Mary Ellie Magsaysay
These students received their formal ballet training with Santa Clarita Ballet Academy under the direction of Corinne Glover and the SCBA staff; Carol Guidry, Danica Primo, and Pamela Sosa. In addition, they have all completed their Advanced Level Royal Academy of Dance Examinations, and are full members of the Academy. They were all members of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company, and enjoyed many years of high level performing experience while with the SCBC.
Dance Company Professionals
Anna trained with the Santa Clarita Ballet, completed the Royal Academy of Dance examinations with Distinction, and received the RAD Solo Seal Award. She attended summer intensives including ABT and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and her teaching experience began under the guidance of the RAD syllabus. Anna went on to earn a BFA in Dance Performance and Minor in Educational Studies from UC Irvine, where she was a member of Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble as well as an ArtsBridge scholar. After continuing her training at LINES Ballet and ODC in San Francisco, she danced professionally with Oakland Ballet Company and Menlowe Ballet, while teaching and choreographing for several bay area schools. From 2012-2020 Anna was a principal dancer with State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara. She was featured in both classical and contemporary works which toured extensively throughout the U.S., China, and Chile. At SSB she has also acted as faculty member, rehearsal director, and repetiteur. Other performing credits include the Hollywood Bowl, the Ellen Degeneres Show and the MTV Video Music Awards. She was also featured in Pointe Magazine and on the cover of Rose Eichenbaum’s Inside the Dancer's Art.
Tawny Gentry Clement
Tawny is a member of Storling Dance Theatre as well as Maxxas Dance Theatre, in Kansas. Previously, she lived in Houston,Texas and was a member of Ad Deum Dance Company and had the opportunity to tour to several places including Los Angeles, Florida, New York, Singapore, and Malaysia. Tawny is currently on the teaching staff at SCBA.
Hannah attended summer programs with American Ballet Theatre in New York and Miami City Ballet. She also attended Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division Program in Seattle, WA. Hannah has been a member of Grand Rapids Ballet (Patricia Barker, Artistic Director), Barak Ballet and the Royal Swedish Ballet. She currently dances with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, joining in 2019.
Emma began her classical training at Santa Clarita Ballet Academy in Southern California. In 2017 she joined Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program. She then moved to Chicago to join the Hubbard Street Professional Program in 2019 under the direction of Alexandra Wells. Emma currently is living in New York City as a freelance contemporary dancer. She has performed works by Crystal Pite, Ryan Mason, Hofesh Shechter, Robyn Mineko Williams, and Rena Butler.
Madeline DeVries grew up in Southern California studying at the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy where she attained her Advanced 2 Certificate. She continued her training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and PNBS Professional Division program on full scholarship, spending summers with the Houston Ballet, The Rock School, PNB, and National Ballet of Canada. DeVries apprenticed with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany in 2012, and in 2013 she danced with the Seattle-based contemporary companies Whim W’Him and Coriolis. DeVries joined Alonzo King Lines Ballet in 2014.
Anatalia trained at SCBA from age 3. She completed her RAD Advanced 2 with Distinction. Anatalia was one of 12 students chosen to study at the Colburn Dance Academy during the 2015-2016 school year under the direction of Jennifer Ringer and Artistic Director Benjamin Millepied.Anatalia. She has attended summer intensives with San Francisco Ballet and the School of American Ballet. She placed 3rd in the Senior Women’s Classical category at YAGP in 2014 and proceeded to compete at the finals in New York, where she received a scholarship to Staatsballett Berlin. Anatalia was the recipient of the Darcy Bussell Bursary Scholarship for the 2015 Genée International Ballet Competition in London, one of 10 students worldwide chosen to receive this award. She was one of 9 female finalists at the competition. Anatalia joined the San Francisco Ballet in 2018 where she is currently contracted, under the direction of Tamara Rojo.
Sidney was born in Los Angeles, CA. She began her training at the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy under the direction of Corinne Glover. Participating in Royal Academy of Dance Exams, she holds her Advanced 2 certificate with distinction. She later graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a BFA in Ballet and a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She then joined Kansas City Ballet as a trainee in 2018 before joining the main company the following season. During her time with KCB, she has performed many different roles including Snow Queen in Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, Emerald Ballerina in Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, and Big Swan in Devon Carney’s Swan Lake. She has also performed in other ballets including Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Adam Hougland’s Carmina Burana, Edward Liang’s Wunderland, George Balanchine’s Serenade, and Michael Pink’s Dracula.
Kate began studying at Santa Clarita Ballet at the age of 4. She holds her RAD Advanced 2 with Distinction. She performed with the SCBC for four years, dancing major roles such as the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty. Kate joined State Street Ballet in 2018.
Dylan went on to join the Pre-Professional Trainee Program at the San Francisco Ballet and was there for three years. He then joined the Washington, DC Ballet in 2009.
Mia trained with the Santa Clarita Ballet from age 5 and holds her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 1 Certificate with Distinction. She performed many memorable roles with SCB, including Marie in The Nutcracker and Tinker Bell in Peter Pan. Mia attended the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago Conservatory program as well two years in their trainee program. Mia is currently beginning her second season as a second company member with Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Alexandria began her training at the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy at age 3, completing all Royal Academy of Dance exams through Advanced 2 with Distinction. In 2016, she was one of ten worldwide recipients of the Darcey Bussell Bursary Scholarship for the Genée International Ballet Competition in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2018. While at UC Berkeley, she also performed with Berkeley Ballet Theater under the direction of Sally Streets and Robin Dekkers, including principal and soloist roles in Paquita, Coppélia, and The Nutcracker. She then joined the City Ballet of San Diego in 2021 as a trainee, following a hiatus from ballet to pursue a career in aerospace engineering. During her time at City Ballet, she has performed in La Bayadère Kingdom of the Shades, Don Quixote, and Elizabeth Wistrich’s The Nutcracker. She will be continuing with City Ballet of San Diego for the 2022-2023 season.
Born and raised in Santa Clarita, California, Danielle Lieberman began her dance training at the age of four with the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy, directed by Corinne Glover, training with Danica Primo, Carol Guidry, and Pamela Sosa. At age 13, she joined the SCB Company where she studied RAD and completed her Advanced 2 certificate with Distinction. Since then, Danielle has graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in ballet, studying under Susan Jaffe and Jared Redick and was a professional trainee with Charlotte Ballet under direction of Hope Muir and Patricia McBride. She then went on to work with Daet Rodriguez and Margit Peguero for two seasons as a company member with The Georgia Ballet. Her performance highlights include the Snow Queen in Ethan Stiefel’s "The Nutcracker", Lise in "La Fille Mal Gardee", Aszure Barton’s "Happy Little Things", and George Balanchine’s "Donizetti Variations". Her love for all aspects of theater (singing, dancing, and acting) opened doors to participate in dance theater projects such as "Heaven", an original production by Moving Poets in which she played the main role of "Maria", and receiving call backs for "A Chorus Line" directed by original cast member, Baayork Lee. She has spent summers training at the Bolshoi Ballet and Juilliard School intensives, and in 2019 was invited to perform at YAGP’s International Dance School Festival at Lincoln Center as part of Ilya Kozadayev’s Dream(s)pace cast. In 2021, she taught at and created original works of choreography for The Georgia Ballet, Dan and Company, and Fleetwood Dance in Atlanta, GA. Danielle is currently a company member with Wonderbound, a contemporary ballet company based in Denver, Colorado, led by Garrett Ammon and Dawn Fay.
Celine Kiner is an alumna of USC Kaufman's inaugural class and has performed works by William Forsythe, Alejandro Cerrudo, d. Sabela grimes, Jiří Kylián, and more. She works as a dance journalist and arts administrator in Los Angeles; currently, you can find her work in digital and print at BroadStage, Nom de Pixel, DIYdancer Magazine, and LA Dance Chronicle.
Dance Industry Professionals
Hannah McNany hails from Valencia, CA, and studied at the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy for 10 years until completing Advanced 2. Studying under Gary Masters at San Jose State, she obtained her BFA in Dance in 2014 while also being awarded Outstanding Graduating Senior in Performance. She has danced with Quicksilver Dance, Axis Dance Co., Peter & Co. (SF), REACH BC Dance Company, and previously worked with Robert Dekkers, LevyDance, Rogelio Lopez, and Project Agora (Kara Davis). Other training includes Los Angeles Ballet and BalletMet. Now living in Manhattan Beach, Hannah is a freelance dance teacher and full-time mum! Hannah holds her CBTS (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) from the RAD.
Amy Boxshall Smith
Amy’s career began after graduating from Loyola Marymount University with a double major in math and dance. She spent a few years dancing for Princess Cruises where she performed various shows such as Steven Schwartz's "Magic to Do" and Liz Imperio's "Colors of the World". Since returning from sea, Amy has performed consistently at Knott’s Berry Farm and worked with a variety of entertainment companies, including LA Follies, Bling Divas, Movin' On Up Productions, and Samba & More Entertainment.
Suzanne Jolie Narbonne is a proud alumna of Santa Clarita Ballet. She completed all her RAD exams including Advanced 2. As a company member she danced principal roles in The Nutcracker, Coppelia (original cast), As the Piano Roles, Midsummer Night’s Dream and originated the title role of Cinderella. Upon graduation she attended UCSB as a Dance and Communications major, while also performing with State Street Ballet. Once relocating to Los Angeles, Suzanne enjoyed a decade long career in the entertainment industry, spanning numerous genres of dance in feature film, television, commercials and live theater as a member of SAG-AFTRA and AGMA. Some career favorites include contracts with the Los Angeles Opera (Eugene Onegin, La Rondine) and the LA Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall (Symphonie Fantastique). She is an award-nominated member (La Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, LA Drama Critic’s Circle awards) of the critically-acclaimed Troubadour Theater Company, where she serves as a choreographer, wig & makeup designer, producer and actor.
Suzanne completed her Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training through Body Arts & Science International (BASI), and is certified in all classical apparatus as well as mat. Suzanne is overjoyed to be back training the next generation of SCB dancers and artists.
University Dance Program and Vocational Students
Julia trained with the Santa Clarita Ballet since she was three and currently holds her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 certificate. She has had the privilege to attend American Ballet Theater’s summer intensive program. Julia is attending the University of South Carolina as a double major in dance and exercise science.
Emily graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Classical Ballet. While there she enjoyed performing original works by prestigious guest artists; Lesley Telford’s One29, and Gabrielle Lamb’s Springload; in addition to new works by faculty members Jay Kim and Melissa Bobick; and a new work by Mathew Neenan, co-founder and resident choreographer of BalletX. She also performed in the first staging of Stephen Petronio’s Middlesexgorge in a university setting. Emily was able to explore the art of choreography and present her work in the Ballet Department’s Student Showcase. Emily will be pursuing her M.F.A. in Dance at UCI.
Jeremiah Bernal is a Pre-Professional Ballet Dancer currently
attending The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory in Torrington, CT. He began his dance career at Santa Clarita Ballet and has been training in ballet for 7 years. After completing his Advanced Foundation certificate at SCB Jeremiah attended the Colburn Dance Academy under the direction of Jennifer Ringer and Artistic Director Benjamin Millepied. In June of 2022 Jeremiah returned to SCB as a guest artist in our production of Cinderella.
Grace Gilroy has trained at Santa Clarita Ballet since she was five years old. She has enjoyed performing in numerous productions, including the annual Nutcracker. Some of her favorite roles were Woodland Nymph in Hansel and Gretel, French Doll and Spanish in the 2020 Nutcracker, and Marie in the 2021 Nutcracker. She performed the Autumn Fairy in SCB’s 2022 production of Cinderella. Grade holds every RAD exam certificate, attaining her Advanced 2 Certificate in Spring of 2022. She is attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to double major in Dance and Communications.
Calista started dancing at 4 years old and began training at Santa Clarita ballet at age thirteen, and attained her RAD Advanced 2 Certificate her Senior year. She has attended various summer programs such as The Rock School, Colorado Ballet, and Cincinnati Ballet's Collegiate Intensive. Calista is currently attending Belhaven University in Jackson, MS, and is double majoring in Dance and Exercise Science. She is so grateful to have had the opportunity to train at Santa Clarita Ballet.
Anna is entering her senior year at the University of California, Irvine. She is obtaining a B.A in Education Sciences and B.F.A in Dance Performance. During her time at UCI, Anna has been introduced to a variety of techniques such as Limon, Horton, Counter Technique, Balanchine, African Diaspora, Matt Mattox, and more. After graduating, she plans to continue her training in both classical and contemporary dance in Europe. Additionally, will become certified to teach abroad with her education degree.