Natalie Mumford - is an eighth grader at Chehalis Middle School. She began dancing with Centralia Ballet in 2014, at age eight, when she started with a simple ballet class. Natalie soon began experimenting with other dance genres, such as contemporary and tap, and fell in love with those as well. Her other hobbies include theater, photography, and playing musical instruments. She hopes to be able to pursue a professional career in dance, and eventually teach others as well.
Aris Brown - graduated from W.F. West High School. She received her dance training at Allen Creek Dance and supplemented additional training through intensives throughout Washington and Oregon. Her favorite role was the Canary Fairy in "The Sleeping Beauty." Aris plans on teaching and spreading the love of dance to areas where it may not be available. Outside of dance, she enjoys painting, gardening, and her six cats.
Laurel Cochran - from Olympia, WA, Grade 12 from South Sound High School. Trained at Johansen's Olympia Dance Center and Centralia Ballet Academy. In addition to dance, she likes to show her dogs. Her future goals include opening her own dance studio.
Jenova Williams - is 15 and is from Olympia,Wa. She attends Tacoma School Of The Arts as a sophomore. She has been dancing for 6 years and has received training at Johansens Olympia Dance Center and Centralia Ballet Academy. She has furthered her training at Oregon Ballet Theatre and Texas Ballet Theater summer intensives. One of Jenova’s favorite roles was Snow Queen with Ballet Theatre of Washington, although she has loved every role she has danced.
Jordan Larson (apprentice) is 13 and currently in the 8th grade at Chehalis Middle School. Jordan has been dancing for eight years, training at Southwest Washington Dance Center and Centralia Ballet Academy. Her favorite role was the part of Clara in Ballet Theatre of Washington's "The Nutcracker." Her dream role is that of the Rat King in "The Nutcracker." Jordan also enjoys reading, writing, baking, and choreographing to her favorite songs.
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Tess McMurry - lives in Centralia WA and attends the Centralia Middle School as a 7th grader. She has trained in ballet for six years and tap for four years. Tess's favorite role was in the Arabian dance in Ballet Theatre of Washington's "The Nutcracker."
Caitlyn Rose - is from Centralia WA and is currently in 9th grade at Centralia Christian School. She danced at Southwest Washington Dance Center for 6-1/2 years, training in rhythmic gymnastics, lyrical, modern and ballet. Currently, she is training at Centralia Ballet Academy. Her favorite dance genre is contemporary/lyrical. Her other hobbies include singing and playing the guitar.
Lilly Bradley - Bio to Come
Ballet Theatre of Washington's 2019 - 2020 Company Dancers
Marius Williams - (aka "Junior") is from Olympia WA and is in the 8th grade at Aspire Middle School for the Arts. Marius has been dancing since he was 10 years old and has enjoyed all of his roles in the productions of which he has had a part.
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Lydia Smith (apprentice) - is 11 years old and in 6th grade at Chehalis Middle School. She has been dancing for seven years; this is her second year training at Centralia Ballet Academy. Her two favorite hobbies are dancing and singing. She is considering becoming a dance teacher when she is older.
Jaysten Barada - Bio to Come
Trinity Coady - is from Centralia WA. She is a senior at Centralia High School and a running start student at Centralia Community College. She has taken ballet for six years at Centralia Ballet Academy. Trinity has had an interest in the arts throughout her life and sees taking ballet as a part of her journey. She believes ballet training has made her grow as a person.