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5 new dancers for Miami Metropolis Ballet

Getting into its 37th season, Miami Metropolis Ballet (MCB), certainly one of North America’s most beloved dance corporations, has introduced 5 new dancers to its firm roster. 

Becoming a member of MCB’s roster of world-class dancers for the 2022/23 Season is principal dancer Yuliia Moskalenko, who joins the corporate from the Nationwide Opera of Ukraine. And contemporary faces within the corps de ballet are Alexander Kaden, Brooks Landegger, Isadora Valero and Kaelah Poulos-Hopkins.

As well as, MCB College alumnus Durante Verzola will be part of the varsity as a college member and choreographer. Verzola has been choreographing for the varsity’s Choreographic Intensive since its inception in 2017. As a trainer and choreographer, college students on the college may have the chance to have unique works created for them. Durante can also be a part of MCB’s 22/23 season, the place he’ll premiere a piece that celebrates his adopted house of Miami. This marks his third fee by MCB Creative Director Lourdes Lopez.

Meet the brand new artists!

Yuliia Moskalenko, principal

Yuliia Moskalenko is a local of Kyiv, Ukraine, the place she was a principal dancer at Urkaine’s premiere ballet firm, Kyiv’s Nationwide Opera of Ukraine. As conflict broke out in Ukraine, Moskalenko sought assist to flee the conflict and to discover a new house to bop at. In June 2022, with the assistance of Creative Director Lourdes Lopez and a number of other others, Moskalenkowas granted a United States Visa permitting her to work within the nation.

Throughout her celebrated profession on the Nationwide Opera of Ukraine, Moskalenko carried out many main roles together with Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Princess Aurora in Sleeping Magnificence, the title roles in Cinderella and Giselle, Juliet in Radio and Juliet (set to the music of Radiohead), Aegina in Spartacus, in addition to The NutcrackerPaquita, La Bayadère, Don Quixote and lots of extra. Moskalenko has toured Japan, Canada, China, Germany, Russia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, France, and different international locations.

Alexander Kaden, corps de ballet

Brazilian/German dancer Alexander Kaden is a graduate of the Vienna State Opera. Upon graduating in 2015, Kaden loved a powerful stint at Vienna State Ballet. His preliminary coaching started in Recife, Brazil, at Ballet Gonzalez. 

On the Vienna State Ballet, he carried out many roles together with Vesna Orlić’s Peter Pan, Aladdin in Orlić’s One Thousand and One Nights and Mercutio in Davide Bombana’s Roméo et Juliette, plus a number of others. At Vienna State Opera, Kaden danced in Rudolf Nureyev’s Swan Lake and Don Quixote, Pierre Lacotte’s La Sylphide, and Elena Tschernischova’s Giselle. He has additionally appeared in quite a few musicals, operas and operettas. His awards embrace first place in 2010 on the Passo De Arte, Fortaleza and the Seminário Internacional de Dança de Brasília.

Brooks Landegger, corps de ballet

Brooks Landegger skilled on the College of American Ballet and Boston Ballet College. He has carried out in quite a few productions at Lincoln Heart’s David H. Koch Theater and Metropolitan Opera Home. On the age of 12, Landegger joined a touring manufacturing of the famed musical Billy Elliot, profitable awards for his portrayal of the title character. At 16, he moved to Boston to coach with longtime mentor Peter Stark and danced with Boston Ballet II, performing the lead function in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. Landegger is a YoungArts Winner in Dance.

Isadora Valero, corps de ballet

Isadora Valero grew up in Caracas, Venuzuela. She started her dance coaching on the age of eight at Academia de Ballet Clásico Nina Novak. In Venezuela, she was invited to carry out as a soloist with Ballet Teresa Carreño. In 2006 and 2007, she was a finalist at The USA Worldwide Ballet Competitors, Youth America Grand Prix and Korea Worldwide Ballet Competitors.

In 2008, Valero was awarded a scholarship to the College of the Hamburg Ballet in Germany, and in 2010, she joined the Hamburg Ballet Firm underneath the path of John Neumeier. In 2015, Valero turned a member of the Nationwide Ballet of Portugal and carried out principal roles in The Sleeping Magnificence, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Fernando Durante’s La Bayadére and Swan LakeThe Ceremony of Spring by Vaslav Nijinsky, iTMOi by Akram Khan, Brief Lower by Hans van Manen and Eric Volodine’s Don Quixote, amongst others. In 2021, in the course of the pandemic, she launched into a contract profession to work internationally and construct social tasks overseas.

Kaelah Poulos-Hopkins, corps de ballet

Kaelah Poulos-Hopkins started dancing at age six at Philadelphia Studio Ballet in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. At age 11, she started coaching at Pennsylvania Ballet (now Philadelphia Ballet) underneath Arantxa Ochoa and later, Denis Gronostayskiy. At age 14, she obtained a trainee scholarship with the Pennsylvania Ballet. In her two years as a trainee, she had the chance to bop corps de ballet roles in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Angel Corella’s Swan Lake and Giselle. Poulos-Hopkins spent summers coaching on scholarship at San Francisco Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell.

In 2019, she obtained a full advantage scholarship to attend a summer season course on the College of American Ballet. Following that summer season, Poulos-Hopkins joined the Pre-Skilled Division at Miami Metropolis Ballet College to once more examine underneath Arantxa Ochoa. As a pupil at MCB, Poulos-Hopkins had the chance to carry out corps de ballet roles in Alexei Ratmansky’s Swan Lake, in addition to George Balanchine’s Jewels.

MCB’s 22/23 season opens in October, with John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet and runs by way of Could 2023. Season highlights embrace the corporate premiere of Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels, a Miami-flavored reimagined manufacturing of George Balanchine’s Sq. Dance, Jerome Robbins’ West Facet Story Suite and Afternoon of a Faun, plus three world premiere commissions from various and noteworthy choreographers Amy Corridor Garner, Pontus Lidberg and Durante Verzola. 

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