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Nicole Carrion

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Nicole started her dance training at the age of four at Columbia Conservatory of Dance under the instruction of William Starrett and Mariclare Miranda. At eight-years-old she danced the role of “Clara” in Nutcracker and then …

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Abby McDowell

Abby began her formal training at the School of the North Carolina Dance Theatre, now Charlotte Ballet Academy. At age seventeen, Abby became an Apprentice with the North Carolina Dance Theatre, now Charlotte Ballet. In her years with the North …

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Claire Rapp

Columbia native Claire Rapp grew up studying dance at the Columbia Conservatory of Dance under the instructionof William Starrett and Mariclare Miranda. She was a member of Columbia City Ballet II for several years before joining Columbia City Ballet in …

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Maurice Johnson

Maurice is in his thirteenth season with Columbia City Ballet. Born in Greenville, Maurice began dancing at the age of eleven at Fine Arts Center and Greenville Ballet. He is a University of North Carolina School of the Arts graduate …

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Jordan Hawkins

Jordan Hawkins, born and raised in Irmo, SC, began her dance training at the age of three at the Columbia Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Mariclare Miranda and William Starrett. After spending summer semesters at the South Carolina …

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Ashley Concannon

A native of New Jersey, Ashley Concannon studied at Princeton Dance and Theatre Studio under the direction of Susan Jaffe and Risa Kaplowitz. In 2006, she was accepted into Orlando Ballet’s second company under the direction of Bruce Marks. She …

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