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What We Do

Innovative & Inspirational Performances

Ballet Pensacola presents three major productions each season: a fall show, The Nutcracker in December, and a spring show. Along with the three 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

Stéphano Candreva

Stéphano Candreva

Artistic Director

Stéphano Candreva is a multifaceted artist whose journey in the world of dance has been defined by passion, dedication and..

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

Executive Assistant

Sara Williamson was born and raised in Pensacola ...

VERONICA RAMIREZ

VERONICA RAMIREZ

Assistant to the Artistic Director

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

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

TIFFANY NICHOLS

TIFFANY NICHOLS

Head Costumer

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

ABIGAIL DUDICH

ABIGAIL DUDICH

Oak Forest, Illinois USA

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

Southfield, Michigan USA

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

Dallas, Texas USA

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

CAREY HODOVANICH

CAREY HODOVANICH

Columbus, Ohio USA

Carey Hodovanich is from Columbus, Ohio and grew up dancing at Dublin Dance Center.

Flavia Morante

Flavia Morante

Lima, Peru

Originally from Lima, Peru, Flavia Morante began her ballet training at the age of 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada

GABRIEL ARANGO

GABRIEL ARANGO

Cali, Colombia

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

Andover, Connecticut USA

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

JUAN ARANGO

JUAN ARANGO

Medellin, Colombia

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...

SAVANNAH CRABTREE

SAVANNAH CRABTREE

Destin, Florida USA

Savannah Crabtree from Destin Florida, grew up dancing and training at the Northwest Florida Ballet..

TREVOR WILLIAMS

TREVOR WILLIAMS

Paducah, KY

Trevor began his dance training at the age of 15 in his hometown of Paducah, KY...

Zion Harris

Zion Harris

Zion is from Boston, Massachusetts, and began dancing at four years old...

Corps de Ballet Artists

Brayley Willits

Brayley Willits

Collierville, Tennessee USA

Brayley Willits is originally from Collierville, TN and began dancing at age 3 in all styles of dance.

Cooper Wright

Cooper Wright

Pensacola, Florida USA

Cooper Wright has been a local to the Pensacola, FL area for 8 years after moving from Virginia in 2016..

Ella Lynn

Ella Lynn

Pleasanton, California USA

Ella Lynn was born in Pleasanton, California, and began dancing at a young age with Valley Dance Theater and Contra Costa Ballet..

Hannah Pidgeon

Hannah Pidgeon

Houston, TX

Hannah is a classical ballet trained dancer for over 19 years...

Piper Martincheck

Piper Martincheck

A native of Southern California, Piper Martincheck started dancing at the age of seven..

SIMEON SAUB

SIMEON SAUB

Omaha, Nebraska USA

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

ACADEMY DANCERS

Student Company Artists

BLAKELY OLAFSEN

BLAKELY OLAFSEN

Senior Company - Tier 1

Chloe Poorman

Chloe Poorman

Senior Company - Tier 1

Ella Thomas

Ella Thomas

Senior Company - Tier 1

Emily Williamson

Emily Williamson

Senior Company - Tier 1 - Graduate

Emma Maeve Fish

Emma Maeve Fish

Senior Company - Tier 1

Jada Mack

Jada Mack

Senior Company - Tier 1

Margaux NOELLE

Margaux NOELLE

Senior Company - Tier 1

Maya Sandfort

Maya Sandfort

Senior Company - Tier 1

Noelle Neil

Noelle Neil

Senior Company - Tier 1 - Graduate

Saige Stokley

Saige Stokley

Senior Company - Tier 1

Taylor Dewitz

Taylor Dewitz

Senior Company - Tier 1

Alyssa Gladu

Alyssa Gladu

Senior Company - Tier 2

Grace McGovern

Grace McGovern

Senior Company - Tier 2

Gracie Peoples

Gracie Peoples

Senior Company - Tier 2

Haylee Ely

Haylee Ely

Senior Company - Tier 2

Hazel Kirkland

Hazel Kirkland

Senior Company - Tier 2

Isabella Hoffman

Isabella Hoffman

Senior Company - Tier 2

Jenna Klug

Jenna Klug

Senior Company - Tier 2 - Graduate

Annabelle Layne

Annabelle Layne

Academy Junior Company

Arianna Johnson

Arianna Johnson

Academy Junior Company

Ella Stachowicz

Ella Stachowicz

Academy Junior Company

Emmalee Bustillo

Emmalee Bustillo

Academy Junior Company

Heidi White

Heidi White

Academy Junior Company

Hunter Claire Zabcik

Hunter Claire Zabcik

Academy Junior Company

Isabella Turner

Isabella Turner

Academy Junior Company

Jenna Hamilton

Jenna Hamilton

Academy Junior Company

Mickie Lorge

Mickie Lorge

Academy Junior Company

Milana Daneva

Milana Daneva

Academy Junior Company

Paige Groeschen

Paige Groeschen

Academy Junior Company

Rosemary Day

Rosemary Day

Academy Junior Company

Savannah Broughton

Savannah Broughton

Academy Junior Company

Shannon Robinson

Shannon Robinson

Academy Junior Company

Stellan White

Stellan White

Academy Junior Company

Zoe Schuck

Zoe Schuck

Academy 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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