Performances include 2011 Aegina Variation Sparticus, 2010 Lilac Fairy,
Where the Wild Things Are, Michael Jackson Tribute, 2009 Snow Wbite,
Excerpts from Les Sylphides, Tango, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, a
Variation from Raymonda, Be Our Guest, Enigma, and Santana. The June 2007
National PTA Convention, Black Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake at
Shrewsbury Community Center 2006. Selection from Paquita, Leslianna,
Carribbean Blue, Mas Que Nada, Reflection & Dreams, Spring Performance
2006. St. Louis Dance Festival Showcase 2006 -2008 Leslianna III and
National Dance Week at Union Station 2005- 2007.
Serenade,Crazy in Love, Far and Away, Time For Us, excerpt from Pas de
Quatre, Gershwin's Rhapsody Hearts & Flowers 2005- 2008, Leslianna part II,
Carlotta Grisi Pas De Quatre, Tillie's Smile, They Dance Alone, Santana
Supernatural. Sugar Plum Fairy, Parent, Dew Drop, Marzipan, Chinese,
Flower, Mouse King, Maid, Cousin from The Nutcracker for Children 2004-
2007. Odalisque Variation from Le Corsaire, Trust, Toxic, A Whole New
World from Spring Concert 2005 Friend Coppelia Where is the Love Spring
Concert 2004. Gamzetti Variation La Bayadere Open House 2007. Smokey
Robinson Trio Edison St. Louis Dance Festival Showcase 2009.
Haley started her dance training with Caston's Ballet Academie in the Fall of
2003. After her 8 week program with the Joffrey Summer Workshop 2008,
she was invited to attend their Year Program, but decided to finish out her
Senior year in St. Louis and 4 years with Caston Chamber Ballet Company!
Summer 2009 with Boston Ballet Summer Workshop. She is currently a
Sophomore on Scholarship at UMKC as a Dance Major. Haley returned to St.
Louis in December to perform Sugar Plum Fairy & Dew Drop in CCB's
Nutcracker 2009. Performed in KCB's Nutcracker 2010.
in the corps as
well as soloist
well as creative
English Teacher at St. Joseph Highschool new to St. Louis originally
from California. Jocelyn danced at Carousel Dance Studio in West
Hills, CA from 1992-2001 under the direction of Karen Willis and the
wonderful Carousel teachers. She was with the studio as its annual
performance grew and moved from a high school auditorium to the
Fred Kavli Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks. In 2000 she
danced with Carousel Dance Company and the Dance Center in
"Dance is Life" at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
Jocelyn went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame in
2005 and again in 2007 with a Masters degree in Education through
ND's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Program. After a couple
of years without so much as a barre to plié at, Jocelyn is very excited
to continue her third year with the company....and is a new Mommy
to new baby Annie in Spring 2010.
Performances include: Evil Queen Snow White, Pointe Tango, Hands
and Feet Spring Concert 2009, Queen of MardiGras Flowers, Waltz
Soloist and Corps Les Sylphides, Smokey Robinson Trio Soloist
Hearts & Flowers 2009 Spanish, Snow Soloist, Soldier Doll, Flower,
Lead Marzipan, Parent Nutcracker 2008
Grace works for BJC, has her Masters from Washington
University, and married to Greg Cuddihee and Stepdaughter
Kendyll - who attends Caston's Ballet Academie. She started with
Caston Ballet Academie in 2006, January 2007 Caston Chamber
Ballet. This will be her fourth year with the company.
Congratulations New Mommy & Baby Girl Isis November 4th
2009 and Step Mom to Kendyl.
Performances include The June 2007 National PTA Convention,
Tarentella La Boutique Fantastique Have Faith In Your Dreams,
Leslianna III, Spring Concert 2007-2009 Les Sylphides Prelude
and Corps, Evil Witch Snow White, Enchantress Beauty and the
Beast, National Dance Week at Union Station 2007 Carribbean
Blue, Leslianna part I and II Hearts and Flowers 2007-08, Marie
Taglioni Pas De Quatre, Tillie's Smile. Smokey Robinson Trio
Edison St. Louis Dance Festival Showcase 2009 and Siciline 2011.
Kissing Doll, Marzipan, Chinese, Parent Flowers Bo-Peep
The Nutcracker 2006-2008
Artist in Residence
is a native of St. Louis who began her dance training at the age of six under the tutelage of
Nathalie LeVine at Metropolitan Ballet and Ballet Conservatory of St. Louis. Ms.
Cameron also received at schools such as The Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Canada,
The Kirov Academy, and Harid Conservatory. She went on to dance professionally with
Milwuakee Ballet and Atrek Dance Company. Sugar Plum Fairy in Caston's Nutcracker
Ms. Cameron currently performs and teaches dance around the St. Louis area, and St.
Louis Dance Theater. She recently started the Jackson Piano Company with her husband
and is a stay at home mom with her daughter, Isabelle and a new son Clive born
Artist in Residence
is from Guadalajara, Mexico. His dance training includes ballet, Mexican folklore,
Spanish/Flamenco, tap, jazz, ballroom, and modern. He trained at the Royal Academy of
Dancing in London, as well as the American Ballet Center (Joffrey Ballet School), David
Howard Studio, and the New York Conservatory of Dance, and Mexico’s National Dance
Company, C.N.D./Inba under Alicia Alonso. Ocatvio has taught throughout the U.S.,
Mexico and has been an instructor in the Missouri Folk Arts Program.
Principal dancer and Assistant Ballet Master at St. Louis Ballet. Octavio is an instructor
and choreographer in Missouri, Illinois, and Mexico.
Performances with Caston Chamber Ballet include:
The Cavalier and Mr. Silberhaus in Caston's The Nutcracker and Tango at Gundaker
Theater and The Touhill Performing Arts Center.
Artist in Residence
Born in Japan she began her dance training at the age of six under Hiraki Ballet School
Yoshikazu Hiraki, and English National Ballet School under Kathryn Wade.
International Ballet Competition at Brno 1st Prize. Akari has performed professionally
with National Theatre of Prague and Brno National Theatre in the Czech Republic.
Slovak National Theatre Bratislava. Columbia Classical Ballet USA director Radenko
Some of the classics she has performed: The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Le
Corsaire 3rd Odalisque Variation, La Bayadere 3rd Shade Variation, The Sleeping
Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, La Fille Mal Gardee,.
Some of the neo-classical and contemporary works:
The Taming of the Shrew Choreography John Cranko, The Child and Magic, Romeo
and Juliet, Onegin, Bolero, Ivan the Terrible, Streetcar Named Desire, The Merry
Widow, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Good Witch in Wizard of Oz.
Choreography - My Favorite and Fluid.
Guest Taught Ballet Classes and Variations at Caston Ballet 2011, and Summer
Intensive 2010 & 2011.
Nutcracker 2010 Soldier Doll, Snow Flakes, Marzipan, Waltz of the
Flowers, St. Louis Dance Festival Showcase Edison Siciline, 8 days a Week
New Member September 2010
Originally from Texas, Sophomore at Fontbonne University
More Bio to come soon
Graduate of Lindenwood University works for Stieffel
Nichalous. One of the original members of Caston Chamber
Ballet. Married to another dancer and step mom of two
beautiful little boys who now take dance classes at Caston
Ballet & Choreographs.
The Nutcracker 2005-2006 and 2011 Soldier Doll, Waltz of
the Flowers, Lead Snow, Parent, Chocolate, Russian
The Dying Swan, Paquita, Johnny Mathis Duet, Mos Que
Nada, Hearts and Flowers Marie Taglioni Pas De Quatre,
St. Louis Dance Festival Showcase 2006-07 & 2011
Gershwin's Rhapsody, Bach, Siciline St. Louis Dance
Festival Showcase 2011, And I Love Her Shaw Performing
Arts Festival, Spring Concert 2011.
More Bio and Picture to come soon
Nma Holt Imani Kinealy Sophia Schnack
Tia Carpenter Carlee Schnack
Artist in Residence
Originally from St. Louis, Jessica began her training at the Alexandra School of Ballet and
continued her studies on scholarship at Interlochen Arts Academy. During high school, she
performed and toured with the St. Louis Ballet Company and with Regional Dance
America Honors Company at the 2002 International Ballet Competition in Jackson,
Mississippi. Jessica has attended various summer programs including Boston Ballet, the
Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Ballet Austin, as well as studying in St.
Petersburg, Russia in 2007.
She graduated in 2008 from Butler University with a B.A. in dance pedagogy with a
double emphasis in ballet and jazz. After graduation, Jessica joined the Louisville Ballet
Company where she was privileged to work with established choreographers such as Lila
York. Adam Hougland, and Val Caniparoli. Jessica then joined Roxey Ballet Company in
New Jersey where she performed contemporary and classical ballets. Jessica lived in New
York City working as a freelance dancer and arts critic before joining Missouri Ballet
Theatre for their 2010-2011 season. She has performed locally at the Muny and Stages St.
Louis. She currently teaches for COCA and works as a choreographer and performer
around St. Louis.
a native of St. Louis, and began her training in 1991 at St. Louis Ballet
under Ludmila Dokoudovsky, Anotoni Zalewski, and Gen Horiuchi.
While at St. Louis Ballet she toured the Midwest in performances of The
Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast.
Gaduate of Kansas State University-- Dance and Interior Design Degrees.
She performed every year in the winter and spring performances, and was
selected to represent KSU at the American College Dance Festivals. In
2004 she was chosen by guest artist Paloma Braggiato to perform
contemporary ballet and Mexican folklorico pieces. She has also been
invited to perform The Nutcracker alongside the United States Army 1st
Infantry Division band for returning soldiers of Fort Riley and Military
This is her third season with Caston Chamber Ballet.
The Touhill Performing Arts Center 2009 Tango. The Nutcracker Dew
Drop, Flower, Spanish, Snow Lead, Kissing Doll, Parent. Siciline St.
Louis Dance Festival Showcase, Raymonda Shaw Performing Arts
Festival. Spring Concert 2011