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Central Florida Ballet Academy Students: Where are they now?
Now Soloist at the San Francisco BalletSasha de Sola began her pre-professional ballet studies at the Central Florida Ballet Academy in 2000. Studying under the direction of CFB directors: Vasile Petrutiu, Vladimir Bykov, and Heather Sanders-Fryxell. She was featured as Maria (Clara) in the Central Florida Ballet's premiere of The Nutcracker among many featured roles in various productions including Paquita and Carnival to Save the Animals. In 2003, she began studies at the Kirov Ballet Academy in Washington, D.C. on full scholarship and joined the San Francisco Ballet in 2006 as an apprentice at the age of 17. Sasha was awarded the Silver Medal at the World Ballet Competition in 2008 (Professional Category).
Now Corps de Ballet at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Born and raised in Florida, JoAnna Schmidt began training at Central Florida Ballet when she was seven years old. After ten years under the instruction of Vasile Petrutiu, Heather Fryxell, and Vladimir Bykov, she graduated from the Central Florida Ballet Academy in 2010. In the fall of the same year, JoAnna joined the Graduate Program in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School on scholarship. After spending two years as a Grad student, JoAnna is excited to be in her first season as a company member at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She has received additional training from summer programs at Miami City Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy and Jacob's Pillow.
Now Training at the Royal Ballet School in London
Hannah began her pre-professional ballet studies at the Central Florida Ballet Academy in 2008. Studying under the direction of CFB directors, Vasile Petrutiu and Vladimir Bykov, she was featured as Maria (Clara) in the Central Florida Ballet's The Nutcracker and was awarded the Silver Medal at the World Ballet Competition. This Fall Hannah will begin studies under full scholarship at the world's most prestigious school: the Royal Ballet School of London.
Corps de Ballet at the Teatrul de Balet Sibiu in Romania
Arielle began her pre-professional ballet studies at the Central Florida Ballet Academy in 2000. Studying under the direction of CFB directors, Vasile Petrutiu, Vladimir Bykov, and Heather Sanders, she was the only female in the state of Florida to compete at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 2010. Her competitive career also includes Bronze and Silver Medals at the World Ballet Competition.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 January 2013 )