Hudson Ballet is the professional division of Hudson Ballet Theatre. The company is dedicated supporting the mission statement by producing quality work and performances that are accessible to the local community.
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Sarah Antal grew up in Baltimore, MD where her passion for dancing began when she took her first ballet class at 2 years of age. She began her formal training at the Peabody Preparatory Dance Program, located in the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She continued her pre-professional training at the Baltimore School for Arts and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she performed works by Alvin Ailey, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, Ethan Stiefel, and Mark Morris. Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance and a concentration in Ballet. Sarah and her husband, Ian, took over ownership of City Center Dance in White Plains, NY in 2018 and absolutely love sharing their passion for the arts with so many young students!
Originally from Mississippi, Jarred Bosch received his BFA from Marymount Manhattan College. While at Marymount, he performed the works of Dwight Rhoden, Aszure Barton, Paul Taylor, and Emory LeCrone to name a few. Since graduation, he has performed throughout Europe, Canada, China and the United States. most notably with the Nikolais-Louis Foundation at the Yang Li Ping International Dance Festival in Beijing, China.
Professionally, he has been the rehearsal director for LaneCoArts and worked with other companies such as Jackie Nowicki’s NOW Dance Project, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater, Project 44 and Exit12 Dance Company. He has also spent his summers studying with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Parsons Dance, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Nederlands Dans Theater. This fall, he will begin his first season with Carolyn Dorfman Dance!
A native of Casale Monferrato, Italy, Jacopo began his training at the age of 11 at his hometown school, Ritmo Danza. At age 18 he moved to New York City where he attended The Ailey School on scholarship. He has worked with choreographers such as Marcus Jarrell Willis, Brice Mousset, Ray Mercer, Earl Mosely, Francesca Harper, and artist Nick Cave in The Let Go at the Park Avenue Armory. Jacopo has performed alongside The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for its 60th anniversary season in Memoria at New York City Center and for The Ailey Spirit Gala in the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. After graduating from The Ailey School, he has danced with Complexions Contemporary Ballet for their 2019/20 season and Hudson Ballet Theater.
Jacob started studying ballet at the age of 10 at Studio Maestro, and has also trained with Manhattan Youth Ballet, French Academie of Ballet, and Premiere Division under the tutelage of Francois Perron and Nadege Hottier. He has performed with Exit 12 Dance Company and Hudson Ballet Theatre.
Bethany Kellner began her dance training at the age of two in Buffalo, NY. To further her training, Bethany studied at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in May of 2018 with a BFA in Dance Performance and a Minor in Arts Management. While at Purchase, Bethany had the opportunity to study abroad in Asia at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Bethany has trained with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, BalletX, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, DanceWorks Chicago, and Ballet Hispanico to name a few. She has performed the works of Dexandro Montalvo, Brian Enos, Iratxe Ansa, George Balanchine, David Fernandez, Michelle Thompson Ulercich and Stuart Loungway among others. Bethany currently lives in NYC dancing professionally with Core Dance Contemporary, and Encounters Dance, in addition to Hudson Ballet Theatre. This is Bethany’s third season with Hudson Ballet Theatre.
Born in New Jersey, Debra Bona trained at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio under ABT's Susan Jaffe and Dayton Ballet's Risa Gary Kaplowitz. She attended summer intensives including Julliard, American Ballet Theater and Kaatsbann. She continued her dance training and education at SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Dance, graduating magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance in 2012. While at Purchase, she performed works by prominent choreographers including George Balanchine, Stephen Petronio and Susan Jaffe. She is currently dancing professionally with XAOC Contemporary Ballet, mishiDance, Mook Dance Company, and Exit 12 Dance Company.
Cori Lewis was born and raised in New Orleans. She trained at Lusher Charter School and The New Orleans Ballet Association Center for Dance (NOBA). She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance with a minor in Mathematics/Computer Science from SUNY Purchase College in May. Lewis has had the honor of performing works by choreographers such as José Limón, George Balanchine, Eduardo Vilaro, Ronald K. Brown, Dwight Rhoden, Martha Graham and David Parsons. Lewis performed professionally for children across the greater New York area with BHdos, Ballet Hispánico’s second company, and is currently a freelance artist in New York City dancing in a variety of projects, as well as with Hudson Ballet Theatre.
Kyle Marra (he/him) is a New York City based dancer and actor. Originally from Upstate New York, Kyle received his dance training from the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance. Kyle is a proud alumnus of SUNY New Paltz where he graduated summa cum laude studying History and Theatre Arts. He has been dancing with Hudson Ballet Theatre since 2018. Select acting credits include: Regional: A Chorus Line (Bobby); Nantucket! the Musical (Ens/Dance Captain); Mary Poppins (Valentine). Off-Broadway: Beauty and the Beast (Maurice); Cinderella (Francois/Dance Captain). @kylemarra
Nichola Montt, originally from Boston, MA received her early training under the direction of Marylou Cunningham in Hanover, MA and later at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA. She has also trained with the American Academy of Ballet, Festival Ballet Providence, and in Paris, France with Dance New York International. While in Paris, Nichola studied with teachers from the Paris Opéra Ballet, Stefanie Batten Bland and had the opportunity to perform a piece set by a member of the William Forsyth Company, at the invitation of Kazuko Hirabayashi. While with the Purchase Dance Company, Nichola performed multiple works by Jessica Lang. Ms. Montt graduated from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Arts Management. Upon graduation, she started her professional dance career dancing with XACO Contemporary Ballet in NY before joining Ballet Spartanburg as a company dancer in 2013-2020. Nichola has performed lead roles in The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, An American in Paris, The Sleeping Beauty, The Great Gatsby and The Balcony Pas De Duex from Romeo and Juliet. In September 2016, Nichola and Ballet Spartanburg company member Will Scott had the opportunity to performed Passages, a duet choreographed by Lona Gomez for TedxTryon in North Carolina. Most recently Nichola has been dancing with Hudson Ballet Theater in White Plains, NY.
Sarah Danelle Roberts, born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, began her dance training at the Sharon Davis School of Dance. Roberts performed with The Tallahassee Ballet Company from age nine until 2012. She then moved to New York, where she graduated from The Alvin Ailey Dance School's Certificate program in 2015. She has performed numerous works by choreographers including Matthew Rushing, Ray Merced, Amy Halland, Pedro Ruiz. Roberts was a featured dancer in Deep Love Opera, a Broadway show in the 2015 New York Musical Festival. Roberts danced with Mook Dance Company from 2017-2019. This is Roberts’ 4th season with Hudson Ballet.
Mary Speed is a Connecticut-based dance artist from Jacksonville, Florida. She trained at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and continued her studies at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, where she received her BFA in Dance Performance in 2018. Over the years, Mary performed works by master choreographers such as George Balanchine, Doug Varone, and Kyle Abraham, among others. Post-graduation, Mary has worked as a freelance artist, performing in a variety of work throughout the Tri-state area. Most recently, she has performed at St Mark’s Church, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Lincoln Center Plaza, The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway, and New York Live Arts. Mary is entering her third season with Hudson Ballet Theatre and is looking forward to many more. Alongside her performing career, Mary is a Ballet instructor at Greenwich Dance Studio, and store manager/master pointe shoe fitter at Beam & Barre. She continues to teach, perform, and create work throughout the tri-state area.
Ho-Shia Aaron Thao was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received his bachelors in Human Biology with a focus on Medical Anthropology from Brown University, and began his dance training at Minnesota Dance Theatre while pursuing a degree in medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Aaron continued his dance training throughout New York City, and has danced professionally with Ballet For Young Audiences, Continental Ballet Company, Spark Movement Collective, Ballet Theatre Company and Exit 12 Dance Company. In 2016, he curated Voices Transposed: The Refugee Crisis, a two evening benefit performance showcasing local artists in New York City in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. He was featured in the July 2014 issue of Minnesota Medicine and is a recipient of the Fisch Arts Award.
Ho-Shia Aaron Thao
Caroline Yamada grew up in Portland, Oregon, and trained at The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and The Portland Ballet. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City to attend The Ailey School’s Certificate program and had the opportunity to work with Matthew Rushing, Sylvia Waters, Renee Robinson, and more. After graduating from The Ailey School in 2016, she has professional worked with various choreographers and is most recently dancing with Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company and Lydia Johnson Dance.
Caroline also has a passion for teaching and is a First Steps teacher at The Ailey School’s Creative Movement program and a ballet teacher for the Vanderbilt YMCA. She is also working on obtaining her teaching certificate in the Isadora Duncan technique for children.
Fernanda Yamaguchi is originally from Brazil. She started her professional dance training at The Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil, where she graduated in 2012. With The Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil she performed in Don Quixote, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and the opera Prince Igor. In 2013, Fernanda received a scholarship to The Ailey School, where she studied for three years.
In NYC, Fernanda has performed for The Ailey School, Ballet Theatre Company, Genesis Contemporary Ballet, and for the American Liberty Ballet. She is currently a member of XAOC Contemporary Ballet and AZOTH Dance Theatre.
Tara Youngman was born and raised in New Jersey. Upon completion of high school she furthered her dance training at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, where she graduated Summa Cm Laude, as the Presidential Award Winner for Achievement in Dance. During her time at Purchase, she had the opportunity to perform in works by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Norbert De La Cruz III, Andrea Schermoly, Brian Enos, Michelle Thompson Ullerich, and Stuart Loungway. She has also trained with BalletX, Paul Taylor, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, BodyTraffic, and NorthWest Dance Project, in addition to attending Springboard Danse Montreal in 2018. She has danced with Peridance Contemporary dance Company, BodyTraffic, Wyckoff Collective and Distributed Movement. Tara is thrilled to be in her second season with Hudson Ballet Theatre!