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Eduard Sargsyan

Edward was born in Armenian Yerevan and studied at the Yerevan State Choreographic College. After finishing school he served in the special military dance ensemble “Sardarabad” in Armenia as a Soloist. He was a Principal Dancer at the Armenian National Ballet Theatre and Israel Ballet Company.

During his career, Edward has produced many dance events and productions as well as participated in more than 150 dance events. He has worked and trained under the mentorship of topnotch legendary ballet masters and choreographers such as Maya Plisetskaya, Vladimir Vasilev, Yury Grigirovich, Vilen Galstyan, Ido Tadmor, Berta Yampolski, Itzik Galili, Dwight Roden, Michael Chapman, Bruno Collins, and more.

Edward has won awards in multiple dance competitions with Ballroom Theatre Arts and Cabaret Division. He was the Ballet Master and Choreographer at Heritage Dance and Cultural Center in Granada Hills, CA, and is the 2021 recipient of the Excellence in Dance Arts Award from the City of Torrance and LA County. Edward is also a Certified American Rhythm and Smooth dance teacher.

He is the current Ballet Master and a Principal Dancer at Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre as well as a Principal with Petrosyan Theatre Dance Company. He teaches ballroom and is a choreographer at Monarch Ballroom in Torrance, CA. This October he will perform Dracula with West Coast Ballet Company.

Enya Kollek

Enya is a graduate of Point Park University, with a BFA in Dance and a concentration in Ballet. In her 20 years of dance experience, Enya has trained with The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Boston ballet amongst other notable establishments.

Her most significant and favorite works include Adam Hougland’s “Cold Virtues”, and Amy Hall Garner’s “Cadences”. She continues to pursue dance, with a focus on a contemporary ballet style, as well her other various creative skills.

Amanda Renee Beasley

From Phoenix Arizona, Amanda is a former dancer with American Contemporary Ballet, Contempo Arts Productions, Columbia Classical Ballet & former trainee at State Street Ballet. Amanda has performed in many works such as Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker as Arabian Soloist, Wizard of Oz, American Contemporary Ballet’s “Homecoming”, and Contempo Arts Productions' “Fused”. 

Amanda trained with Ballet Arizona and Master Ballet Academy, prior to moving to New York City to train with Erin Forrest at Forrest Academy of Ballet. During this time Amanda performed with Ballet Arizona in Napoli & La Bayadere. After, she danced with Master Ballet Academy in Nutcracker & Graduation Ball and performed award-winning choreography at YAGP 2015  by Francisco Gella. She performed works with Forrest Academy of Ballet such as Chopinana, Sleeping Beauty & Don Quixote. 

Right now, Amanda is a freelance artist. She performs with companies around Los Angeles and is a guest artist with Boulder Ballet. 

Natalie Palmgren

Natalie Palmgren was born and raised in Sonoma Valley. She started dancing at the age of four at Sonoma Conservatory of Dance. In 2016, she began attending Marin Dance Theater where she studied under Margaret Swarthout, and Joanna Berman. After several years of dancing in Marin, Natalie entered UC Irvine as a dance major. During her time at UCI, she studied with many distinguished professors including Lar Lubivitch and Tong Wang. Natalie also performed and choreographed for numerous department shows before graduating in 2022 with two BFA degrees in Dance Performance and Dance Choreography. Natalie is now looking forward to starting her first season with BalletRed, under the direction of Josie Walsh. 

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Robbie Downey

Originally from San Diego, California, Robbie began dance classes at the age of 4 and now has over 18 years of experience. She spent two seasons with Colorado Ballet and has danced in professional productions with California Ballet, San Diego Ballet, and Phoenix Ballet. Roles include Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Spanish, Walz Queen, and more. 

In 2021, she starred in a short independent dance film, Mystery of Love, directed by Agnes Maska. She was a principal guest artist with Lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet for their 2021 Nutcracker production and performed the role of Sugar Plum Fairy. Robbie also performed with Petrossian Theatre Dance Company in their production of "Once Again Charles Aznavour" in May 2022. Most recently Robbie performed with Contempo Arts Productions in their production of Fused in August 2022.

During her training years, Robbie placed in the top 3 three years in a row at Youth America Grand Prix and was invited to compete at the USA International Ballet Competition (IBC). IBC is by audition and invitation only and only happens every four years. She has also appeared as a guest artist in several galas in California and Arizona. 

In addition to her training and performance experience, Robbie has taught children and adults at several dance studios in California, Arizona, and Colorado for the last 6 years. Robbie also teaches online dance classes through Zoom and has created pre-recorded workshops for hundreds of dancers to improve their technique and turns. She also opened her own dance school, West Coast Ballet School, for kids and adults in Hermosa Beach, CA in November 2021. She is the Co-Founder of West Coast Ballet and manages and directs the 2022 Dracula production. (Photos of Robbie on this site are by Rachel Neville Photography)

Robbie was the Featured Artist in the September 29, 2022, issue of the Beach Bulletin view article.

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Raydel Caceres


Born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, Raydel began studying dance at the
Professional School of Arts Raul Sanchez in his city of birth. He
continued his training at the National School of Ballet (E.N.A.) in
Havana, Cuba. Mr. Caceres continues his professional career with
legendary Alicia Alonso’s daughter Grand Maître “Laura Alonso “at
The Centro Pro Danza de Cuba.

Feature Roles / Professional Experience

-Tarantella Balanchine with Centro Pro Danza Cuba - (2000)
-Don Quixote Pas De Deux with Centro Pro Danza Cuba - (2000)
-La Bayadere with Centro Pro Danza Cuba - (2000)
-La Bayadere Florida Classical Ballet - (2013)
-La Fille Mal Gardee Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami - (2006)
-Flames of Paris Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami - (2006)
-Swan Lake California Ballet - (2013)
-Snow White Prince State Street Ballet - (2007)
-The Nutcracker Prince State Street Ballet - (2007, 2008)
-The Nutcracker Cavalier California Ballet - (2009)
-Carmen State Street Ballet - (2006)
-Cinderella with California Ballet - (2008)
-Giselle California Ballet - (2007)
-Paquita Classical Repertoire Best of Cuban Classical Ballet of
Miami - (2008)
-Le Corsaire Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami - (2009)
-Silent Roar Zena Bethune Company (Actress/Choreographer)
Hollywood - (2011)
-Flower Festival partner Prima Ballerina Alihaydee Carreno - XVII
Ballet Festival - (2013)
-Midnight Summer Dream SCB- Guest Artist - (2014)
-Sleeping Beauty- Prince Desire - Los Angeles - (2015)
-The Nutcracker Cavalier and Snow King TCB - (2015) - Cinderella
1944 - Prince charming TCB- (2016)
- Guest Artist - “Journey “WTFDC- FL - (2016)
- Ballet Theatre of Maryland- (2017)
- Guest Artist - The Nutcracker- Lake Arrowhead Ballet (2017)
- Guest Artist - The Nutcracker- SCB (2017)
- Soloist Ballet Theater of Maryland - (2017)
- Guest Artist Full-length ballet - Franz - Coppelia - SCB - Los
Angeles (2018)
- Guest Artist Cinderella Prince Charming Los Angeles CA (2019)
-Guest Artist Nutcracker Cavalier SCB -2019
- Syracuse City Ballet – 2019 – 2020
- Columbia City Ballet 2021- 2022
- Guest Artist - Prince Charming - June 2022- Los Angeles CA

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Fairah Burruss

Fairah was bitten by the dance bug at a very early age. She began taking regular classes at 4 years old and by the age of 5 was already hitting the dance competition stage with her own solo. She began her training at Dancemark Studio in Lomita, CA, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. As she grew as an artist, she developed a deep love for ballet. She eventually transitioned to Dance 1 Redondo in Redondo Beach, CA and became an active member of the Redondo Ballet Company. There she focused on her ballet technique while continuing to compete in all genres, dance on stage in major productions and participate in community service. In addition to dance, she has received training in acting, musical theater, music theory and violin. She has modeled for GAP and Triple Threat Dancewear. Most recently she was a kid judge on the Nickelodeon pet talent show, Unleashed. Fairah currently trains at the Orange County School of the Arts as a member of the Ballet & Contemporary Dance Conservatory and takes private lessons through West Coast Ballet School. Fairah is excited to perform in Dracula and work with Ms. Robbie and this incredibly talented team of dancers. She hopes you truly enjoy the show!

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Abigail Haun

Abigail is a classically trained ballet dancer who has been dancing for over 15 years. She began her training at Long Beach Ballet and continued at Southern California Dance Academy. She also trained with Oregon Ballet Theater for the summer to broaden her ballet repertoire. Abigail has notably performed as Snow Queen and Dew Drop Fairy in the Nutcracker, Odette, and the Pas De Trois in Swan Lake, and a Jewel and Canary fairy in Sleeping Beauty. When she is not dancing, she teaches a range of ballet classes at The Learning Spot Dance Co. Abigail is a senior at CSULB earning her bachelor’s in Political Science with a concentration in Political Theory and a minor in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is also enrolled in UCLA’s Paralegal Training Program earning her ABA certified paralegal certificate.

Guinevere Chan

Guinevere Chan began ballet at the age of 4, primarily as a student of the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum. After passing her Intermediate examinations, Guinevere expanded her dance education by becoming part of the Westlake High Competition Dance Team and competed in a variety of dance styles.

Her time on the team culminated in placing regionally for her solo and the team winning the title of Grand National Champion at the USA National Championships. As a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Guinevere was a member of the Orchesis Dance Company and had the opportunity to work with members of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Mike Esperanza of Bare Dance, among others. While she now works full-time as a Change Management Consultant, dance will always be her first love and she is absolutely thrilled to be performing again.

Sydney Richardson

Sydney Richardson (she/her) is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is a current sophomore at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) pursuing a Dance B.A. in the World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department.

She trains with her college, West Coast Ballet School, and a variety of Los Angeles dance companies in various styles including ballet, modern, hip-hop, jazz, liturgical, jazz funk, tap, contemporary, and lyrical. She hopes to spread joy and inspiration through her work to anyone who comes across it.

Sydney began formal dance training at age 10 as a student of Precision Dance Company and continued with The Studio Art of Dance, and Santa Monica College. As a choreographer and teacher, she started her own dance company in high school, Da Vinci Dance Troupe, and instructed youth dance classes in the South Bay at Artistico School of Dance and The Studio Art of Dance.

She is consistently working on bridging her interests in dance and film and has worked on sets both as a production assistant and as a cast member in various projects.  Sydney aspires to pursue a professional dance career in both the concert and commercial industries while finding new ways to tell important stories through movement.

Instagram: @sydneymrichardson

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