Classical Ballet Training... Where Strength Meets Beauty and Grace
The Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet Company's mission is to train, inspire and nurture young dancers toward artistic excellence. It is our goal to bring the art of dance, through professional-quality performances and outreach efforts, to new multi-generational audiences, providing them the opportunity to learn about and gain a greater appreciation for the art of dance. We strive to prepare and present our dancers in works that epitomize the artistry of professional ballet and instill a life-long love of dance, sending them into the future with self-confidence, discipline, creativity and self-respect.
Learn more about our 2016 Company Dancers below!
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Sarah's love for dance began in 2008 at the age of 6. Since then, dance has played a huge part in her life. She has been actively training, dancing six days a week, at Coastal Dance and Music Academy; where she studies Pointe, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary,and Hip Hop. Sarah has been a member of CDMA's performance troupe, Dance Out Loud, since she started dance at CDMA. Performance troupes include, Happy Feet, Razzle Dazzle, Ain’t Misbahavin', Anything Goes, All That Jazz and she is currently a member of Synergy Dance Company. Sarah is also involved in the Dance Teacher Training program and the work study program at CDMA, and is currently assisting teachers in several dance classes. Sarah has performed in Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet's, Babes In Toyland, since its first production in 2008 and has played the roles of Lion, School Child, Floppy Doll, Jill, Flower Garland, Soldier, Russian Dancer, Forest Fairy, and Three Blind Mice, Raven, and Miss Muffet. In this years production, she will be dancing the roles of Wind-Up Doll and the Cat and the Fiddler. Sarah has also performed in CCYB's, Carnival of the Animals, as the Animal Tamer. Sarah has had the privilege of taking several Ballet Intensives with Juliana Vorkink as well as Master classes with Virginia Johnson of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Moscow Festival Ballet, and Santa Barbara’s State Street Ballet’s Youth Company. She has attended the Laguna Dance Festival with Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet the last 3 years and has participated in the varied Master Classes they offer. She has also participated in Master Tap classes and intensives with Leah Kolb and Marissa Williams. Sarah was accepted into Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet as an apprentice dancer in 2013 and was recently promoted to Senior Company Member. Being a member of this wonderful Company and training under the guidance of Molly McKiernan is a dream come true.
Dancers: (left to right)
Back Row: Naomi Tharp, Emma Pasquini, Claire Scattini, Miranda Moses, Catherine Edlebeck
Front Row: Elspeth Lai, Odessa Laurie, Ellie Fuller, Lily Watson, Isabela Mauguira