Commonwealth Ballet Company

2018-2019 Company Photo by Liza Voll Photography


Back row, from left: Una Oljaca, Faith Bergeron, Lucy Richards, Chloe Vernillet, Fiona Morrison, Alyona Osadcha, Kayla Edwards, Rachel Conti
Front row: Anya Ganss, Kate Zhong, Katrina Sousounis, Sophie Wu, Bronwyn Smith, Sophie Lee, Ava Lublin.

Commonwealth Ballet Company 2018 - 2019

 
Faith Bergeron

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Faith Bergeron

Faith Bergeron lives in Littleton MA, and has just joined the Commonwealth Ballet company for the 2018-2019 season. Faith began her training at the Acton School of Ballet in 2012. For her summer training she has attended two years of the Walnut Hill Summer Dance intensive, Burklyn Ballet Theater and the American Repertory Ballet at Princeton University. Faith assisted in the Fairy Tale class last year at Acton School of Ballet. She has performed non-company roles in The Nutcracker for 6 years, The Secret Garden, The Nightingale, and Beauty and The Beast.


 
Rachel Conti

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Rachel Conti

Rachel Conti resides in Boylston, MA. She started training with the Acton School of Ballet in 2007, and joined Company at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season. Rachel has attended summer programs at the Acton School of Ballet, Ballet Magnificat!, and Ballet Arts Worcester. Rachel has also danced with the Graceful Dancers worship dance team at Grace Baptist Church in Hudson, Massachusetts. She has performed non-company roles in The Nutcracker, Beauty and the Beast, and The Secret Garden, in which she performed the role of Mary Lennox. As a company member, she has danced in The Nutcracker, The Nightingale, Edge, and Beauty and the Beast.


 
Kayla Edwards

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Kayla Edwards

Kayla Edwards lives in Concord, MA and has been training at Acton School of Ballet since 2006. She has attended summer intensive programs at Charlotte Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Houston Ballet, Next Generation Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Acton School of Ballet. Kayla joined Commonwealth Ballet in 2014 and has performed roles in Beauty and the Beast, The Nutcracker, Circadian Rhythm, The Nightingale and Edge.


 
Anya Ganss

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Anya Ganss

Anya Ganss lives in Acton, MA and has been training with the Acton School of Ballet since 2009. She has attended summer intensive programs at the Houston Ballet Academy, the School of American Ballet, the Roma Pryma Bohachevsky Dance Academy for Ukrainian Dance, and the Acton School of Ballet. Anya has danced in various CBC productions as a non-Company member, including The Secret Garden, The Nightingale, Beauty and the Beast, and The Nutcracker, in which she performed as Clara. She is joining the Commonwealth Ballet Company as a member for the 2018-2019 season and is excited for her CBC journey to begin.


 
Sophie Lee

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Sophie Lee

Sophie Lee lives in Acton, Massachusetts and has been training with the Acton School of Ballet since 2009. She has also attended summer intensives at Vermont Ballet Theatre, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, and American Repertory Ballet at Princeton University. She has performed non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker, The Secret Garden, The Nightingale, and Beauty and the Beast. Sophie is thrilled to be joining Commonwealth Ballet this season.


 

Ava Lublin

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Ava Lublin

Ava resides in Concord and began studying at Acton School of Ballet in 2015. She has attended summer programs at American Repertory Ballet in Princeton, NJ, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, and at Acton School of Ballet. Ava joined Commonwealth Ballet Company for the 2017-2018 season and danced various company roles in The Nutcracker including Russian Lead. She has also performed in A Glimpse Beyond, Beauty and the Beast, and Portraiture with the company.


 
Fiona Morrison

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Fiona Morrison

Fiona Morrison lives in Harvard, MA. She has been training at Acton School of Ballet since 2014. Fiona previously trained at L’Ecole de Ballet in Littleton, MA, The River City Youth Ballet in Charleston, WV, and T Ballet Scossa di Danza a Como in Como, Italy. She has attended summer intensives at Jose Mateo Ballet Theater, South Shore Ballet Theater, and Acton School of Ballet as well as Back to Ballet Bootcamp. She has performed non company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker and Beauty and the Beast. Fiona is delighted to join Commonwealth Ballet for the 2018-2019 season.


 
Una Oljaca

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Una Oljaca

Una Oljaca lives in Concord, MA and began dancing at the age of three in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has studied at the Acton School of Ballet since 2014. Her summer intensives include Acton School of Ballet, Back to Ballet Boot Camp, Bolshoi Ballet in CT, Princeton Ballet, and Houston Ballet. Una joined Commonwealth Ballet in 2016. She has performed non-company roles in The Nightingale, as well as Company roles in The Nutcracker, Edge, and Beauty and the Beast.


 
Alyona Osadcha

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Alyona Osadcha

Alyona Osadcha lives in Acton, MA and began dancing with Commonwealth Ballet in 2014. She has attended summer intensives at the Acton School of Ballet, Koltun Ballet, American Repertory's Princeton Ballet, Charlotte Ballet and Ballet Austin. Alyona has performed in several Commonwealth Ballet productions including non-company roles in The Secret Garden as well as company roles in The Nutcracker, Circadian Rhythm, The Nightingale, Edge, and Beauty and the Beast, in which she performed the role of Belle.


 
Lucy Richards

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Lucy Richards

Lucy Richards lives in Harvard, MA. and began studying at Acton School of Ballet in 2009. For the past two years she has attended the Burklyn Ballet Theater summer intensive program, and back to Ballet Boot Camp at Acton School of Ballet. Lucy has performed non-company roles in The Nutcracker, The Nightingale, and Beauty and the Beast. She is thrilled to be joining Commonwealth Ballet Company for the 2018-19 season.


 

Bronwyn Smith

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Bronwyn Smith

Bronwyn lives in Acton, MA and began dancing at Acton School of Ballet in 2005 at the age of four. She has attended summer programs at Koltun Ballet Boston, The Brookline Ballet School, Back to Ballet Boot Camp, and Acton School of Ballet. Bronwyn joined Commonwealth Ballet in 2017. She has performed company roles in Commonwealth Ballet's productions of A Glimpse Beyond, The Nutcracker, and Beauty and the Beast, in addition to dancing the non-company roles of the Kitchen Maid in The Nightingale, and Clara in The Nutcracker.


 

Katrina Sousounis

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Katrina Sousounis

Katrina lives in Acton, MA and began dancing at the age of three. She has trained at Acton School of Ballet since 2007 and is entering her second season as a company member of the Commonwealth Ballet Company. Katrina's summer ballet intensives include: Boston Ballet School, Central School of Ballet in London, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, and Acton School of Ballet. Katrina has performed non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet's productions of The Secret Garden, The Pharaoh's Daughter, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, in which she appeared as Clara in 2014. She has also performed company roles in productions of A Glimpse Beyond, The Nutcracker, and as Diana in Beauty and the Beast.


 

Chloe Vernillet

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Chloe Vernillet

Chloe has been dancing for over 10 years at Acton School of Ballet. She performed company roles in The Nutcracker as Spanish, Flower, and Snow corps. Chloe has also performed non-company roles in The Nightingale and The Nutcracker. Chloe has attended summer programs, Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, Back to Ballet Boot Camp, and Acton School of Ballet. She has done Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive and Back to Ballet Boot Camp for two years.



Sophie Wu

Sophie Wu lives in Acton, MA where she began dancing at Acton School of Ballet in 2010. She has attended summer intensives at Houston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet in Connecticut, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Sophie has danced non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker, The Secret Garden, The Nightingale and Beauty and the Beast. She is excited to join the Commonwealth Ballet Company for the 2018-2019 season.


 

Kate Zhong

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Kate Zhong

Kate Zhong lives in Acton, MA and started to dance at the age of three. She has studied at Acton School of Ballet since 2006. Her summer intensive training includes: Houston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet in NYC, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, Walnut Hill School of Arts, Back to Ballet Boot Camp, and Acton School of Ballet. Kate joined Commonwealth Ballet Company in 2014, and has performed in The Nutcracker, Circadian Rhythm, The Nightingale, Edge, and Beauty and the Beast.