Lainie Munro is a New York-based director, choreographer, and performer. She has taught Broadway Theater Dance for NYU/ CAP 21 Conservatory and is a guest teacher at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and Alvin Ailey in New York City. She is the Artistic Director of the Broadway Big Brother/ Big Sister Program, a program she created in 2001 that pairs Broadway dancers with aspiring young performers. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Lainie resides in New York City. She holds a B.F.A. in Music Theater from Florida State University. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SDC, the union for Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Stephanie Walz was born in Virginia and trained at the Washington School of Ballet under Mary Day and at American Ballet Theatre School of Classical Ballet under Mikhail Baryshnikov. She danced with American Ballet Theatre for eight years and has appeared internationally as a guest artist. She danced with Maximum Dance Company for seven years and is currently a freelance artist.
Luis R. Torres of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, is currently the Ballet Master at Hong Kong Ballet. Torres graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Dance and Psychology and completed a Master of Fine Arts from George Mason University. Torres has enjoyed an extensive dance career with Ballet Arizona, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions, and The Washington Ballet, where he performed as a Soloist and Principal Dancer. Torres created roles in many works by world renowned choreographers and has held the positions of Ballet Master at Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Chamber Dance Project, The Washington Ballet’s Studio Company and Trainee Program, and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University. Torres is the Repetiteur for Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Septime Webre.
Dylan Pearce, based in New York City, has over 24 years in the industry with credits as a dancer, choreographer, director, educator, entrepreneur, and artist. Dylan is Associate Choreographer for the Radio City Rockettes. Over the past 14 years with The Rockettes, Dylan has held roles as both a performer and choreographer for stage, television, and digital content. He is a founder and co-director for DEViATE Dance and The Process, a new kind of dance convention and competition that recreates real-world professional experiences to help students grow as artists.
Cid Roberts hails from Los Angeles, CA where he attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and performed in regional theater productions throughout southern California. Upon moving to New York City in 1999, Cid studied with CAP21 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and at the Amercian Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Joanna DeFelice is a former student of Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet. She is a freelance producer, artist, and dancer based in Brooklyn Heights. A graduate of the Kirov Academy of Ballet she trained under Alla Sizova, Nikolai Morozov and Adrienne Dellas. Joanna has worked with Debbie Allen on numerous shows at the Kennedy Center and in Los Angeles and has toured internationally with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. As a producer, Joanna has worked on projects with major brands such as Travel and Leisure, Target, and Honda. Joanna currently teaches dance, choreographs and produces events around the country, where she constantly explores the depths of dance, music, and design.
Haley-Jean Race Kidwell began her dance training with Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet in Maryland. She went on to graduate Magnum Cum Laude from the Radford University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a minor in Design. In College, she studied Vaganova ballet with Associate Professor, Inessa Plekhanova, as well as jazz, modern, contemporary, and tap. She performed soloist and demi-soloist roles in classical ballets including The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Esmeralda, and LaBayadere. While pursuing her dance degree, she was an Apprentice with the Roanoke Ballet Theater in Virginia After college, she continued her professional career with Palmetto City Ballet in Charleston, South Carolina. Haley-Jean then joined City Ballet of Boston as a founding company member, performing soloist roles in Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Variations, Tony Williams’ The Urban Nutcracker, among many other works. She is thrilled to now be a company member with both Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theater for her second season.
Alexandra MacWilliams Ebeling received her training at Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet under Abigail Francisco. In addition, she attended classes at Kirov Academy of Ballet under Angelina Armeiskaya and Lyubov Forminich, as well as summer programs at American Ballet Theatre-New York, Kirov Academy of Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory, The Washington Ballet, Bossov Ballet Theatre and Ballet Theatre of Maryland. She has received numerous artistic scholarships for summer study as well as the Edward Stewart Memorial Scholarship. During April 2007, Ms. MacWilliams had the honor of traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia to be a participant in the Dance Open International Ballet Festival. Alexandra is a three time recipient of the Maryland All State Dance Award. She joined Ballet Theatre of Maryland as a trainee in 2012, and in 2013 was an apprentice. During the 2014-2015 season, she was promoted to Demi Soloist.
Audrey Schultz has been dancing for over 20 years and recently graduated from the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment with a degree in Dance and Arts Management. While in school, she took courses in teaching, choreography, and tap, jazz, and ballet technique with top-ranked professors. Audrey performed in the annual Home for the Holidays and Broadway Revue shows with the American Spirit Dance Company, as well as served as a Sound Technician, Assistant Stage Manager, and Assistant Company Manager. Other past credits include Raymonda (Raymonda), Beauty and the Beast (Enchantress), Coppelia (Doll), and Cinderella (Autumn Fairy).