Company Members

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Principal

SOPHIA JONES

Sophia is a sophomore at Texas Tech Online High School and honored to be in her 5th season as a BAHBT company member. Sophia began her ballet training at the Royal Academy at the age of 7. Since 2016, she has trained with Feijóo Ballet School under the direction of Lorna and Lorena Feijóo and Nelson Madrigal. Since joining BAHBT in 2018, Sophia has performed in many of BAHBT’s productions. This past spring, she competed in the Houston Area of YAGP, advancing to finals in Tampa, Florida. In addition, Sophia received first place awards in the classical, and classical Pas de Deux divisions, and 2nd place in the contemporary division at Dance Open America in Miami, Florida. Sophia is very grateful for the opportunity to be the recipient of the 2021 Lynette Mason Gregg Scholarship. She is thankful for the endless support of her loving teachers, family and friends.

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Principal

MADISON TAYLOR

Madison, a senior at iUniversity Prep, is in her 5th season with BAHBT. 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, Cincinnati Ballet, English National Ballet School, Feijóo Ballet School, Peter Chu, Elijah Gibson, Fara Sciulli-Bowen, and Westside Dance Project. She enjoys various styles of dance, and has performed choreography by Lauren Adams, Teddy Forance, Elijah Gibson, Jess Hendricks, Nelson Madrigal, Lídice Núñez, Akira Uchida, Lucy Vallely, Travis Wall, Andrew Winghart, and Alexis Zanety. Madison attended YAGP Finals as a soloist in 2019 and 2021. In 2019, she was a top 3 Teen Best Dancer at The Dance Awards. She is grateful to each of her teachers and mentors, and thankful for the many opportunities BAHBT provides her.

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First Soloist

COLTON HEATH

Colton Heath is a student at Texas Online Preparatory School where he is a member of the Honor Society. He won several awards in Dance Open America competitions including 2nd place Classical Solo 2021 and 2022, 2nd place Contemporary solo 2022, 2nd and 4th place Pas de Deux 2022. He also won several awards in Youth American Grand Prix competitions including 1st place Classical in 2021 and 2022. Colton attended the 2019 Bolshoi Ballet intensive in New York and attended five summers at the Feijoo Ballet School intensives. He was offered several scholarships from the competitions. Colton has participated in numerous BAHBT productions over the last 6 years and looks forward to participating in his 4th season as a company member. Colton is grateful to his instructors throughout his training.

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First Soloist

MADISON MERRILL

Madison is a 9th grader at Laurel Springs School and a student at Feijóo Ballet School. Madison is delighted to begin her 10th season performing with BAHBT and her 4th as a company member. Past performances include Swan Lake, Raising the Barre, Parisian Nights, La Sylphide, The Show Must Go On, Art from the Heart, Coppélia, Let’s Glow Crazy, and 9 seasons of The Nutcracker. Madison was honored to represent Feijóo at Dance Open America, placing in the Top 20 for the Junior Classical and Contemporary categories and 2nd place in the Intermediate Pas de Deux category. 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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First Soloist

DULCIANNA JONAK

Dulcianna is excited to be in her 4th season with BAHBT. She is a 9th grader, and trains at Feijóo Ballet School. She has performed in many productions with BAHBT since 2014. Dulcianna placed Top 12 at the Regional YAGP (2019, 2021), earned first place in Dance Open America Classical and second place Contemporary (2021),  and has attended summer intensives at Master Ballet Academy, RAFA, Miami City Ballet, Ellison Ballet, and Feijóo Ballet School. Dulcianna is honored to be a Lynette Mason Gregg scholarship recipient. 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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First Soloist

PIPER McCOURT

Piper is honored to be in her 5th season in Company. She has performed in BAHBT productions for 11 seasons, with some of her favorites being The Nutcracker, Dracula, Coppélia, and Swan Lake. Piper is the BAHBT Social Committee President. She is a dedicated dancer, training full time in Feijóo Ballet School. She recently placed 3rd in Pas de Deux, at YAGP Semifinals, and 2nd in Pas de Deux, and Top 20 for ballet and contemporary, in DOA, and has trained at Next Generation Ballet. Piper is a Junior at CSHS, a Springs Scholar, Superintendent’s Scholar, is in multiple honor societies, and is a gifted artist. Piper and her family have abundant gratitude for Lorna Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Lorena Feijóo, Natalie Zundel, Alexis Zanety, and Lídice Núñez, for dedication to her training.

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First Soloist

HAILEY PEARSON

Hailey is excited to begin her 5th 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 (2018-2022) with recent guest artists Nadia Khan, Lídice Núñez, and Pam Blangy. Hailey attended YAGP in 2019-2022. Participated in D.O.A virtual competition in 2021 and 2022 D.O.A Miami finals, where she also attended masterclasses with Lourdes Lopez, Li Anlin, Rosario Suarez, Jennifer Kronenberg, and Aranxta Ochoa. Some of her favorite BABHT productions include, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Dracula, Art from the Heart, and Coppélia. Outside the studio she enjoys playing the guitar, drums, 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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First Soloist

ELLA RADIGAN

Ella is honored to be returning for her 4th season as a BAHBT company member. She is a sophomore in high school and trains full time in classical ballet and contemporary dance at Feijóo Ballet School. For the past 5 years, Ella has worked exclusively with exceptional teachers, artists, and her mentors at FBS; Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, and Nelson Madrigal. She has performed in BAHBT productions; The Nutcracker, The Show Must Go On, Next Giant Leap, Coppélia, Art from the Heart, Let’s Glow Crazy, and An American in Paris. Ella is able to do what she loves and express herself through dance because of the amazing platform and training FBS and BAHBT provide for her. She is grateful to her teachers, family, and friends for their continuous love, inspiration, and support.

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Soloist

SKYLER HOUSER

Skyler is  a sophomore studying psychology at the University of Houston, and is beginning her 4th season as a BAHBT company member. She has spent several of her summers with Feijóo Ballet School, and spent 2 years dancing at FBS, 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

LUCILLE MANSUR

Lucille is in her 5th season with BAHBT. She started ballet at the age of 3 with Galveston Ballet (GB) and studied under the instruction of Susan Carpenter-Porter, Irina Vakhromeeva, Anna Ward, Janel Amsallem, and Judith Grywalski. As a GB company and alumni member, she performed leading roles in The Sleeping Beauty Acts I and III (Aurora), La Fille Mal Gardée Wedding Pas de deux (Lise), Coppélia (Prayer variation), and Alice in Wonderland (White Queen, Caterpillar). Since joining BAHBT in 2017, she has performed in productions of Swan Lake, La Sylphide and several seasons of The Nutcracker. Lucille is very grateful for the opportunity to learn from the artistic staff of BAHBT and to perform with a company of remarkable artists. Lucille is also a Texas A&M graduate and works as an engineer.

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Demi-Soloist

SYDNIE HILE

Sydnie is honored to be in her 3rd year as a BAHBT company member. Sydnie is a 9th grade homeschool student and is in her 4th year of training at Feijóo Ballet School. She began dancing at the age of 3 at Kirkwood Dance Studio. She has previously performed in BAHBT productions of Swan Lake, Next Giant Leap, Willy Wonka, The Show Must Go On, Art From The Heart, Coppélia and 6 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 her instructors including Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Laura Massague, and Didem Saglam for all the love and encouragement they have given and continue to give her.

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Demi-Soloist

SAMANTHA PEACE

Samantha is excited to be returning as a 5th year BAHBT company member. She is thankful to dedicate herself full time to BAHBT as she starts her 5th 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 4 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

SIERRA SANDERS

Sierra is excited to begin her 3rd year as a BAHBT company member. She started dancing at the age of 5. She has performed in 5 Seasons of The Nutcracker, Dracula, Art in the Heart, and Next Giant Leap, and Coppélia. Sierra also has participated in Black Box on Broadway's Beauty and the Beast and A Musical Review. Sierra has attended summer intensives at Feijóo Ballet School. She also had the honor of attending Dance Open America this year in Miami, Florida. Sierra trains at Feijóo Ballet School under Nelson Madrigal, Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo and Natalie Zundel. Sierra is active with her church and helps with the children's ministries.

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Demi-Soloist

SOPHIA SHAW

Sophia is delighted to begin her 2nd season as a BAHBT company member. An 8th grader at Texas Connections Academy, Sophia began taking ballet classes at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts when she was 3, where her love of dance was born. She transitioned to Feijóo Ballet School when she was 8. Here, she continues to grow as a dancer and trains under the exceptional direction of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, and Natalie Zundel. Sophia has enjoyed various roles in BAHBT productions including Coppélia, Let’s Glow Crazy, Art from the Heart, 8 seasons of The Nucracker, and others. Sophia is grateful for the love and support of her family and friends, and thanks her teachers for the opportunity and ability to continue her growth as a dancer.

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Corps de Ballet

EMMA BELCHER

Emma fell in love with ballet after Lorna and Lorena Feijóo’s appearance on Sesame Street. Emma’s dance dreams began 10 years ago 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 7 seasons of The Nutcracker, La Sylphide, Coppélia and school productions of Snow White and Cinderella, Emma is eagerly anticipating her return as a BAHBT company member. Emma dedicates this year to her beloved pets, Neo Flüfy and CoCo.

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Corps de Ballet

AUBRIE CROCHET

Aubrie is thrilled to be embarking on her 2nd year with BAHBT. She is an 8th grader and member of the National Junior Honor Society at Victory Lakes Intermediate. She has been mesmerized by dance since the age of 2. Over the last 10 years, she has had the privilege of training at the RAFA and Feijóo Ballet School. She has performed in The Nutcracker, Coppélia, An American in Paris, Let’s Glow Crazy, Next Giant Leap, Parisian Nights, and La Sylphide.  She eats, breaths and lives to dance. She aspires to be a professional dancer. Aubrie would like to thank her family, friends, and instructors for supporting her ambitions and aspirations.

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Corps de Ballet

JULIA FLORES

Julia is honored to be in her 3rd year as a BAHBT company member. She has been dancing for 13 years. She has trained under Melisa Harris, Angela Hendrickson, Melissa Ludwig, Heather Steele, 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 5 seasons of BAHBT’s The Nutcracker, Dracula, Art from the Heart, and Let's Glow Crazy. She has attended summer intensives at Feijóo Ballet School, and Ballet Austin. She would love to thank her family and God for this amazing opportunity.

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Corps de Ballet

SOPHIE GAY

Sophie an 8th grader at Lutheran South Academy, is excited for her 2nd season with BAHBT. She started dance at age 4 at RAFA, and currently dances at Feijóo Ballet School under the excellent tutelage of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal and Natalie Zundel. She has been honored to perform in many BAHBT performances, and this will her 8th season of 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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Corps de Ballet

ZANE HARRIS

Zane is an 9th grader at La Porte High School,  and began his dance journey training at Feijóo Ballet School since December 2019. Past BAHBT performances include; The Nutcracker as Nutcracker Prince, Coppélia, Let's Glow Crazy, & Willy Wonka, The Musical. He has also enjoyed performing for other companies, for PMT Productions’; Xanadu, as Danny, and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, as Woodstock, and 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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Corps de Ballet

RALEIGH HELMER

Raleigh is thrilled to begin her 2nd season as a BAHBT company member. She is an 8th grader at Bayside Intermediate. Raleigh has performed in BAHBT’s The Nutcracker, The Show Must Go on, Coppélia, Let’s Glow Crazy, and Next Giant Leap. Raleigh began her dancing career at the age of 4. She came to Feijóo Ballet School at age 7. Raleigh is very excited that she gets so many amazing opportunities every day. Including getting the role of Clara in The Nutcracker in 2021. Raleigh has been able to work with amazing choreographers including; Alexis Zanety, Lídice Núñez, Nelson Madrigal, Lorena Feijóo, Lorna Feijóo, and Natalie Zundel.

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Corps de Ballet

JOSIE JONES

Josie is in 8th grade at Bay Area Christian School. Her dance training began at age 3 at RAFA with Ms. Natalie Zundel, and the past 5 years at Feijóo Ballet School under the training of amazing instructors, where her passion for dance continues to grow. Josie completed 3 seasons as a Madrigal, her last year as Soloist. She looks forward to her 2nd season with BAHBT. Her performances include 8 seasons of The Nutcracker and other BAHBT productions to include Coppélia, Let’s Glow Crazy, and Next Giant Leap.  Josie would like to thank her instructors, family, and friends for their support.

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Corps de Ballet

ISABELLA KLEMOWITS

Isabella is 13 and attends iUniversity Prep. She also attends the BAHBT Day Program, training under Nelson Madrigal. At age 3, her passion for dance was noted and it continues. Last season, performing as a Principal dancer with the Madrigals and her most treasured performance, staring as “ Clara” in The Nutcracker. She has attended summer intensive programs both at Feijóo Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet. She is honored to receive the instruction and encouragement from ALL of her Feijóo instructors. She has learned much more than dance, including an incredible work ethic, motivation and self discipline, She is humbled by the unconditional love and support from her family and friends.

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Corps de Ballet

SOFIA MORENO

Sofia is excited to begin her 2nd season as BAHBT company member. She is an 8th grader at Lutheran South Academy and is a part of the National Junior Honor Society. She started dancing at the age of 5 and currently dances with Feijóo Ballet School. Sofia was a Madrigal at Feijóo for 3 years and enjoys studying ballet, tap, and contemporary. She has performed in BAHBT productions including The Next Giant Leap, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, and Lets’s Glow Crazy. Sofia would like to thank her family, friends, and teachers for love and support.

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Corps de Ballet

HANNAH SULTANDO

Hannah is a 9th grader at Clear Lake High School and is delighted for her 2nd year in the BAHBT company. She started her training at RAFA at age 6 and currently dances with Feijóo Ballet School under the direction of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, and Natalie Zundel. She has performed in BAHBT’s Coppélia, Next Giant Leap, and The Nutcracker. Hannah can also be found serving her community as a Girl Scout or reading her favorite novel. She has a passion for music as a pianist, and a cellist in the CLHS Chamber 1 Orchestra. Hannah is grateful for her family, friends, and teachers, whose guidance is continuous.

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Apprentice

HANNAH ANDERSON

Hannah is excited to begin her future with BAHBT.  Hannah is training at the Feijóo Ballet School under the direction of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, and Nelson Madrigal.  She has danced since the age of 3 with the Ruidoso Academy of Ballet, and has danced under Ballet Masters Yespari Miller and Deborah Rogers. Hannah has been taught and mentored by Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Yespari Miller, Deborah Rogers, Nicole Dean, Alina Ibarguren, Dalirys Valladares, Lorena Carrion, Karime Aguilera, Alan Ramirez, Alberto Terrero, Kathryn Paulos, and Regan Forster.  Hannah loves the Lord and her new ballet family!

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Apprentice

CAROLINE MERKLE

Caroline is excited to begin her first year as a BAHBT company member. Caroline is an 8th grade student at Bay Area Homeschool Academy. She began her dance training at the age of 7 at Chara Christian Dance Academy, where she studied in the genres of ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop. She is now honored to begin her classical ballet training at Feijóo Ballet School where she is studying under the direction of Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, and Natalie Zundel. She is an active member of the National Charity League and enjoys playing the piano. Caroline would like to thank her teachers, family, and friends for their support.

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Apprentice

KATHRYN PEPLINSKI

Kathyrn is a homeschooled 8th grader and she is excited for her first season as a BAHBT company member. Kate began dancing at the age of four and has received training from RAFA, Munro Ballet Studios, and Feijóo Ballet School. She is looking forward to her 9th season of The Nutcracker. She has performed in many productions with BAHBT, FBS, and Corpus Christi Ballet, with favorites including La Sylphide, Shrek, Black Box on Broadway, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty. In her spare time, Kate enjoys singing, creating art, and spending time with her pets, family, and friends. She would like to thank her family, instructors, and BAHBT for their support.

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Auxiliary

ELLE GREENFIELD

Elle is in her 3rd season with BAHBT, and 8th year of The Nutcracker. Elle has over a decade of dance experience, and currently trains at Feijóo Ballet School under Lorna and Lorena Feijoo, and Nelson Madrigal. She is a Senior at CFHS, an Emerald dancer, and plays flute in the Wind Ensemble Band. She would like to thank all those that have loved and supported her along the way.

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Auxiliary

KAITLIN HORACEFIELD

Kaitlin is a senior at Clear Brook High School, is blessed to perform her 4th BAHBT season and trains at Feijóo Ballet School. As a dancer for 8 years, she has experience performing all genres of dance. She has trained under Lorna and Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Laura Massague, and Kathryn Morgan. She is active in several Honor Societies, is a Clear Brook Celebrity, swims, and is a Girl Scout.

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Auxiliary

LAUREN LOWE

Lauren is a CLHS 9th grader and Flair, and this is in her 4th year with BAHBT. She has performed in various BAHBT and FBS productions, including 7 seasons of The Nutcracker. In 2022, she placed Top 24 in Houston YAGP semifinals, junior classical division. Lauren would like to thank her teachers Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Caitlin Fagan, Alexis Zanety, Laney Carlin, Laura Henning, and her family for their dedication and endless support.

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Auxiliary

OLIVIA RHOADES

Olivia is an 11th grader at CCHS, a Cavalier Jr. Lt., and is blessed to perform her 4th year with BAHBT and train at FBS. She has 11 years of experience in performance and all genres of dance. She is fortunate to have trained under Lorna and Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, Lanette Cook, Terrill Mitchell, Molly Waldner, Josh Manculich, Shelby Nunn, Elijah Gibson, Lorena Grimes, and Lenorris Arnold. 

Headshots by  Rhonda Floyd Photography