September 24, 2014

Dancers

 Katelyn Somers “Katie” (Soloist) began her dance training in her hometown of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and by age 11 was partaking in annual summer dance intensives around the world. At age 15, she attended Interlochen Arts Academy under scholarship and performed leading roles such as Giselle and the Sugar Plum Fairy. She went on to University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) under scholarship performing in leading roles in works by Anthony Krutzkamp, Victoria Morgan, and Andre Megerdichian. Katelyn simultaneously guested in Ballet Theatre Midwest’s The Nutcracker and Traverse City Dance Project. She danced with the Cincinnati Ballet Second Company during her time at CCM. She performs with Connecticut Ballet and is a soloist with Arch Contemporary Ballet.

Tori Hey (Dancer) from Chester, NJ began her dance training at Ballet Forte, Nancy Turano’s New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, and the French Academie of Ballet, along training privately with Alexandra Wells, Francesca Harper, Linda Kent and Talin Kenar. She has spent her summers training with LINES Contemporary Ballet and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and is currently receiving her BFA in the Ailey/Fordham Program as an Agnes Varis Scholarship recipient and Ailey Artistic Scholarship student. She has performed with Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Joyce as a member of the inaugural Complexions Pre-Professional Program and her repertoire includes works by Dwight Rhoden, Nicholas Villeneuve, Adam Barruch, Maurya Kerr, Milton Meyers, Paul Taylor, Dorrell Martin, Bradley Shelver, and Iyun Harrison. This is Tori’s fourth season with Arch Contemporary Ballet, and was promoted from apprentice to full company March 2017. 

Henry Max McCall (Dancer) hails from St. Louis, MO where he started his training at Center for Contemporary Arts (COCA). At the age of 11 he moved to NYC to train with The Ailey School Junior Division and Manhattan Youth Ballet. He attended secondary school at Walnut HIll School for the Arts and continued on as a Professional Division Student with Pacific Northwest Ballet. He performed in PNB’s repertoire with Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker, and works by Crystal Pite. He has danced with Awaken Dance Theater and Colton Ballet Company of Augusta. McCall is currently studying his BFA at Ailey/Fordham, while dancing as an apprentice with Ailey II and Arch Contemporary Ballet.

Andy Fernandez (Dancer) is a native of Boston, MA and studied at Boston Arts Academy in his younger years. His training extentended into School of American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theater of Harlem, Brookline Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and received a full scholarship for Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). He has worked with Susan Jaffe, Helen Pickett, Ethan Stiefel, Alexei Kremnev, and Goyo Montero. His classical repertoire includes Marius Petipa’s Raymonda, Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering, Nutcracker’s Cavelier, the American debut of Goyo Montero’s work, Alrededor No Hay Nada. He currently dances with Staatstheater Nurnberg and Arch Contemporary Ballet.

Rebecca Walden (Dancer) began her training in classical ballet in her home of Columbia, South Carolina at Pavlovich Dance School and the Southeastern School of Ballet.  She graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and furthered her studies in contemporary dance at Alonzo King’s LINES  Ballet Training Program.  She has danced professionally with Nevada Ballet Theatre, Columbia Classical Ballet, Terra Firma Dance Theatre, Ballet Inc, Yoo and Dancers, and Kay Nishikawa and Artists. She recently graduated from Columbia University’s School of General Studies with a major in Anthropology, and is a certified trainer of the Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® methods.  This is Rebecca’s first season with Arch Contemporary Ballet– she is thrilled to be joining the company.