Ballet Pensacola

Artists

Principal Dancers

Hannah Holtsclaw
Hannah Holtsclaw is from Andover, Connecticut, where she began ballet training at Connecticut Concert Ballet. Holtsclaw is beginning her third season as a principal dancer with Ballet Pensacola, where she has performed the roles of Dream Clara, Cinderella, and Paquita. Holtsclaw graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) earning a B.F.A. degree in Dance in December 2019. During her on campus studies, Holtsclaw was selected to work with three guest choreographers, performed the principal role of Nikiya in La Bayadere, and choreographed and staged two original pieces for the CCM Concert Orchestra, and Student Choreographer’s Showcase. Holtsclaw continued to choreograph off campus and was conferred the 2019 Choreography Connection Award by Regional Dance America (RDA) for her original work staged at the 2019 National Choreography Intensive and is currently choreographing a new original work for Collin Ballet Company.  Prior to attending CCM, she was a resident student of Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute, where she studied the Vaganova method and performed principal roles in Don Quixote, Giselle, The Ugly Duckling and The Nutcracker. 

Marsalis Rene AnderSon-Clausell
Marsalis Rene AnderSon-Clausell was raised in Roswell, Georgia.  He trained in classical ballet at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre (MBT) under the tutelage of Prima Ballerina Maniya Barredo. During his 10 seasons with MBT, he attended Orlando Ballet, Nashville Ballet, National Choreography Summer Intensives. In addition, Marsalis performed in and enjoyed time with Robert Barnett, Oliver Munoz, and the late John Magnus in original choreography for SERBA. With Ballet Pensacola, Marsalis had the privilege of performing Snow Pas; it was a dream come true. Marsalis is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at the University of West Florida. This is his fourth season with Ballet Pensacola. Marsalis' second season as a Principal Dancer.

Veronica Ramirez Casanova

Veronica Ramirez was born in Cali, Colombia where she began dancing at the age of 10 at the Colombian Institute for Classical Ballet (INCOLBALLET). In 2007 she graduated as a professional ballet dancer and initiated her career at the Compañía Colombiana de Ballet where she danced for 10 years. During this time she has danced principal roles in Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Paquita, Carmina Burana, and many others. Ms. Ramirez has also danced modern and contemporary ballets with renowned choreographers such as Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Jorge Amarante. Ms. Ramirez has done international tours in Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Honduras. In 2017 she started working at the Compañía Colombiana de Danza Contemporánea as a ballet teacher. In 2018 she moved to Orlando, Florida where she joined Emotions Dance Company for two seasons. This is Veronica’s first season in Pensacola ballet as a soloist dancer.

Soloists

Madelynn Hampton
Madelynn Hampton was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she started her ballet training at Jefferson Ballet Theatre and studied privately with Kimberly Matulich-Beck. During her time there, she performed principal roles in Midsummer Night's Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Coppelia, Raymonda, and the Snow Queen. Ms. Hampton attended multiple summer intensives across the country, such as American Ballet Theatre, International Ballet Competition, Ballet Austin, Orlando Ballet, Kaatsbaan Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and most recently Dance Theatre of Harlem on scholarship. Upon graduation, she joined Colorado Ballet as a trainee and performed in many ballets, such as Swan Lake, Twyla Tharp's Moving Out, Paquita, and Les Patineurs. Madelynn also competed in the Youth American Grand Prix with Colorado Ballet, performing in the NYC finals and gala. She continued on to dance professionally with Alabama Ballet, where she performed Balanchine works and other ballets. Madelynn is also a certified Pilates instructor and is currently studying Kinesiology with a focus on exercise science. 

Liz McGovern
Liz McGovern hails from her native town of Columbus, OH. Training in classical ballet at Dublin Dance Centre from the age of 5, she studied under Martine Clark and Jaime Kotra-Wilson. During her time there, she attended summer intensives such as Cincinnati Ballet, Columbus City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and BalletMet. After graduating high school, she was accepted to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, graduating in May 2020 summa cum laude with a BFA in Ballet. While there, she performed as the soloist in Roger Van Fleteren's unRAVELed, the ensemble in Jose Limon's A Choreographic Offering, the Principle Couple in Michael Tevlin's Bridges, and the Orange Variation in Gerald Arpino's Birthday Variations. During her senior year, she accepted a position as a trainee with Charlottesville Ballet, and finished her degree online. This is Ms. McGovern' inaugural season with Ballet Pensacola.

 

 

Ensemble

  • Haley Bobe
  • Estelle Bryant
  • Lilah Hodge 
  • Lucy Anne Orr
  • Elizabeth Nichols
  • Lily-Rose Nichols 
  • Emily Williamson

Apprentices

  • Emma Auerbach
  • Maeve Fish
  • Jada Mack
  • Anna Miller
  • Anna Phillips

Youth Ensemble

  • Margaux Alexander 
  • Briella Barcellona
  • Sadie Belliveau
  • Taylor Dewitz
  • Haylee Ely 
  • Isabella Hoffman
  • Isabel Kirchberg-Voskuil
  • Mickie Lorge
  • Adeline Parrish
  • Chloe Poorman
  • Maya Sandfort
  • Natalie Stinson
  • Saige Stokley
  • Elizabeth Thomas
  • Emma Touchstone

400 S. Jefferson St.
Pensacola, FL 32502