The Dancers

Ashley Baker ARC Dance Company

Ashley Baker

Ashley Baker is from Olympia, WA

ARC Dance Company member: 2022

Professional: Ballet Idaho

Commissioned Choreography: Ballet Idaho

Training: Johansen Olympia Dance Center, Pacific Northwest Ballet School


Madeline Bay

Madeline Bay is from Iowa

ARC Dance Company member: 2015

Professional: Utah Ballet, Ballet Idaho, Salt Lake City Ballet

Education: BFA Performance and Teaching, University of Utah

Training: Illinois Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet, Ballet West, Pittsburgh Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Salt Lake City Ballet, The Jillana School, and Texas Ballet.

Samantha Bell

Samantha Bell is from Orange County, CA

ARC Dance Company member: 2018

Professional: Anaheim Ballet, State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara (SSB), Menlowe Ballet, Western Ballet, and Oakland Ballet

Industry: Commercials, films, MTV Video Music Awards, CW

Education: BA in History, University of California – Santa Barbara

Training: Anaheim Ballet, Boston Ballet, Ballet Austin, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater

Kouadio Davis

Kouadio Davis is from Oneonta, NY

ARC Dance Company member: 2020

Professional: Dance Theatre of Harlem

Awards: Youth America Grand Prix in 2017 and 2018, where he and his partner won second and then first place in the Contemporary Pas de Deux category.

Alice Cao

Alice Cao is from Seattle, WA

ARC Dance Company member: 2013

Professional: Singapore Dance Theatre, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet Memphis, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Convergence Ballet Company, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Oakland Ballet Company.

Education: BS in Computing and Software Systems, University of Washington

Training: Pacific Northwest Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet School of Canada, Ballet Austin, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet.

Sasha Gologorskaya

Sasha Gologorskaya is from Kiev, Ukraine

ARC Dance Company member: 2023

Professional: Eglevsky Ballet, MorDance, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Menlowe Ballet, em(body) dance project, for Norte Maar’s Counterpointe 10, and for choreographer Marika Brussel

Education: BFA in Dance Conservatory of Dance at Suny Purchase

Training: San Francisco Ballet School, Springboard Danse Montreal, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Ethan Schweitzer ARC DANCE COMPANY

Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin

Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin is from Western Massachusetts

ARC Dance Company member: 2015

Professional: Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Idaho

Training: Amherst Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, American Academy of Ballet, Kirov Academy of Ballet, Miami City Ballet School, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, American Ballet Theatre (NYC), Houston Ballet Academy, Boston Ballet School

Graham Gobeille

Graham Gobeille is from Colorado

ARC Dance Company member: 2013

Professional: Ballet West, Ballet Idaho

Training: Canyon Concert Dance Center, Boston Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet

Victoria Jahn

Victoria Jahn is from Freehold, NJ

ARC Dance Company member: 2013

Professional: North Carolina Dance Theatre, Lustig Dance Theatre, Oakland Ballet

Training: Princeton Ballet School

Aaron Loux

Aaron Loux is from Seattle, WA

ARC Dance Company member: 2004, 2008, 2009, 2022, 2023

Professional: Mark Morris Dance Group, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Merce Cunningham Trust, Christopher Williams, Billy Smith Dance, Charlotte Bydwell

Commissioned Choreography: Lincoln Center, Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Education: Julliard B.F.A; Columbia University’s School of General Studies B. A.

Training: Creative Dance Center, Marie Chong, Cornish Prep Program, Julliard

Melissa Ment ARC Dance Company

Melissa Meng

Melissa Meng is from Vestal, NY

ARC Dance Company member: 2022

Professional: Colorado Ballet, Zikr Dance Ensemble, Avant Chamber Ballet

Education: Degree in Ballet Performance and a minor in Psychology, Indiana University

Training: Rafael Grigorian School of Ballet

Hamilton Nieh

Hamilton Nieh is from Redmond, WA

ARC Dance Company member: 2008

Professional: Sacramento Ballet, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Alberta Ballet, Ballet de L’Opéra National du Rhin, Les Grands Ballets

Training: Víctor Ullate Centro de Danza, San Francisco Ballet School

Daniel Ojeda

Daniel Ojeda is from New York City

ARC Dance Company member: 2017

Professional: Ballet Idaho

Commissioned Choreography: Ballet Idaho, ARC Dance

Training: School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet School

Erina Tanaka

Erina Tanaka is from New York

ARC Dance Company member: 2022

Professional: Boulder Ballet, Zikr Dance Ensemble, Westchester Ballet Company, Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, Eugene Ballet

Training: SLK Ballet, English National Ballet School – London, UK, Logrea Dance Academy

Stephanie Rae Williams

Stephanie Rae Williams is from Salt Lake City, UT

ARC Dance Company member: 2017

Professional: Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Francesca Harper Project, Complexions Contemporary Dance Company, Ballet Black, Texas Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble

Special Awards: August 2013 Dance Magazine “On the Rise”, 2006 National Foundation for the Arts Award, 2006 Youth America Grand Prix finalist, 2004 Texas Commission on the Arts Young Master

Training: Dallas Dance Academy, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Springboard Danse Montreal, The Juilliard School, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Houston Ballet Academy