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Kathleen Bollana was born in Utica, NY. She began dancing when she was 3 years old at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, studying ballet, modern, jazz and tap. She then continued on to SUNY Purchase, as a student in the Conservatory of Dance. She graduated magna cum laude May of 2015 with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Arts Management. Kathleen attended many summer intensives as a student and resident assistant, such as Nutmeg Conservatory of the Arts, North West Dance Project, NYSSSA Ballet and Modern, North Carolina Dance Theater, and Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive. While at Purchase, Kathleen was sent to Taipei, Taiwan to perform Stephen Petronio’s Lareigne at the Taipei Dance Festival, along with studying a semester abroad in Rotterdam, Netherlands at Codarts Rotterdam. She has performed many ballet and modern works, along with many choreographed by Merce Cunningham and Robert Battle. Kathleen has worked with many choreographers, Kirk Peterson, Oliver Wecxsteen, Alexandre Proia, Rosalind Newman, Ori Flomin, along with many more over the years. She is currently professionally performing with Exit 12, CoreDance and XAOC Contemporary Ballet.
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!
As an educator and choreographer, Bosch currently teaches at Peridance Capezio Center, Physique 57, and has taught for company class for Broadway Donations and other studios and companies classes in the United States. Alongside receiving top honors at various competitions, Bosch’s choreography has also been presented at the Pushing Progress Showcase Series, WaxWorks, Dixon Place and the most recently The Young Choreographers Festival. This Spring, he will be creating a evening length work commissions by ITEArts. For more information, please follow him on Instagram @jarrebosch and @joltdanceproject
Pennsylvania native, Katie Eshbach, received her pre-professional training at Pennsylvania Regional Ballet. Katie then went on to receive her BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase College. While at Purchase, Katie performed works by renowned choreographers including George Blanchine, Merce Cunningham and Jessica Lang. Since her graduation, Katie has been dancing professionally in New York City. In addition to dancing with Hudson Ballet Theater, Katie is also a company member with mishiDance and XAOC Contemporary Ballet. When she’s not dancing, Katie works as a personal and group fitness trainer. Katie has taught dance and fitness across New York and in Australia. She is thrilled to be a part of 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 New York Dance.
Bethany Kellner began her dance training at the age of two at a local competition studio and a classical ballet school in Buffalo, NY. To further her training, Kellner 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 and a Minor in Arts Management. In addition, Kellner 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 George Balanchine, Dexandro Montalvo, Brian Enos, Iratxe Ansa, and Michelle Thompson Ulercich among others. Kellner is very excited for the opportunity to perform in Hudson Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker.
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.
Kyle Marra is a performer based in the Bronx, NY and is thrilled to be joining Hudson Ballet Theatre in this production of The Nutcracker. Originally from Clifton Park, NY, Kyle received his dance training at the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance and has performed with numerous theatre and dance companies all around New York State. He is a proud alumnus of SUNY New Paltz where he studied History and Theatre Arts. Select credits: DIY Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince/Multicultural Sonic Evolution); Cinderella (Francois/Player’s Theatre); Parade (Leo Frank/SUNY New Paltz); Cinderella (Cavalier/Hudson Ballet Theatre); Mary Poppins (Valentine/Potsdam Music Theatre).
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 and is currently dancing with Mook Dance Company.
Delaney Shorb grew up in York, Pennsylvania and began her dance training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She danced with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet for ten years where she had the opportunity to perform many of George Balanchine’s works including The Nutcracker, Serenade, and Stars and Stripes in addition to other original works of guest choreographers. After graduating high school, Delaney continued her dance training and education at Point Park University on scholarship where she received a bachelor’s degree in dance with a concentration in ballet.
Delaney spent a year dancing professionally with Ballet Austin, as a fellowship dancer, where she performed in Stephen Mills’ production of The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and as well as many fellowship performances for the community. Delaney then went on to dance for Ballet Evolution of Charleston as a company member for three seasons. She has also worked as a guest artist for Lake Erie Ballet and Baltimore Ballet. Delaney has attended summer intensives on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Ballet Austin and Charlotte Ballet.. Delaney is currently a full time graduate student at New York University studying dance education.
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.