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Cleveland Ballet Announces Company's Roster for the 2021-2022 Season

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Returning dancers include Kevin Baker, Madison Campbell, Katharine Cowan, Erinn Crittenden, Jonas Godwin, Alia Federico, Nashializ Gomez, and more.

Cleveland Ballet Announces Company's Roster for the 2021-2022 Season

Co-Founder and Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe has announced her highly acclaimed and technically trained group of artists to the company's roster for the 2021-2022 season. Albina Ghazaryan, Emmanuel Martirosyan, and Narek Martirosyan join the ballet from the A.S. Armenian Opera and the Ballet National Academic Theater in Yerevan, Armenia. Stark County native, and internationally recognized dancer Zachary Catazaro has signed on to the company from New York City Ballet and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany. Lily Sargent and Canadian dancer Julia Tze have been promoted this season from the School of Cleveland Ballet's Trainee division to Company.

Returning dancers Kevin Baker, Madison Campbell, Katharine Cowan, Erinn Crittenden, Jonas Godwin, Alia Federico, Nashializ Gomez, Brooke Jarm, Kaela Ku, Marla Minadeo, Levian Mondville, Bruno Pahleta, Covington Pearson, Gabrielle Toppetta, and Erin Troost will round out the 28-person company. Cleveland Ballet's founding dancer Lauren Stenroos will continue for the 7th season with the company

Six remaining dancers from abroad signed contracts with Cleveland Ballet pending approval of visa applications upon work entry in the United States.

In addition to the culturally diverse group, Cuban native Eddie Permuy formerly of the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago has been named as the Ballet's Artistic Associate.

Co-Founder and Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe states, "We are looking forward to our 7th season in which artists from 10 different countries will come together as one eloquent, elegant, and extraordinary company of artists. This season will showcase a highly cohesive and developed artistic and technical ballet company. Our mission - to establish in Cleveland a world class ballet company comprised of local, national and international dancers - is becoming a reality! Not a season to be missed!"

Rehearsals began in August at the ballet's studios in Bedford Heights as they prepare tirelessly for the upcoming season. The company will take center stage under the dazzling lights at the

Mimi Theater for Don Quixote October 15th and 16th at 7PM after being unable to perform in-theatre as the resident ballet company of Playhouse Square due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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