September 24, 2014

Dancers

Gabrielle Girard (Birmingham, MI) has trained in pre-professional programs with Ellison Ballet, Alonzo King LINES, Forrest Academy of Ballet New York,
The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. She has performed at Lincoln Center for YAGP’s “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala and the Museum of Contemporary Art for the Joffrey Ballet Academy of Dance in Chicago. 

Tori Hey (Chester, NJ) is a seasoned Arch Ballet dancer, rising from apprentice to soloist since 2014. She holds a BFA in Dance from Fordham University Ailey School. Her performances with Arch Ballet have taken her to Lincoln Center, Abrons Art Center Playhouse, Sheen Center, The Davenport Theatre, and more. She currently tours with Ballets with a Twist and formerly danced with American Swiss Ballet. She has graced stages such as The Joyce and Park Avenue Armory, and was a movement artist in Bessie Award nominated Nick Cave’s “The Let Go”. She has trained under Alexandra Wells, Ernesta Corvino, Linda Kent, Francesca Harper, and Talin Kenar, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and the Complexions Pre-Professional Program. She is an ABT certified instructor, Arch Ballet Technique instructor, and teaches Sheena Annalise’s repertoire throughout the country. 

Ari Mayzick (New York) began his professional dance training at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance at age of 11 on full scholarship. At 12, he was awarded scholarships to Joffrey Ballet School and SAB. When Ari turned 14, he was invited to dance with the Pearl Lang Dance Theater and shortly afterwards, the Martha Graham Dance Ensemble. Ari has also danced with (just to name a few), Rioult, Scapino Ballet (Holland),  DanceWorks (Holland), Washington Opera as a “Guest Soloist Artist,” Metropolitan Opera, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, “Principal” with Les Ballets Grandiva, “Principal” Dancer with Buglisi Dance Theater, Dance Iquail (where he is also Rehearsal Director) and currently a “Guest Soloist” with the Martha Graham Dance Company where he has danced Principal Roles. Ari is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award of Excellence in Dance; is currently on faculty teaching at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, has taught master classes and workshops here in the states at universities such as NYU, UNLV, BYU, Syracuse University, and Virginia Commonwealth Community College amongst others, dance schools, and internationally in Europe. He is also a Regisseur of Martha Graham works, and is Artistic Director of ARIM Dance, a Modern/Neo-Classical/Contemporary dance company he’s founded where he is the sole choreographer. His work has been staged on and performed by students of Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Universities, and Dance Schools. He would like to thank his mom for her love and support throughout the years.

Aoi Ohno (Kanazawa, Japan) is a veteran Arch Ballet dancer since 2015. She also dances with Jon Lehrer Dance Company, Ballet Nepantla, and guests for Brooklyn Ballet. She has previously danced for Albano Ballet, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Impact Movement Collective and RAKUDO (Japan). She is a graduate of The Ailey School and Tokyo Visual Arts vocational school. Her performances with Arch Ballet have taken her to Lincoln Center, Abrons Art Center Playhouse, Sheen Center, The Davenport Theatre, and more.

Nathan Rommel (Kansas City) joined Arch Ballet in 2019. He is a graduate of Hope College, has performed as a soloist in Chicago Repertory Ballet’s production of Macbeth by Wade Schaaf. He has also worked with Odyssey Dance Theater and Jon Lehrer Dance Company. The choreographers he has worked with include Ray Mercer and Peter Chu.