Performances

New ballets are vital to the dance world in 21st century. This is something that SRB uniquely offers its students. Along with restaging the classics, creating new roles with a choreographer is a rare opportunity that very few schools and even companies have.

2021-2022

Vadim Fedotov

Choreographer

Vadim is an internationally recognized Ballet Master, Artistic Director and Choreographer. For over 20 years, Vadim performed as principal dancer with the National Opera and Ballet of the Ukraine, dancing leading roles in prominent performances such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote and The Nutcracker. Vadim has taught and choreograph at many prestigious institutions, including The National Theater of Ballet and Opera in Kiev, Ukraine, National Theatre of Serbia, the Dance Academy of Ukraine, Orlando Ballet FL, Moscow Ballet on Ice and was the General Director of the Chamber of Ballet in Kiev, Kiev Ballet on Ice. He has produced numerous films (musicals) in the Ukraine and has been awarded multiple professional and state honors, including Honor of the Supreme Soviet Council of Ukraine 1985, Honor Artist of Ukraine and Laureate International Choreographer for competitions in Moscow and Kiev. He also choreographed opening Olympics Ceremony in USSR in 1980. Vadim Fedotov productions in USA include Moscow Ballet on Ice in Cypress Gardens, FL Orlando Ballet, Orlando City Ballet, Russian Academy of Ballet, Lone Star Ballet, Elsa Pardo Dance Center, International City School of Ballet, Lakeland Ballet, Montgomery Ballet, Russian Ballet of Alafaya, Orlando Russian Ballet, and School of Russian Ballet.

“The Nutcracker”

December 11, 2021 5:00 pm, December 12, 2021 1:00 pm.

at Sarasota Opera House



Luciana Paris

Sugar Plum

Luciana Paris is a Soloist Dancer with American Ballet Theater. She has been dancing with ABT since 2001, and has been performing as a guest artist throughout the world. Paris’s most recent guest appearances include the Ballet Now Gala 2015 in Los Angeles, dancing The Talisman Pas de Deux with Kleber Rebello, the 5th Buenos Aires International Ballet Gala, dancing Nutcracker pas de deux and  Liam Scarlett’s With a Chance of Rain, and the Fire Island Dance Festival 20th Anniversary dancing Romeo and Juliet, Balcony Scene Pas de Deux with Marcelo Gomes. She was guest artist, partnered by Herman Cornejo, at the Dance Open Ballet Festival 2013 (Saint Petersburg) in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Seven Sonatas”, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Saveur 2013 (Montreal) performing The Black Swan Pas de Deux, and at the Roberto Bolle and Friends Gala at the New York City Center in September 2013 dancing Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suite “. Paris portrayed the principal role of Nikiya in a full-length production of La Bayadèrein Argentina in August 2013, with Herman Cornejo as Solor, and, partnered by Cory Stearns, she danced Romeo and Juliet, Balcony Scene Pas de Deux at the Brandon Ballet Gala in November 16, 2013.

As a Guest Artist she danced for Buffalo Ballet in their Nutcracker Production.

In 2017, Luciana is invited to participate in the Australian Ballet Gala, Chile Gala of Ballet Starts, Danzar Por la Paz en Buenos Aires, among others.

Luciana was given the dance artistic Achievement Award in 2018 by FINI Dance Festival in New York.

Luciana was given the dance artistic Achievement Award in 2018 by FINI Dance Festival in New York.

In 2012 American Ballet Theatre designated Paris as a Certified Teacher.

Since then she was invited to teach in Buenos Aires, Misiones, Córdoba, San Juan, among others.

Luciana has been a guest teacher with Charm City Ballet, Central Park Dance ,YAJP, AAB, Estudio Domus, Fundación Julio Bocca, DanzayPeru, Steps Studio de la ciudad de Tucuman, Downtown Dance Factory, among many others.

She has been invited to teach at Fiorellos La Guardia Hight School of the Arts.

In 2020 Luciana co-founded Dance Compañía a 3 weeks summer intensive, alongside Jonatan Lujan and Amanda Cobb.

During the winter and Spring season Luciana was  a guest Director of Repertoire for the ABT STUDIO COMPANY.

She also participated in a collaboration with Chanel alongside the painter Chloe Wise, and danced in Duncan Lyle Dance and Creative Genesis by Gabe Stone Shayer.

In February 2021 Luciana created her first choreography for the American Ballet Theatre Incubator, a program designed to give dancers whitingthe company to choreograph.

Her new piece, Nunanu, was aired on April 19th 2021.

On July 31st Luciana produced her first performance at the WestHampton Beach Project, including 2 world premieres danced by American Ballet Theatre dancers.

Sergii Sydorskyi.

Nutcracker Doll, Nutcracker Prince

Mr. Sydorskyi was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He was trained at the Kiev State Ballet School and has won many international competitions and awards. He has been Principal dancer with the National Opera of Ukraine for many years and Dance Alive National Ballet in Florida. His extensive repertoire includes leading roles in numerous classical and contemporary ballet productions in Ukraine and around the world. He was given the esteemed title “Honored Artist of the Ukraine”. Mr. Sydorskyi earned a degree in dance, choreography and teaching from the famed Kiev State Choreographic School, as well as a Master’s Degree in Theatrical Arts from the Kiev National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatrical Arts University. Currently, Mr. Sydorskyi is Ballet Master in Ballet Melange and Classical Ballet Academy in Danver.

Douglas Horne

Rat King, Russian Dance

Douglas Horne danced professionally after studying on full scholarships with American Ballet Theatre (New York),

Miami City Ballet (Miami, FL), and Studio Maestro (New York). In June 2010 he was the Bronze Medal

winner in the World Ballet Competition: and in June

2009 he was a finalist in The New York International Ballet Competition. Additionally, he was a semi-finalist

in the renowned International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. He won Gold in the senior classical

division of the Youth American Grand Prix semifinals in Torrington, CT. In 2007 he won the Gold Medal in the senior

division of the Youth Dance Festival in New Jersey. Mr. Horne has danced leading roles with the Orlando Ballet.

Carlos de Quesada

Fritz, Chinese Dance

Carlos began his ballet education at the School of Russian Ballet at the age of 11. His very first role was the “strong man” in the school’s inaugural performance of The Nutcracker! Carlos continued his education at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School and the Sarasota Ballet Margaret Barbieri Conservatory. Dance professionally in Oklahoma City Ballet. The recipient of merit scholarships, Carlos attended summer intensives locally as well as with Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive in New York and Modas Dance in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Oklahoma City Ballet. While a student, Carlos danced variations to include Don Quixote’s Basilio, Giselle’s Albrecht, The Flames of Paris’ Marseillaise, The Sleeping Beauty’s Prince Florimund as well as contemporary works. Carlos also performed the role of the Gangster Rat in John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker, the Nutcracker Doll for the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School and the Clown soloist in Oklahoma City Ballet’s Matthew Hart production. Carlos is currently living in Sarasota, FL as a full-time college student pursuing a degree in Information Technology while enjoying ballet through guest artist opportunities.

Paolo Z. Carballo Cavallini

Circus

 Paolo Z. Carballo Cavallini, 28 years old from Perú, South America. A 5th generation circus performer, I’ve been performing since was 10 years old.

“Nutcracker” Cast List

Act 1

Nutcracker: Sergii Sydorskyi

Clara: Lilly Wheeler 12/11, Caitlin Keenan 12/12

Rat King: Douglas Horne

Herr Drosselmeyer: Sergiy Mykhaylov

Fritz Stahlbaum: Carlos de Quesada

Mrs. Stahlbaum: Rebecca Kimsey

Mouse Princess: Miroslava Chursina

March: Kenzington Bauer, Vanessa Morris, Brielle Paradis, Sophia Gold, Yana Kravchenko, Asli Hoggard, Samantha Yoon, Natalia Peno, Nino Donadze, Lily Bauer, Ella Walker, Emily Pailer, Fayth Liu, Stephanie Soboleva, Mia Innocentin, Bunny Gauen-Gibb, Lily Jones, Abigail Applebaum, Emma Pistanek, Anabelle Bukharina, Leah Sanders

Parents: Alaina Kimsey, Brooke Wasserman, Katelyn Cudiamat, Bella Brost, Haerin Mendoza, Raina Khatami, Jenna Link, Donna Gillaspy, Felicity Liu, Csenge Bevardi, Sandra Roberts, Lucy Adkins, Katherine Tanner

Cildren Under Table: Nikita Chursin, Mirabelle Petrone, Mila Crowe, Sophia Gambrell, Sophia Schindler

Party Girls: Caitlin Keenan, Lilly Wheeler, Miroslava Chursina, Milana Mailaender, Gabriella Bunch, Sasha Tyler, Claire Barbier, Valentina Oviedo-Fajardo, Sophie Koloney, Zoe Sena, Melissa Vendramin

Mechanical Doll: Giselle Sena

Circus Dool: Emily Pailer 12/11, Emma Pistanek 12/12

Fritz friend: Nikita Chursin

Mice: Kenzington Bauer, Vanessa Morris, Brielle Paradis, Sophia Gold, Yana Kravchenko, Asli Hoggard, Samanta Yoon, Natalia Peno, Nino Donadze, Lily Bauer, Elle Walker, Emily Pailer, Fayth Liu,Stephanie Soboleva, Mia Innocentin, Bunny Gauen-Gabbs

Solders: Sasha Tyler, Claire Barbier, Valentina Oviedo-Fajardo, Sophie Koloney, Zoe Sena, Melissa Vendramin, Starlla Jackson, Sofie Stehlikova, Giselle Sena, Maria Silveira, Felicity Liu, Csenge Bevardi

Cannon Solder: Nikita Chursin

Snow Queen: Katelyn Cudiamat

Snow Flakes: Alaina Kimsey, Rebecca Kimsey,

Brooke Wasserman, Bella Brost, Raina Khatami, Caitlin Keenan, Lilly Wheeler, Miroslava Chursina, Milana Mailaender, Gabriella Bunch, Kiersten Engel, Haerin Mendoza, Jenna Link, Skylar McMahon, Zoe Sena, Giselle Sena, Melissa Vendramini

Act 2

Sugar Plum Fairy: Lusiana Paris

Nutcracker Prince: Sergii Sydorskyi

Clara: Lilly Wheeler 12/11, Caitlin Keenan 12/12

Spanish Dance: Rebecca Kimsey

Sasha Tyler, Claire Barbier, Valentina Oviedo-Fajardo, Sophie Koloney, Zoe Sena, Melissa Vendramin, Starla Jackson, Sofie Stehlikova, Giselle Sena, Felicity Liu, Csenge Bevardi

Shepherdes Dance: Gabriella Bunch, Milana Mailaender, Miroslava Chursina

Lambs: Mila Crowe, Sophia Gambrell, Sophia Schindler, Mirabelle Petrone, Caroline White, Mia DePerno, Charleigh Willis, Ava Diffendaffer, Emily Pailer, Clamentine Scott, Maia Vergnais, Katia Vargnais, Vera Antich, Leah sanders

Arabian Dance: Caitlin Keenan, Nikita Chursin

Russian Dance: Douglas Horne

Alaina Kimsey, Katelyn Cudiamat, Bella Brost, Lilly Wheeler

Chinese Dance: Carlos de Quesada, Gabriella Bunch 12/11, Miroslava Chursina 12/12

Haerin Mendoza, Raina Khatami

Baby Chinese: Yana Gumienny, Maya Manush, Amelia Leake, Avery Miller, Aleksandra Laszko, Sofia Viana, Sophie Ok, Sarah Lgnas, Mila Crowe, Sophia Gambrell, Sophia Schindler, Mirabelle Petrone, Caroline White Mia DePerno

Circus: Paolo Z. Carballo Cavallini

Kenzington Bauer, Vanessa Morris, Brielle Paradis, Sophia Gold, Yana Kravchenko, Asli Hoggard, Samantha Yoon, Natalia Peno, Nino Donadze

Waltz Queene: Rebecca Kimsey

Waltz:

Katelyn Cudiamat, Brooke Wasserman, Alaina Kimsey, Bella Brost, Caitlin Keenan, Lilly Wheeler, Miroslava Chursina, Milana Mailaender, Gabriella Bunch, Kiersten Engel

“Giselle”

April 2, 2022 5:00 pm.

at Sarasota Opera House

“The Little Mermaid”

May 28, 2022 5:00 pm.

at Sarasota Opera House

“Coppelia”

July 9, 2022 4:00 pm.

at Manatee Performing Arts Center

SRB Performances in the past.