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Twin Cities Ballet

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2021-2022 Company Members

Natalie Rossi

A Georgia native, Natalie has been dancing with TCB since 2014, after previously dancing as a guest artist. Natalie trained in the pre-professional program at International City School of Ballet, and was a trainee with the Richmond Ballet. She has won bronze and silver medals at the Youth America Grand Prix. Natalie has also danced with the Montgomery Ballet and Charleston Ballet Theatre. With TCB Natalie has danced many lead roles including Swanilda in Coppélia Nouveau, Cinderella in Cinderella 1944: A Love Story, Beauty in Beauty & The Beast, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Arabian Lead in A Minnesota Nutcracker, and Lucy in Narnia: The Ballet.

Marissa Debenedictis

Marissa has been dancing with TCB since 2015; a Chicago native, she has also danced with Chicago Repertory Ballet, Thodos Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Atlanta Ballet. With TCB Marissa has danced many lead roles including Snow Queen and Flower Queen in A Minnesota Nutcracker, the bravura Pas de Deux Flames of Paris, the Diva in the world premiere of Coppélia Nouveau, featured roles in the ballets RED and Classicana, the Spirit of the Rose in Beauty & The Beast, the Mother in The Wall: A Rock Ballet, and the White Witch in in TCB’s original Narnia: The Ballet.

Micah Chermak

Micah has been dancing with TBC since 2017,  and previously danced a season here in 2013-14. With TCB he has danced the lead roles of Nutcracker in A Minnesota Nutcracker, the Doctor in The Wall: A Rock Ballet, Moonlight Sonata Pas de Deux from Classicana, and both Mr. Tumnus and Mr. Beaver in TCB’s original Narnia: The Ballet. He has also danced with PDX Contemporary Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theater, Milwaukee Ballet, and the Portland Opera. Micah has a MFA from the University of Arizona School of Dance and a BFA in Ballet and BA in Liberal Studies from Friends University in Wichita KS. He is married to fellow TCB dancer Yellie Chermak.

Michelle Ludwig

Michelle has danced with TCB since 2020, returning after previously dancing a season here in 2013–14. She has danced several featured roles with TCB, including Glinda in The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet, Arabian Lead and Snow Queen in A Minnesota Nutcracker, and the role of Beauty in TCB’s original Beauty & The Beast. Michelle has also danced locally with St. Paul Ballet and Ballet Co. Laboratory, and worked with a variety of contemporary choreographers including Joseph Morrissey and Diane Coburn Bruning. Michelle graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas with B.A.s in K-12 education and Spanish, as well as a dance minor from Macalester College.

Tyler Piwowarczyk

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Garland Borowski

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Company Apprentices

Eden Heille

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Karina Collins

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Company Trainees

Maria LoPresto

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