Commonwealth Ballet Company

2018-2019 Company Photo by Mike Nyman Photography

Center: Dylan Kattwinkel, Faith Bergeron
Clockwise from top: Una Oljaca, Fiona Morrison, Kayla Freeman, Sophie Wu, Megan Lin, Emily Lardizabal, Molly Burke, Janelle Lim, Sophie Lee, Anya Ganss, Cate Moore, Kassy Sun, Lucy Richards, Ava Lubin


Commonwealth Ballet Company 2019 - 2020

Faith Bergeron

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Faith Bergeron

Faith Bergeron lives in Littleton MA, and is joining the Commonwealth Ballet company for the second year in the 2019-2020 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, the American Repertory Ballet at Princeton University and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Faith assisted in the Fairy Tale class for the last two years at Acton School of Ballet and will now be joining the Acton School of Ballet staff as a teacher in that class. She has performed non-company roles in The Nutcracker for 6 years, The Secret Garden, The Nightingale, and Beauty and The Beast. In the 2018-2019 season Faith performed company roles in the Commonwealth Ballet’s 2019 productions of The Nutcracker, George Balanchine’s Serenade, and Portraiture.


 
Molly Burke

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Molly Burke

Molly Burke lives in Acton MA, and has just joined the Commonwealth Ballet company for the 2019-2020 season. Molly began dancing at the age of 2 and started her training at the Acton School of Ballet in 2015. For her summer training she has attended Chautauqua Institution Workshop I, Bolshoi Ballet Academy in CT, American Ballet Theater (ABT), Koltun Ballet, The Rock, Walnut Hill Summer Dance intensive, Walnut Hill Youth Summer Dance Intensive and Back to Ballet Bootcamp. Molly previously trained during the school year at Boston Ballet, Walnut Hill and Koltun Ballet Boston. Molly has danced in various CBC productions as a non-Company member, including The Nightingale, Beauty and the Beast, and The Nutcracker, in which she performed as Lieutenant. She is eager to join the Commonwealth Ballet Company for the 2019-2020 season!


 
Kayla Freeman

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Kayla Freeman

Kayla Freeman lives in Concord and is excited to be joining Commonwealth Ballet for the 2019-2020 season. She began her training at the School of Ballet Arts in Concord before moving to Acton School of Ballet in 2013. She has attended summer intensives at Ballet Austin, BalletMet, and Acton School of Ballet, including the Back to Ballet Boot Camp. Kayla has performed non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker, Beauty & the Beast, and George Balanchine’s Serenade.


 
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 began her time in CBC as a freshman during the 2018-2019 season. 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 in 2016. As a company member, she has performed in The Nutcracker, George Balanchine’s Serenade, and Portraiture. She is looking forward to her second year in the company, and thoroughly enjoyed her first year.


 
Dylan Kattwinkel

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Dylan Kattwinkel

Dylan discovered ballet as a preschooler in Bend, Oregon. She now lives in Carlisle, Massachusetts and has danced year-round at Lexington School of Ballet, Lucía Guarnido Escuela de Danza in Granada, Spain, and at Acton School of Ballet since 2014. Dylan participated in summer intensive programs at Boston Ballet, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Washington School of Ballet, Koltun Ballet Boston, Integrarte, and ASB. Dylan has attended Back to Ballet Boot Camp with Kathy Stark and Joseph Jeffries for the past four years. She has studied with teachers Erica Cornejo, Carlos Molina, Igor Burlak, Xiomara Reyes, David Prottas, and Cheryl Madeaux. Dylan danced non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker, The Nightingale, and Beauty and the Beast. She performed the role of Clara in CBC’s 2017 production of The Nutcracker. She is grateful for the opportunity to dance with Commonwealth Ballet this 2019-20 season!


 
Emily Lardizabal

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Emily Lardizabal

Emily Lardizabal lives in Westford, Massachusetts and has been training at Acton School of Ballet since 2008. She has attended summer intensives at Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre, Acton School of Ballet, and Back to Ballet Bootcamp. Emily has performed numerous non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Garden, and The Nightingale. She is excited to join the Commonwealth Ballet Company this season.


 
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, American Repertory Ballet at Princeton University, and Colorado Ballet. She has performed non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker, The Secret Garden, The Nightingale, and Beauty and the Beast. After joining the company in 2018, she performed company roles in The Nutcracker, Portraiture, and Serenade.


 
Janelle Lim

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Janelle Lim

Janelle Lim lives in Boxborough, Massachusetts, and began dancing at the age of two in Nashua, New Hampshire. She began studying at Acton School of Ballet in 2010. She has attended summer intensives at Integrarte, Acton School of Ballet, and Back to Ballet Bootcamp at ASB. She has performed numerous non-company roles in CBC productions Beauty and the Beast and The Nutcracker, in which she performed as Clara. Janelle is thrilled to be joining and performing with Commonwealth Ballet Company for the 2019-2020 season.


 
Megan Lin

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Megan Lin

Megan Lin lives in Acton, MA and has been training at Acton School of Ballet since 2009. She has attended summer intensive programs at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, American Repertory Ballet at Princeton University, Acton School of Ballet, and Back to Ballet Bootcamp. She has performed various non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nightingale, Beauty and the Beast, and The Nutcracker, in which she danced the role of Clara. Megan is very excited to join Commonwealth Ballet for the 2019-2020 season.


 

Ava Lublin

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Ava Lublin

Ava lives in Concord, MA and began her training at Acton School of Ballet in 2015. She has attended summer programs at American Repertory Ballet in Princeton, NJ, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet (NY), and Ballet Austin (TX). Ava joined Commonwealth Ballet Company for the 2017-2018 season. Since 2016, she has performed in The Nutcracker in both non-company and company roles, A Glimpse Beyond, and Beauty and the Beast with the company. In 2019, Ava performed in Commonwealth Ballet’s Beginnings, dancing in Blue Wallpaper, Bernstein Piano Trio, and George Balanchine's Serenade. Also in 2019, Ava preformed Portraiture in New York City with the Company.


 
Cate Moore

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Cate Moore

Cate lives in Acton and has been training at Acton School of Ballet since 2012. She has attended summer intensives at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Boston Ballet, The Brookline Ballet School, Miami City Ballet, and The Washington School of Ballet. Cate has performed non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker, The Secret Garden, The Nightingale, and Beauty and the Beast, as well as company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s 2019 productions of Portraiture and George Balanchine’s Serenade.


 
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, Beauty and the Beast, Beginnings, and George Balanchine’s Serenade.


 
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 three 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 as well as company roles in The Nutcracker, Beginnings, and George Balanchine’s Serenade. She is thrilled to be returning to the Commonwealth Ballet Company for the 2019-2020 season.


 
Kassy Sun

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Kassy Sun

Kassy Sun lives in Westford, MA. She began dancing with Acton School of Ballet since 2008. She has attended summer intensives such as Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Burklyn Ballet, American Repertory Ballet at Princeton Ballet School, Back to Ballet Bootcamp, and Acton School of Ballet summer intensive. Kassy has performed non-company roles in The Nutcracker, The Nightingale, The Secret Garden, and Beauty and the Beast. Kassy is excited to join and perform with Commonwealth Ballet Company for the 2019-2020 season.


Sophie Wu

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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, American Repertory Ballet at Princeton Ballet School, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. After joining Commonwealth Ballet in 2018, Sophie has performed company roles in The Nutcracker, Portraiture, as well as George Balanchine’s Serenade. Sophie has also danced various non-company roles in Commonwealth Ballet’s The Nutcracker, The Secret Garden, The Nightingale and Beauty and the Beast.