Dansereye Artistic Staff

Scott Thyberg Founder and Artistic Director Photo Credit: Ryan Lavine

Scott Thyberg was born and raised in Warren, CT. Thyberg displayed an early gift for music and subsequently received formal training in Piano, French horn, Ear Training and Music Theory...

Craig Safan Composer-in-Residence Photo Credit: Phil Watkins

Emmy-nominated and eight-time ASCAP award-winning composer Craig Safan has scored feature films, television, and documentaries as well as having three albums of his own music released...

Natasha Fielding Ballet Master Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Originally from London, UK, Natasha grew up in Woodbury, CT. She received her Vaganova-based training at Nutmeg Ballet under the tutelage of Sharon E. Dante and graduated valedictorian both academically and in ballet.

Dancers

Mickayla Carr Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Mickayla Carr, originally from Arlington, Texas, trained with Chung-Lin and Enrica Tseng at Ballet Frontier for four years. Carr joined Oklahoma City Ballet as an apprentice in 2016 and joined the corps de ballet in 2018. Her repertoire includes works by Agnes de Mille...

Randolph Fernandez Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Randolph Fernandez, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, trained with Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. He started his career under Angel Corella at Philadelphia Ballet (formerly known as Pennsylvania Ballet) in 2015...

Alejandro González Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Alejandro González, originally from Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela, trained with Isabel Franklin and Gloriant Herrera at the Gustavo Franklin School, followed by two years training at the Houston Ballet Academy under...

James Klump Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

James Klump, originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, began his training with Sarah Quinn Jones before continuing with Colleen Benoit and the Lake Charles Dance Academy. During his time there...

Kaileah Long Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Kaileah Long trained at Colorado Conservatory of Dance (formerly known as Ballet Nouveau Colorado) in Broomfield, Colorado under the direction of Julia Wilkinson Manley. During her senior year of high school, she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to train with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre...

Gabrielle Mengden Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Gabrielle Mengden trained at the Allegro West Academy of Dance in their hometown of Houston, Texas before training on scholarship at Houston Ballet and later at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School...

Michael Mengden Photo Credit: Hiromi Platt

Michael Mengden began his training at the age of 10 at Allegro West Academy of Dance with Catriona Steel. In 2012 Mengden trained in Moscow at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy under Ilya Kuznestov...

Leah Reiter Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Leah Reiter, originally from Kansas City, Missouri, began her training under Rachel Vickery and Robin Welch in Omaha, Nebraska at the Heartland Youth Ballet from 2010-2013...

Erina Tanaka Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Erina Tanaka is from Westchester County, New York and trained with Logrea Dance Academy and SLK Ballet. She began her professional career as an aspirant with Eugene Ballet...

Zane Winders Photo Credit: Jana Carson

Zane Winders is from Levelland, Texas, and began his formal training at Ballet Lubbock in 2009. In 2011, he was accepted to the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating he joined Ballet Arizona's Studio Company...

Mickayla Carr Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Mickayla Carr, originally from Arlington, Texas, trained with Chung-Lin and Enrica Tseng at Ballet Frontier for four years. Carr joined Oklahoma City Ballet as an apprentice in 2016 and joined the corps de ballet in 2018. Her repertoire includes works by Agnes de Mille...

Randolph Fernandez Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Randolph Fernandez, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, trained with Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. He started his career under Angel Corella at Philadelphia Ballet (formerly known as Pennsylvania Ballet) in 2015...

Alejandro González Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Alejandro González, originally from Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela, trained with Isabel Franklin and Gloriant Herrera at the Gustavo Franklin School, followed by two years training at the Houston Ballet Academy under...

James Klump Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

James Klump, originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, began his training with Sarah Quinn Jones before continuing with Colleen Benoit and the Lake Charles Dance Academy. During his time there...

Kaileah Long Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Kaileah Long trained at Colorado Conservatory of Dance (formerly known as Ballet Nouveau Colorado) in Broomfield, Colorado under the direction of Julia Wilkinson Manley. During her senior year of high school, she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to train with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre...

Gabrielle Mengden Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Gabrielle Mengden trained at the Allegro West Academy of Dance in their hometown of Houston, Texas before training on scholarship at Houston Ballet and later at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School...

Michael Mengden Photo Credit: Hiromi Platt

Michael Mengden began his training at the age of 10 at Allegro West Academy of Dance with Catriona Steel. In 2012 Mengden trained in Moscow at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy under Ilya Kuznestov...

Leah Reiter Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Leah Reiter, originally from Kansas City, Missouri, began her training under Rachel Vickery and Robin Welch in Omaha, Nebraska at the Heartland Youth Ballet from 2010-2013...

Erina Tanaka Photo Credit: Shevaun Wiliams

Erina Tanaka is from Westchester County, New York and trained with Logrea Dance Academy and SLK Ballet. She began her professional career as an aspirant with Eugene Ballet...

Zane Winders Photo Credit: Jana Carson

Zane Winders is from Levelland, Texas, and began his formal training at Ballet Lubbock in 2009. In 2011, he was accepted to the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating he joined Ballet Arizona's Studio Company...