions. We love our audience, and we hope to see you again.
Last, but not least, BRAVO to the cast of Sleeping Beauty 2010. Thank you for
your hard work and dedication.
You give your heart and soul to this production.
You make this show special!
Extra Special Thanks to Butch Rohrich - Phoenix Communications,
Cathy Anatra - Anatra Graphic Art and Trixie Cleminshaw for their continued support
and patience in the publishing of our outstanding program book.
Anatra Graphic Art, Inc
SPECIAL THANKS
Special thanks to the many friends of Ballet Theatre of Ohio.
Without your support, in-kind services and donations,
these performances would not be possible.
Howard Parr –
Akron Civic Theatre
Cathy Anatra –
Anatra Graphic Art
Jessica Angeletti
Ballet Theatre of Ohio
Board of Trustees
Jerry Burr
Carmen Cannan
Cleveland Cavaliers
Pete & Kem Cook
Ralph Cooley
Cox Communications
Grant Dettling
Richard Earley
Dena Ferner
Haver Family
Damien Highfield
Joshua Isley
Jo Jones
Christine Jones-Meneer
School of Dance
Barbara Kelly
Jennifer Lehane
Gary Lenington
Lilly Family
Local I.A.T.S.E. #48
Alan MacFarland –
Visual Services
Cheryl Manson
Brian Murphy
Tim & Pam Naab
Debra Nagle –
Stage Center
Northcoast Theatrical
Carrie Rauh
Jessie Raynor –
Akron Area Arts Alliance
Jill Rhoads – Copy Print
Eddie Roberts – Eagle Vision
Butch Rohrich –
Phoenix Communications
Christopher & Connie Skripac
Kim Sulek
Vincent Lighting Systems
Visualizations Photography, Inc.
Robin Wagner
Heather Wentz
Mary Wilford
Paul & Penny Young –
Young Screen Printing
Zelenak Family
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