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BALLET, PBT, MODERN TECHNIQUE
Ms Emma Stenger began training at the age of 3 in San Diego, California, under the instruction of Ms Patti Weinberg at Stage Door Dance, in Encinitas, CA. She began training as a Teacher’s Apprentice in 2017, under the tutelage of Jill Gibson. She has since trained as an Instructor in all levels and ages, from 3-18 years. Emma completed her pre-professional training in 2021, after spending 2 seasons in TBC’s Pre-Professional Conservatory training program (Senior Division).
Ms Stenger is currently a Guest Faculty member at The Ballet Company, returning home to teach on her seasonal brekas from her undergraduate studies at Goucher College, where she is working toward her BA in Dance Science. She has extensive experience working with TBC’s Director Ms Jill as a Rehearsal and Production Assistant, and continues to help with production development throughout the season. Emma continues her studies in Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap.
Ms. Emma loves to come home and work with TBC’s students and hopes to return after college to continue as The Ballet Company’s resident Dance Medicine specialist and continue on Faculty as a full-time TBC Dance Instructor and Choreographer.
BALLET, PAS DE DEUX, CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE
Trisha Carter began her training in Maine with Bossov Ballet Theater and continued training abroad under the instruction of Alla Sizova, Dimitri Simkin, Irina Trofimova Golovkina, Natalia Papinashvilli, and Vadim Pisarev, ultimately leading to her acceptance into the Vaganova School in St. Petersburg, Russia. She completed her schooling at the Harid Conservatory and Kirov Academy in the United States before joining Houston Ballet II and later Ballet Florida. She
Trisha has performed with multiple companies and choreographers touring both locally and internationally: Houston Ballet, Ballet Florida, Cuban Classical Ballet, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, Dance Now Miami, and was a founding member with Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami. Her classical repertoire includes soloist roles in Anna Karenina, Cinderella, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Giselle, La Bayadere, La Vivandiere, La Sylphide, Les Sylphides, Nutcracker, Paquita, Peer Gynt, Raymonda, Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Talisman, as well as contemporary works by the likes of Gerald Arpino, Kevin Jenkins, Leonardo Reale, Paolo Mohovic, Tara Lee, Vicente Nebrada, and Yanis Pikeris, among others.
Trisha holds a B.B.A. in International Business & Trade and a B.S. in International Economics, which she uses to develop the performing arts. Her greatest off-stage achievement is founding Miami Dance Hub, the dance alliance organization for South Florida, where she served as Executive Director for three years. When not dancing on stage, Trisha works with her husband, Kevin Jenkins, as his repetiteur and also performs with his company, Ballet Counterpoint.
BALLET, PAS DE DEUX, MENS TECHNIQUE
Laurence Gonzalez began his classical ballet training at the age of 9 in the Elementary Ballet School in La Habana, Cuba. At the age of 18 he graduated as a professional ballet dancer from the School National Ballet of Cuba. He began his professional career at Laura Alonso Ballet in Havana, Cuba where he had the opportunity to dance in large production ballets such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula, Swan Lake, and Le Corsaire, where he danced both Principal and Corps de Ballet roles. He also danced various Pas de Deux including Spartacus, Don Quixote, Diana and Acteon, and White Swan, just to mention a few. He currently resides in San Diego, California, where he dances for California Ballet company, and guests with various local studios and companies in Southern California. Mr. Gonzalez has also performed with the San Diego Opera multiple times, and as a lead dancer in the productions of Maria de Buenos Aires, Carmen, Great Scott. He has traveled worldwide during his professional career, and looks forward to bringing his expansive knowledge of ballet and the performing arts to the students of The Ballet Company.