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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Guest artists announced for Summer Dance Carousel!

Maykel Solas, principal dancer, Ballet San Jose
Maykel Solas joined Ballet San Jose for the 2005-2006 Season.

Most recently, Maykel was a Principal Dancer with the Ballet Municipal de Lima where he danced all the most important roles in the complete productions of GISELLE, SWAN LAKE, LA BAYADERE, LE CORSAIRE, THE NUTCRACKER and other classical and neoclassical repertoire. He has toured with this company to Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador and to the first Ballet Festival of Barranquilla, Colombia in 2005.Other companies Maykel has performed with include: Ballet Municipal de Lima, Peru (Principal Dancer); Ballet Nacional del Peru (Principal Dancer); Compaia Nacional de Danza, Mexico City (Soloist); and Ballet Nacional de Cuba

Maria Jacobs-Yu, principal dancer, Ballet San Jose
Maria Jacobs-Yu, now Principal dancer, joined Cleveland Ballet as a trainee in 1996 and is in her 13th season of dancing under Artistic Director, Dennis Nahat. Maria's first principal role in her first season in the company was the role of Maria in Nahat's NUTCRACKER. Among other roles that Maria has been featured in, include the principal female in Juliet in ROMEO and JULIET, George Balanchine's THEME AND VARIATIONS, the Waltz Girl in Balanchine's SERENADE, the principal girl in Flemming Flindt's THE TOREADOR, and Tsarina Tatiana in Nahat's NUTCRACKER.
Photo by John Gerbetz

Shannon Marie-Roberts, San Francisco Ballet
A native from South Lake Tahoe Shannon Marie Roberts joined the San Francisco Ballet in 2004 at the age of 16. She has worked with world renowned Choreographers including Helgi Tomasson, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, John Nuemeier, William Forsythe, David Bintley, Yuri Possokhov, James Kudelka,Val Caniparoli, and has danced numerous roles in ballets by Agnes De Mille, Jerome Robbins, and George Balanchine. She has danced all over the world including France, Iceland, China and of course the US. (And was a student of Inna Bayer when Inna Bayer taught character dance at the SF Ballet School.)
Photo by David Allen

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