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Jen Sebes and Chelsea Sebes

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Chelsea Sebes

Chelsea Sebes is an award winning choreographer and dancer. Chelsea has 17 years of extensive dance training and experience.

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BALLET MASTER

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Alexandre Silva

Alexandre began studying ballet in 1991 through a cooperation of teachers from the Ballet National of Cuba. This Project was sponsored by (SESI Minas) an organization supported by industries of Brazil. Alexandre competed in the International Festival of Joinville:
1997 Silver Medalist
1998 Silver Medalist
2000 Gold Medalist –In this competition, received special recognition for the highest scores among all competitors for the entire event. 19 years of experience as a professional dancer; including 12 years as a soloist of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater (“P.B.T”). In this capacity, he performed numerous main roles including in the following productions: Swan Lake, Giselle, Corsair, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Ciderelle, Raimonda, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, La Fille Mal Gardee, and others.
Alexandre has also had experience in dancing in numerous modern ballet productions including as follows: Sinfonietta, (Jiri Kylian) In the Night, The Concert, West Side Story (Jerome Robbins) In the Upper Room (Twyla Tharp) Sylvia, Allegro Brillante, Western Symphony (Balanchine), among many others.
Throughout his career in dance, he has enjoyed the opportunity not only in performing, but also in assisting his professional dance colleagues with enhancing their skills. In the process, he provided constructive assistance to his peers, without encroaching upon the roles of the ballet masers. He has created and taught innovative pas de deux master classes; incorporating techniques and tips that he has developed through his dance experience.
Alexandre serves as Evolve Dance Complex’s Ballet master.

BALLET

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William Moore

William Moore joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2013 and was promoted to soloist in 2018. He was born in Ipswich, England and received his training at the Angela Rose school of dance. He then joined the Royal ballet school from 2002-2009, where he performed and toured with The Royal Ballet company in many productions. He also worked and performed with Northern Ballet and English National Ballet. After graduating, William joined Estonian National Ballet from 2009-2012. William’s repertoire at PBT includes Birbanto in Le Corsaire; Riff in West Side Story Suite; the Beast in Beauty and the Beast; Tom in The Great Gatsby; Knave of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland; Hook in Peter Pan; William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated; Jirí Kylián’s Petit Mort and Sinfonietta; Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room and Nine Sinatra Songs; Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free; lead couple in George Balanchine’s Rubies; Peasant Pas de Deuz in Giselle; Pas de Trois in Swan Lake; and Cavalier, Nephew and Drosselmyer in The Nutcracker, among many others. William has been commissioned by PBT to choreograph several ballets: Four Marks, response and Weighted Affair. William has also choreographed for PBT school and in 2019 won the most Outstanding Choreographer award at YAGP.

BALLET 

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Gabrielle Thurlow

A native of Buffalo, New York, Gabrielle Thurlow joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2007 and was promoted to soloist in 2014. She received her training from PBT School, where she participated in the Graduate Program, and Neglia Conservatory of Ballet in Buffalo. She also has studied at various summer programs, including School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre in New York. Her featured roles with PBT have included a Bomb Squad dancer in Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Kitri in PBT’s Don Quixote, Gamzatti in La Bayadère, Gulnare in Le Corsaire, Wendy and Tinker Bell in Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan, and Marie and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Terrence S. Orr’s The Nutcracker. Her repertoire also includes William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert; Jirí Kylián’s Petite Mort and Sinfonietta; and George Balanchine’s Western Symphony and Serenade.

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Brittany Vakiner

JAZZ-CONTEMPORARY-TECHNIQUE- RECREATIONAL 

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Madi Mac

JAZZ - CONTEMPORARY IMPROV - TECHNIQUE

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Lauren Herb

HIP-HOP

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Cam & Nat