Get To Know The Company

What We Do

Innovative & Inspirational Performances

Ballet Pensacola presents four major productions each season: a fall show, The Nutcracker in December, a winter show, and a spring show. Along with the four major productions, Ballet Pensacola gets involved with the community by performing in schools, area festivals, and special events.

World Class Training

The Ballet Pensacola Academy consists of a Pre-Primary Division and a Training Division. The Pre-Primary Division is for students ages 3-6 and the Training Division is for students ages 7-18. Students are taught though their most crucial years to be creative, disciplined, and technical dancers. Valuable teachings such as theory, steps, terminology, lessons, and combinations are placed into a student's training at the appropriate time of their growth as dancers. This careful balance and progression of skill is designed to advance students forward at a quality level and prepare dancers for life in the ballet world while also creating valuable life skills that students take with them beyond their training.

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Who We Are

Our Team

DARREN McINTYRE

DARREN McINTYRE

Artistic Director

Mr. McIntyre has toured extensively throughout the United States, Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe, Mexico and South America, performing...

DEBI JANEA

DEBI JANEA

Academy Director

Debi Janea was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She spent her earliest years in London, England and moved to Pensacola when she was..

SARA WILLIAMSON

SARA WILLIAMSON

Office Manager

Sara Williamson was born and raised in Pensacola ...

DOMINIC KRIPPES

DOMINIC KRIPPES

Production & Technical Manager

Dominic Krippes has an extensive background in performance and production. His current commitments include technical direction for the Pensa

SARAH SETTA

SARAH SETTA

Stage Manager

Sarah Setta has been involved in technical theatre for over 20 years. Beginning in high school, she worked a number of productions. She sa

TIFFANY NICHOLS

TIFFANY NICHOLS

Costume & Wardrobe Supervisor

Tiffany Nichols is a self-taught seamstress originally from central Connecticut. With a degree in communications, she began making costumes

JORDAN WIGGINS

JORDAN WIGGINS

Lighting Designer

Jordan Wiggins is lighting and video designer based out of New York City. Recent works include lighting design for Ballet Pensacola’s Wizard

Travis S. Roth, M.D.

Travis S. Roth, M.D.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Consultant

Travis S. Roth, M.D. - Orthopedic Sports Medicine Consultant

MATT McGRAW

MATT McGRAW

Certified Athletic Trainer

Matt McGraw, M.S., ATC, PES, CES - Certified Athletic Trainer

KATHLEEN McGRAW

KATHLEEN McGRAW

Certified Athletic Trainer

Kathleen Martin McGraw, M.S., ATC - Certified Athletic Trainer

PROFESSIONAL DANCERS

Leading Artists

FELIPE ZAPIOLA

FELIPE ZAPIOLA

Principal Dancer

Felipe Moises Zapiola was born in Salta Capital, Argentina. He started dancing when he was 11 years old at the Numen Foundation, under...

GABRIEL ARANGO

GABRIEL ARANGO

Principal Dancer

Gabriel Jaime Posada Arango was born in Cali, Colombia, where he began his training with InColBallet, The National Ballet of Colombia...

HANNAH HOLTSCLAW

HANNAH HOLTSCLAW

Principal Dancer

Hannah Holtsclaw is from Andover, Connecticut where she began training at Connecticut Concert Ballet. Holtsclaw is entering her fifth...

JUAN ARANGO

JUAN ARANGO

Principal Dancer

Juan Arango was born in Medellin, Colombia where he first started his ballet training at the age of 8 years old at Andrea Wolff Ballet...

VERONICA RAMIREZ

VERONICA RAMIREZ

Principal Dancer

Veronica Ramirez was born in Cali, Colombia where she began dancing at the age of 10 at the Colombian Institute for Classical Ballet...

Daniel Benavides

Daniel Benavides

Principal Dancer

Daniel Benavides grew up dancing Ballet Folkloric, Mexican folk dance, up to his senior year in high school. At the time seventeen, Benavide

CAREY HODOVANICH

CAREY HODOVANICH

Soloist Dancer

Carey Hodovanich is from Columbus, Ohio and began dancing with Dublin Dance Center at the age of three. She pursued higher education at...

GIANMARCO MOSCHINO

GIANMARCO MOSCHINO

Soloist Dancer

Gianmarco Moschino was born in L'aquila, Italy in 2003, and commenced his dance training at the age of six with L’etoile Dance School...

MICHEL MARTÍNEZ

MICHEL MARTÍNEZ

Soloist Dancer

Michel studied at the Mexican Academy of Dance of the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City when he was only nine years old...

SAVANNAH CRABTREE

SAVANNAH CRABTREE

Soloist Dancer

Savannah Crabtree from Destin Florida, grew up dancing and training at the Northwest Florida Ballet for 10 years, and graduated from their..

WILLIAM DAVID BRANDON

WILLIAM DAVID BRANDON

Soloist Dancer

William David Brandon is a 26 year old choreographer, dancer, teacher, and DJ/Producer. William began his pre professional training in 2011

Corps de Ballet Artists

ABIGAIL DUDICH

ABIGAIL DUDICH

Corps de Ballet

Abigail Dudich is from Oak Forest, IL, where she began dancing at the age of 4. She received much of her formal ballet training at A&A...

AMANDA EVE CARRICK

AMANDA EVE CARRICK

Corps de Ballet

Amanda Eve is originally from Southfield, Michigan trained in the Cecchetti method of ballet and Horton, Dunham, and Graham techniques of...

AUDREY KING

AUDREY KING

Corps de Ballet

Audrey King began her classical training at Ballet Academy of Texas under the direction of Lisa Slagle, Allan Kinzie and Thom Clower...

CASSIDY RANSOM

CASSIDY RANSOM

Corps de Ballet

Cassidy Ransom began dancing at the age of 3 at Georgia Academy of Dance. At 12 she became part of Georgia Dance Theatre’s Apprentice...

ELIZABETH NICHOLS

ELIZABETH NICHOLS

Corps de Ballet

Elizabeth Nichols is originally from Enfield, Connecticut. She began her dance training with Connecticut Concert Ballet at the age of 3. Whe

EMMA EVERTS

EMMA EVERTS

Corps de Ballet

Emma grew up in Los Alamitos, California and started dancing at 3 years old at Orange County Dance Center. She attended summer programs at J

HANNAH WIEDLE

HANNAH WIEDLE

Corps de Ballet

Hannah Wiedle began dancing when she was four years old in Orlando, Florida. She started her classical ballet training under Irina Depler...

OLIVIA BEVILACQUA

OLIVIA BEVILACQUA

Corps de Ballet

Olivia previously attended the Graduate Program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She received her formal dance training in Rochester, NY at the

SIMEON SAUB

SIMEON SAUB

Corps de Ballet

Simeon Saub began her ballet training when she was fourteen at Mary Lorraine's Dance Center, and finished her training at the Omaha Academy

AVA KESLER

AVA KESLER

Apprentice

Ava Kesler - Apprentice

HALEY BOBE

HALEY BOBE

Apprentice

Haley Bobe - Apprentice

ACADEMY DANCERS

Student Company Artists

Chloe Poorman

Chloe Poorman

Trainee

Chloe Poorman - Trainee

Maeve Fish

Maeve Fish

Trainee

Maeve Fish - Trainee

Maya Sandfort

Maya Sandfort

Trainee

Maya Sandfort - Trainee

Saige Stokley

Saige Stokley

Trainee

Saige Stokley - Trainee

Adeline Parrish

Adeline Parrish

Senior Company

Adeline Parrish - Senior Company

Allison Choi

Allison Choi

Senior Company

Allison Choi - Senior Company

Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas

Senior Company

Elizabeth Thomas - Senior Company

Emily Williamson

Emily Williamson

Senior Company

Emily Williamson - Senior Company

Emma Touchstone

Emma Touchstone

Senior Company

Emma Touchstone - Senior Company

Grace McGovern

Grace McGovern

Senior Company

Grace McGovern - Senior Company

Haylee Ely

Haylee Ely

Senior Company

Haylee Ely - Senior Company

Hazel Kirkland

Hazel Kirkland

Senior Company

Hazel Kirkland - Senior Company

Isabel Kirchberg-Voskuil

Isabel Kirchberg-Voskuil

Senior Company

Isabel Kirchberg-Voskuil - Senior Company

Jada Mack

Jada Mack

Senior Company

Jada Mack - Senior Company

Jenna Klug

Jenna Klug

Senior Company

Jenna Klug - Senior Company

Lily Rose Nichols

Lily Rose Nichols

Senior Company

Lily Rose Nichols - Senior Company

Lucy Orr

Lucy Orr

Senior Company

Lucy Orr - Senior Company

Margaux Alexander

Margaux Alexander

Senior Company

Margaux Alexander - Senior Company

Natalie Stinson

Natalie Stinson

Senior Company

Natalie Stinson - Senior Company

Noelle Session

Noelle Session

Senior Company

Noelle Session - Senior Company

Taylor Dewitz

Taylor Dewitz

Senior Company

Taylor Dewitz - Senior Company

Annabelle Layne

Annabelle Layne

Junior Company

Annabelle Layne - Junior Company

Arianna Johnson

Arianna Johnson

Junior Company

Arianna Johnson - Junior Company

Cecelia Prevost

Cecelia Prevost

Junior Company

Cecelia Prevost - Junior Company

Ella Stachowicz

Ella Stachowicz

Junior Company

Ella Stachowicz - Junior Company

Emmalee Bustillo

Emmalee Bustillo

Junior Company

Emmalee Bustillo - Junior Company

Hunter Claire Zabcik

Hunter Claire Zabcik

Junior Company

Hunter Claire Zabcik - Junior Company

Isabella Hoffman

Isabella Hoffman

Junior Company

Isabella Hoffman - Junior Company

Mickie Lorge

Mickie Lorge

Junior Company

Mickie Lorge - Junior Company

Milana Daneva

Milana Daneva

Junior Company

Milana Daneva - Junior Company

Paige Groeschen

Paige Groeschen

Junior Company

Paige Groeschen - Junior Company

Rosemary Day

Rosemary Day

Junior Company

Rosemary Day - Junior Company

Savannah Broughton

Savannah Broughton

Junior Company

Savannah Broughton - Junior Company

Shannon Robinson

Shannon Robinson

Junior Company

Shannon Robinson - Junior Company

Zoe Schuck

Zoe Schuck

Junior Company

Zoe Schuck - Junior Company

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Company Auditions

Enhancing the cultural life of our community through excellent dance training and quality dance performances

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