Company Members

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Principal

AMÉLIE FINN

Amélie is a senior at Clear Springs High School. She is excited for her 6th year as a BAHBT company member. She began dancing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and currently trains at Feijóo Ballet School with Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, and Natalie Zundel. During summer programs at RAFA, FBS, American Ballet Theatre NYC (2018, 2020), and Next Generation Ballet (2021), Amelie trained with several amazing instructors including Rolando Sarabia, Cynthia Harvey, Cheryl Yeager, Sascha Radetsky, Philip Neal, Ivonne Lemus, and Olga Kostritzky. Favorite BAHBT performances / productions include Grand Pas de Quatre, Next Giant Leap, La Sylphide, Swan Lake, Pasión and 7 seasons of The Nutcracker. Amélie is honored to be the recipient of the 2019 Lynette Mason Gregg Scholarship and the BAHBT Esprit de Corps award in 2020. Amelie placed in the Top-12 at Miami/Boca Raton Regional YAGP (2021). Amélie would like to thank her parents and teachers for their guidance.

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Principal

MADISON TAYLOR

Madison is a junior at iUniversity Prep, and in her 4th season with Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theater. She trains at Feijóo Ballet School under Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, and Nelson Madrigal. Madison was honored to have received the 2020 Lynette Mason Gregg Scholarship. She has spent her summers training with Ballet Arizona, Feijóo Ballet School, Peter Chu, Elijah Gibson, Fara Sciulli-Bowen, and Westside Dance Project. This past summer she spent two weeks training in a summer course at English National Ballet School in London. She enjoys various styles of dance, and has performed choreography by Lauren Adams, Teddy Forance, Elijah Gibson, Jess Hendricks, Nelson Madrigal, Lucy Vallely, Akira Uchida, Andrew Winghart, and Alexis Zanety. Madison attended YAGP Finals as a soloist in 2019 and 2021. She is grateful to each of her teachers and mentors, and thankful for the many opportunities BAHBT provides her.

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Soloist

LUCILLE MANSUR

Lucille is in her 4th season with BAHBT. She trained and performed with Galveston Ballet for 13 years under the instruction of Susan Carpenter, Irina Vakhromeeva, Anna Ward, Janel Amsallem, and Judith Grywalski. She attended summer intensives with Texas Christian University’s Ballet and Modern Workshop, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and American Ballet Theatre. Lucille attended Texas A&M University and continued ballet and modern dance in college with Texas A&M’s Dance Department. She graduated in 2015 with her B.S. in Ocean Engineering and currently works as an analysis engineer with Subsea7.

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Soloist

COLTON HEATH

Colton is a student at Texas Online Preparatory School where he is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. He competed in the 2021 Dance Open America Virtual competition and won 2nd place Classical solo. He also won several awards in Youth America Grand Prix competitions including 1st place in Junior Men’s Classical 2021 Virtual and top 12 Junior Classical 2021 Houston. Colton attended the 2019 Bolshoi Ballet Intensive in New York on scholarship and attended four summers at the Feijóo Ballet School intensive. He was a member of the Madrigals for three years. Colton has participated in several BAHBT productions over the last 5 years and looks forward to participating in his 3rd season as a company member. Colton is grateful to his instructors throughout his training.

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Soloist

SKYLER HOUSER

Skyler is a freshman studying psychology at the University of Houston and is beginning her 3rd season as a BAHBT company member. She has spent several of her summers with Feijóo Ballet School and recently concluded her 2nd year there, working under the extraordinary guidance of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, and Natalie Zundel. She continues training at several dance studios in Houston. Skyler has previously performed in ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Swan Lake, and Giselle with the Gobel School of Dance, under Katie Parr, and many performances of The Nutcracker and parts of Dracula with BAHBT, as well as several contemporary pieces. Skyler looks forward to the beautiful challenges and future memories that lay ahead of her.

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Soloist

DULCIANNA JONAK

Dulcianna is excited to be in her third season with BAHBT. She is an 8th grader at Highlands Latin School and trains at Feijóo Ballet School. She also loves to travel and cook. One of her favorite BAHBT Nutcracker roles has been “Clara". Dulcianna placed Top 12 at the Regional YAGP (2019, 2021), earned first place in Dance Open America 2021 Classical and second place Contemporary (2021),  and has attended summer intensives at RAFA, Miami City Ballet, Ellison Ballet and Feijóo Ballet School. She is grateful for all her teachers, past and present, including Lorena Feijóo, Lorna Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Kathryn Morgan, Melissa Ludwig, Angela Hendrickson and many more. Dulcianna would like to thank her teachers, friends and family for all their love and support.

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Soloist

SOPHIA JONES

Sophia is a freshman at Clear Springs High School and honored to be in her 4th season as a BAHBT Company member. Since 2016, she has trained with Feijóo Ballet School under Lorna and Lorena Feijóo and Nelson Madrigal. Sophia has performed in BAHBT’s productions of The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, LaSylphide, Don Quixote, Raising the Barre and Dracula. She has competed in the Houston and Miami regions of YAGP, placing in the top 12 of her division in 2020, as well as the Dance Open America virtual competition, placing 1st in ballet and 3rd in contemporary. Sophia is very grateful for the opportunity to be one of the Lynette Mason Gregg Scholarship recipients for 2020. She is very thankful for the love and support of her family and teachers.

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Soloist

LAUREN LOWE

Lauren is an 8th grader and student council member at Westbrook Intermediate, is honored to be entering her 3rd year as a BAHBT company member. Not only does Lauren enjoy ballet, but she also trains in musical theater, voice, tap, contemporary, and Afro-Cuban. Lauren has performed in many BAHBT productions as well as FBS Black Box on Broadway. She has competed in the Houston Regional Semifinals of YAGP (2019/2021). Lauren would like to thank all of her amazing teachers and mentors including Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Caitlin Cannon Fagan, Natalie Cannon Zundel, Laura Massague, Alexis Zanety and many others who have helped her become the dancer that she is now. Lauren is very appreciative of the ongoing love and support from her family and friends.

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Soloist

PIPER McCOURT

Piper is in her 4th season as a Company member, and has performed in BAHBT productions for 10 seasons. She is a passionate ballet student, training full time in Feijóo Ballet School. She has enjoyed roles in many productions, including The Nutcracker, Dracula, La Sylphide, and Swan Lake. Piper recently performed Raymonda Variation, Act 3, in YAGP Houston Regionals. She is Sophomore at Clear Springs High School, and is a gifted artist, and engineering student. She is in her 4th year of National Charity League, and is on the BAHBT Social Committee. Piper is blessed by her Feijóo instructors, and BAHBT artistic staff. Piper and her family have abundant gratitude for Lorna Feijóo, Nelson, Madrigal, Lorena Feijóo, Natalie Zundel, Alexis Zanety, and Elijah Gibson, for their dedication to her training.

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Soloist

MADISON MERRILL

Madison is an 8th grader and member of the National Junior Honor Society at Laurel Springs School. Madison is delighted to begin her 9th season performing with BAHBT and her 3rd as a company member. Past performances include Swan Lake, Raising the Bar, Parisian Nights, La Sylphide, The Show Must Go On, Art from the Heart and 8 seasons of The Nutcracker. Madison was honored to represent Feijóo at the 2021 Youth American Grand Prix and Dance Open America competitions, placing in the Top 12 for the virtual YAGP competition and receiving Gold recognition and scholarship offers from DOA. She would like to thank Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Alexis Zanety, and all her teachers, friends and family for their love, support, and training.

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Soloist

HAILEY PEARSON

Hailey is a junior at Clear Lake High School, a cellist in Chamber Orchestra and excited to begin her 4th season with BAHBT. She trains at Feijóo Ballet School under Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, and Alexis Zanety. She’s attended FBS summer intensives (2018-2021) with recent guest artists, Rupert Edwards III, Goyo Montero, Taras Domitro, Alejandro Parente, Olivier Pardina, Sarah Lane, and Adiarys Almeida. Hailey attended YAGP in 2019/2021 and participated in D.O.A Virtual competition in 2021. BABHT productions include The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, LaSylphide, Dracula, and Art from the Heart. Outside the studio she enjoys painting, and playing the guitar and cello. She’s grateful for her BAHBT and FBS families. Thankful for her family’s loving support and gives God all Glory!

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Soloist

ELLA RADIGAN

Ella is a freshman at Friendswood High School is honored to be in her 3rd season as a BAHBT company member. She is passionate about ballet and began training at the age of 3. She continues to train in ballet and contemporary at Feijóo Ballet School with exceptional teachers and her mentors including Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Alexis Zanety, Natalie Zundel, and Laura Massague. She has performed in BAHBT’s productions including The Nutcracker, The Show Must Go On, and The Next Giant Leap. Ella placed in the top 24 in contemporary at the Houston Regional YAGP (2021). She is very appreciative to FBS and BAHBT for the many opportunities they provide for her. Ella is grateful to her teachers for their continuous inspiration, support, and training. She is very thankful for the love, support, and guidance from her family and friends.

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Demi-Soloist

DANIEL DAVILA

Daniel is a Houston native currently working towards a BFA in dance at the University of Houston where he is a recipient of the 2021-22 Joanna Friesen Scholarship for excellence in dance, scholarship, and leadership. He began his dance training at age 17 under Roberta Cortes at the MET Dance Center and currently trains under Nelson Madrigal, Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Riolama Lorenzo-Lasa, Firat Özsoy, John Beasant III, and Teresa Chapman. Davila has participated in summer intensive programs at TKB Ballet School and Feijóo Ballet School. He is passionate about teaching dance and hopes to pursue a career teaching dance post-graduation. In addition to his dance training, he also practices musical composition and choreography. He is thankful for the opportunity to dance and is grateful for his wonderful teachers.

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Demi-Soloist

SAMANTHA PEACE

Samantha is excited to be returning as a 3rd year BAHBT company member. She is thankful to dedicate herself full time to BAHBT as she starts her third year as an online student at GCISD. Her formal training started in 2016 at age 11, at RAFA, with Beverly Williams as her mentor. In 2018, she decided to further her studies with the outstanding staff at Feijóo Ballet School. In the last three years she has performed in BAHBT’s The Nutcracker as Regiment, Snow, Petals, flower, Russian, and Maid. Samantha would like to share her love and appreciation for all of the encouragement and support she receives from her teachers, friends, and family, helping her achieve her greatest aspirations and dreams as a dancer.

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Demi-Soloist

EDEN WOODS

Eden is excited to be going into another year with BAHBT. Eden began dancing at the age of 11 with a homeschool group Exult, where she was able to perform and minister to nursing homes as well as adults with special needs. In 2018 she began dancing with Feijóo Ballet . Eden feels very blessed to be training under amazing teachers . Eden has performed 3 seasons of The Nutcracker with BAHBT. Going forward, she would like to continue to improve as she thanks God and her parents for allowing her this opportunity.

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Corps de Ballet

JORDYN ALEXANDER

Jordyn is excited to be in her 2nd season as a BAHBT company member. She is a homeschooled freshman. She has been dancing since the age of 6, and has been part of Feijóo Ballet School for 5 years. Jordyn has been in The Nutcracker for 3 years, sharing the stage with her dad, Nathaniel, and two brothers, Brayden and Landyn. She performed in Art from the Heart, and has been involved in several performances with Feijóo and BAHBT over several years. Jordyn is very much appreciative of the enthusiasm and standard of excellence her teachers have instilled in her. Outside of dance, she is an artist and loves to write. Much gratitude to her family, for all their love, support, and driving!

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Corps de Ballet

SOPHIA ALVARADO

Sophia is excited for her second season at BAHBT. She began training at the age of 3, and now trains at FBS under Lorna and Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, and Natalie Zundel. She has been in many BAHBT and FBS productions including La Sylphide, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Beauty and the Beast, Next Giant Leap, The Show Must Go On, Art From The Heart, and The Nutcracker. She has been featured as a soloist in The Madrigals. Sophia attends the STEM Academy at Kranz JH and is a member of The Rubies. Sophia is grateful to her family and teachers for their support and encouragement.

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Corps de Ballet

ARELY CHAVEZ

Arley is honored to begin her second season with BAHBT. Arely started dancing at the age of 5, and for the past 4 years she has trained with Feijóo Ballet School, under the direction of Lorna Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Laura Massague, and Lauren Frere. She has had the pleasure of being part of The Madrigals for 3 years, with her final season as a soloist. BAHBT performances include, La Sylphide, Next Giant Leap, The Show Must Go On, and 4 seasons of The Nutcracker. She is grateful for the support and expertise she receives at FBS. She would like to thank her family, friends, and above all, God, for unconditional love and support.

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Corps de Ballet

JULIA FLORES

Julia is honored to be in her second year as a BAHBT company member. She has been dancing for 12 years. She has trained under Melisa Harris, Angela Hendrickson, Melissa Ludwig, Laura Massague, and Kathryn Morgan. Julia is currently dancing at Feijóo Ballet School under the instruction of Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Lorna Feijóo and Natalie Zundel. She has performed in 4 seasons of BAHBT’s The Nutcracker, as well as Dracula. Julia enjoys skateboarding, drawing, painting, and has participated in art competitions. She would love to thank her family and God for this amazing opportunity.

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Corps de Ballet

SYDNIE HILE

Sydnie is excited to be in her second year as a BAHBT company member. Sydnie is an 8th grade student at TOPS. She is going into her third year of training at Feijóo Ballet School and began dancing at the age of 3. She has previously performed in their productions of Swan Lake, Next Giant Leap, Willy Wonka, The Show Must Go On, Art From The Heart, and 5 seasons of The Nutcracker. She has also enjoyed performing in FBS's Black Box on Broadway and Shrek Jr. She would like to thank all of her instructors including Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Laura Massague, and Didem Saglam.

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Corps de Ballet

KAITLIN HORACEFIELD

Kaitlin is in her 3rd season with BAHBT as a junior attending Clear Brook High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society. She has danced for 7 years, previously training under Angela Hendrickson, Melissa Ludwig, Laura Massague, and Kathryn Morgan. Kaitlin currently dances at Feijóo Ballet School under the instruction of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, and Natalie Zundel. She has performed 6 seasons of BAHBT’s The Nutcracker, as well as Dracula, Next Giant Leap, The Show Must Go On, and Art from the Heart. Outside the studio, Kaitlin enjoys building/launching competition model rockets, swimming, and is a Girl Scout.

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Corps de Ballet

JULIETTE KAVADIAS

Juliette started dancing at the age of 2 and a half with the Kauai Royal Dance Academy in Hawaii and is excited to begin her second year as a BAHBT company member. Juliette has preformed in many BAHBT shows including Swan lake, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Next Giant Leap, and many more. She has studied at RAFA for 3 years and has been at Feijóo for 5 years. She is currently a freshman at Friendswood High school and a part of Assisteens and NJHS. She would like to thank her family, friends, and teachers for guiding her on her journey.

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Corps de Ballet

MAGGIE LIN

Maggie is honored to be returning for her 2nd year as a BAHBT Company Member. She is a 9th grader at Clear Lake High School. Maggie began to dance at the age of 3 and currently trains at Feijóo Ballet School under the direction of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal and Natalie Zundel. Past BAHBT Performances include Art from the Heart and 3 seasons of The Nutcracker. Maggie volunteers with the Kitty Condo Krewe and is an active Girl Scout and Assisteens member. She would like to thank her dance teachers for nurturing her love of dance, and to her family and friends for their love, encouragement and support.

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Corps de Ballet

SIERRA SANDERS

Sierra is excited to begin her second year as a BAHBT company member. She started dancing at the age of 5. She has performed in BAHBT’s The Nutcracker, Dracula, Art in the Heart and next Giant Leap. Sierra also has participated in Black Box on Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast and A Musical Review. Sierra has attended several summer intensives at Feijóo and Joffrey Texas. Currently, Sierra trains with Feijóo Ballet School’s Classical Ballet program under Nelson Madrigal, Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo and Natalie Zundel.  In her spare time she is an assistant coach for the Lucky Charms T-ball team and helps with the children’s program at her church.

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Corps de Ballet

SOPHIA SHAW

Sophia is delighted to begin her first full season as a BAHBT company member. A 7th grader, Sophia’s passion and love for the arts was inborn and she began nourishing that passion with ballet classes at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts when she was 3. She transitioned to Feijóo Ballet School when she was 8. Here she continued her growth as a dancer and presently trains under the exceptional direction of Lorena Feijóo, Lorna Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Laura Massague, and Natalie Zundel. Sophia is grateful for the love and support of her friends and family and thanks God for the opportunity and ability to continue her growth as a dancer.

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Corps de Ballet

BRYNLI SPERRY

Brynli fell in love with dance at the age of 3 when she began ballet lessons. Her dance education began at Amy Blake’s Academy of Dance, enjoying classes in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, contemporary and modern. She also performed and competed with the ABAD Company. Brynli now enjoys focusing on ballet and contemporary dance and is honored to train at Feijóo Ballet School. She is beginning her 11th year of dance and is excited to enjoy another season performing with BAHBT. Brynli is in 8th grade at FJH where she is a member of the Wind Symphony Band and is also a Member of the Bay Area Chapter of National Charity League.

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Corps de Ballet

SOPHIE TANG-WING

Sophie is thrilled to be in her 2nd season as a BAHBT company member. Her passion for dance started at the age of five. She is currently a student at Feijóo Ballet School. She is an avid violinist and loves to spend time with her family. She has performed in BAHBT’s The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Dracula, Next Giant Leap, and Art from the Heart. Sophie puts God first in all things and gives God thanks for the gift of dance. Sophie is grateful for the dedication and support she receives at FBS, as well as her family, friends, and teachers, for their love and support. “Kindness is like snow it beautifies everything it touches.”

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Corps de Ballet

MADALYN TERCERO

Madalyn is honored to be in her third season as a BAHBT company member. She began dancing at the age of 3, and has trained at Feijóo Ballet School for the past 5 years under the direction of Lorna & Lorena Feijóo and Nelson Madrigal.  Madalyn’s BAHBT performances include Swan Lake, Dracula, La Sylphide, and The Nutcracker. Her instructors include many accomplished dancers, but Madalyn holds a special place in her heart for Natalie Zundel, whose loving guidance over the past 10 years has nurtured her love of dance and the arts.  She is grateful to her family and gives all glory to God for the gift of dance!

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Apprentice

EMMA BELCHER

Emma fell in love with ballet after Lorna and Lorena Feijóo’s appearance on Sesame Street. Emma’s dance dreams began at RAFA under the tutelage of Natalie Zundel. Presently, Emma continues at Feijóo Ballet School with the Feijóo sisters and Nelson Madrigal. Emma was awarded a scholarship for Lauren Anderson Master Class Series for 2021 and 2022 at Edison Arts Foundation. After performing in several BAHBT productions, including 6 seasons of The Nutcracker, La Sylphide, and school productions of Snow White and Cinderella, Emma is eagerly anticipating her return to Madrigals as a Soloist and as a new BAHBT company member. Emma dedicates this year to her beloved dog, Neo Flüfy.

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Apprentice

JONAH BOWIE

Jonah is a homeschooled 7th-grader and credits his little sister for his interest in dance.  Wanting to be onstage with her in The Nutcracker in 2015, he was cast as a Party Boy.  Jonah thanks Natalie Zundel for her encouragement to try the Boys' classes at Feijóo Ballet School. He is grateful for the strong male role models and teachers he's had including, Nelson Madrigal, Maikel Hernandez, and Javier Morales. Jonah's favorite roles have been Vampire Child in Dracula and Fritz in The Nutcracker. He performed with the Madrigals for the last 3 years, this year as a Madrigals Principal. He is excited to see what his first year as a BABHT company member holds!

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Apprentice

AUBRIE CROCHET

Aubrie has dreamed of being a BAHBT company member since she was the age of 3. She is thrilled to be embarking on her first year in the company. She was memorized by dance at the age of 2. Over the last 9 years, she has had the privilege of training at RAFA and Feijóo Ballet School. She has performed in The Nutcracker for 6 years, Next Giant Leap, Parisian Nights, and La Sylphide. Aubrie was a Madrigal at Feijóo for 3 years and had the opportunity to be a soloist last year. Aubrie would like to thank her family, friends, and instructors for supporting her ambitions and aspirations.

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Apprentice

ZANE HARRIS

Zane is an 8th grader at La Porte Junior High and excited for his first year as a BAHBT company member. Past BAHBT performances include: The Nutcracker as Beau. He has also enjoyed performing for other companies, for PMT Productions’:  You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown as Woodstock and Xanadu as Danny. For San Jacinto College: Shrek the Musical as Puss in Boots. Zane would also like to thank all of his dance instructors for challenging him and pushing him to become a better dancer. He would also like to thank his family for their loving support in all his ventures.

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Apprentice

SOPHIE GAY

Sophie is a 7th grader at Lutheran South Academy, is excited for her 1st season with BABHT. She started dance at the age of 4 at RAFA and currently dances at Feijóo Ballet School where she is in her 4th season as a Madrigal and this season featured as a Principal. She has been honored to perform in numerous BAHBT performances and this season will be her 7th season in The Nutcracker. She participates in her school choir and loves performing in theater. If she isn’t dancing she is reading or caring for her numerous pets. She is grateful for the training, knowledge and guidance from her teachers and support of her parents.

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Apprentice

RALEIGH HELMER

Raleigh is very excited to begin her first season as a BAHBT company member. She is a 7th grader at Bayside Intermediate. She has performed in BAHBT’s The Nutcracker, Dracula and Next Giant Leap. She began her dancing career at the age of 4 at LCPA. Raleigh came to Feijóo Ballet School at age 7. She is very excited that she gets so many amazing opportunities every day. Raleigh loves being at Feijóo Ballet School because she has made so many great friends. Raleigh could not imagine a world without FBS because it is such a kind and amazing place. Raleigh is thrilled for what this year will bring her way.  

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Apprentice

JOSIE JONES

Josie is honored to be a part of BAHBT and is in 7th grade at BACS. She started dancing when she was 3 at RAFA, Ms. Natalie as her dance instructor and she has performed in many BAHBT productions along with playing piano since the age of 4. She joined Feijóo Ballet School when it first opened and has loved it there ever since her 1st dance class there with Ms. Lorna and Mr. Nelson. She has danced with the Madrigals for 3 years and is currently a soloist. She looks forward to working with older and experienced dancers and excited to be with BAHBT.

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Apprentice

ISABELLA KLEMOWITS

Isabella is a student in the Science Magnet AP Program, is thrilled, as a first year BAHBT company member. Her passion for dance began at age 3, performing with local theaters and dance academies. Finally, at age 8, she chose her second home, the Feijóo Ballet School. Here she continues her study of ballet, tap, jazz, and theater, she is also currently a 3rd year Madrigal. Isabella is honored to receive the instruction, inspiration and encouragement, from FBS that motivates her work ethics. Isabella is humbled by the unconditional love of her family and friends and the toleration of countless bobby pins found…everywhere.

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Apprentice

ZOE McCLENDON

Zoe is thrilled to start her first year as a BAHBT company member. Zoe attends Lamar High School and is co-captain of Lamar Dance Theatre. She began dancing at the age of 3 and has experience in many styles including ballet, hiphop, tap, jazz, afro, and modern. She has trained at MET Dance, Soundbox Studios, and many dance conventions. She joined Feijóo Ballet School in 2019, where she has spent the past 3 years furthering her technical training. Outside of school and dance, you can find Zoe volunteering, acting,modeling, baking, and practicing her viola. Zoe is thankful for her amazing FBS teachers, family, friends, and God for the overwhelming support.

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Apprentice

IZYAN MAREDIA

Izyan is an 8th grader attending League City Intermediate School as part of the WAVE program. He is excited to start his first year as a BABHT company member. Izyan began dancing at seven, studying ballet and tap at RAFA. Since the age of eight, Izyan has studied ballet, tap, and contemporary dance at Feijóo Ballet School, primarily training with Mr. Nelson. In addition to dancing in the Madrigals, Izyan has performed in three end-of-the-year performances and The Nutcracker, where he recently took on the role of the Prince Understudy. In his free time, Izyan participates in his school’s competitive theatre group and mentors elementary school robotics teams. He recently received a prestigious scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, where out of thousands of applicants, only 60 were accepted.

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Apprentice

SOFIA MORENO

Sofia is excited to begin her first year as a BAHBT company member.  She is a 7th grader at Lutheran South Academy. She started dancing at the age of 5 and has trained with Feijóo Ballet School for the past 4 years, under the direction of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Caitlin Cannon, Elijah Gibson and Katarina Tomasic. Sofia has been in BABHT productions including The Next Giant Leap and The Nutcracker. Sofia would like to thank her friends, family and teachers for all the love and encouragement.

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Apprentice

LANA ANNE RIDENOUR

Lana has a fascination for classical ballet and loves how it pushes her. An 8th grader from Lake Jackson, Texas, this is her first season with BAHBT. For Lana, The Nutcracker is a special part of Christmas and has performed at Miller Outdoor Theater, Jones Hall, and The Grand Opera House in Galveston. She credits her amazing and talented teachers at the Academy of City Ballet Houston and Feijóo Ballet School.

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Apprentice

HANNAH SULTANDO

Hannah is an 8th grader in the WAVE program at Westbrook Intermediate and is excited for her first year as a BAHBT company member. Hannah trains at Feijóo Ballet School under the direction of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, and Natalie Zundel, and performed as a soloist for The Madrigals this past year. She has performed in BAHBT’s Next Giant Leap and The Nutcracker. Hannah is a Girl Scout and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She also enjoys playing piano, and cello in the Westbrook Chamber Orchestra. She would like to thank her teachers, family, and friends for always supporting her.

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Auxilliary

ELLE GREENFIELD

Elle is thrilled to return for her 2nd season with BAHBT. She currently trains at Feijóo Ballet School under Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, and Nelson Madrigal. She has previously performed in Dracula, Swan Lake, and 6 seasons of The Nutcracker. Elle is a junior at Clear Fall High School where she dances and plays the flute. Elle would like to thank her friends and family for their support as she continues to dance.

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Auxilliary

OLIVIA RHOADES

Olivia is a 10th grader at Clear Creek High School, and a Cavalier, she is blessed to perform her 3rd year with BAHBT and train at Feijóo Ballet School . As a dancer for 10 years, she has experience in performance and all genres of dance. She has trained under Lorna and Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Lanette Cook, Terrill Mitchell, Molly Waldner, Josh Manculich, Shelby Nunn, Elijah Gibson, Madison Taylor and Chloe Martin. 

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Auxilliary

ANDREW SACKETT

Andrew is in his 5th season with BAHBT. He began dance at age 5. He has performed in BAHBT's Dracula, Hairspray, Annie, Seussical and numerous seasons of The Nutcracker. Andrew was recently cast in the filming of itheatrics Choreography DVDs for Newsies Jr. and spent 4 weeks at The Institute for American Musical Theatre Broadway bootcamp in NYC. Andrew thanks all of his instructors at Feijóo Ballet School, Inspiration Stage, iTheatrics and LMG forever.

Headshots by J. Pamela Photography and Rhonda Floyd Photography