Meet the Company
Angelina Bartolozzi is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Originally from Vineland, New Jersey, she trained with Maxine’s Dance Studio LLC. and the Vineland Regional Dance Company (VRDC), spending summers training at Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Burklyn Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Purchase College, SUNY with a BFA in Dance Performance and a BA in Arts Management. During her time at Purchase College, Angelina performed works by Jenelle Figgins and Doug Varone, as well as performed in the Purchase College Opera’s Dido and Aeneas. Additionally, Angelina had the honor of performing an excerpt of In the Middle Somewhat Elevated by William Forsythe (staged by Jodie Gates). She has continued to return to her roots by guest performing in the VRDC’s Annual Nutcracker Ballet.
Angelina is ecstatic to begin the next chapter of her life in Charleston, South Carolina where she will be a teacher on staff. Angelina is also elated to be dancing in her first season with Palmetto City Ballet.
Victoria Bevil, a native of Charleston, began her training at Charleston Ballet Theater and Classical Ballet Centre, where she performed Gamzatti in La Bayadere and Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote. In 2015, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux selected Victoria as the first Clara in Charlotte Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Charleston Gaillard Center; he created “Wind” for her following year.
In 2017, Victoria was accepted to Cary Ballet Conservatory’s Professional Training Program directed by YAGP Outstanding Teacher, Mariaelena Ruiz. Victoria performed roles there including Snow Queen and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Second Shade in La Bayadere, and Big Swans in Swan Lake. She participated twice in YAGP Finals and American Dance Competition/IBC, dancing Paquita and Laurencia. Victoria worked with renowned choreographer Krista King Dougherty and performed her work at YAGP New York Finals in 2019.
Victoria attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theatre New York, Bolshoi Ballet, Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, Master Ballet Academy, Orlando Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, and Charlotte Ballet. After attending Charlotte Ballet’s Summer Intensive on a scholarship, Victoria was invited to join Charlotte Ballet as a Trainee in 2019. There, she trained with Patricia McBride, founding member of New York City Ballet and 2014 Kennedy Center Honoree, who selected and trained Victoria for the role of Second Odalisque from Le Corsaire. She performed in The Nutcracker and Matthew Hart’s The Sleeping Beauty. She has trained privately with Bo Busby and former Kremlin Ballet dancer Julia Moiseeva.
Victoria began her professional career at Palmetto City Ballet in 2020. Her repertoire includes the Ingénue in French Twist, Albino (set to the Dying Swan score) in Carnival of the Animals, Arabian Princess and Courtier in Cinderella, Rose and Icicle in Snow Queen, and is in the company’s feature film Why Our Walls. She is looking forward to performing again with this outstanding company in the upcoming season.
Amanda is a classically trained ballet dancer from Copper Canyon, Texas. Amanda received her primary ballet training at The Ballet Conservatory in Lewisville, Texas and danced with Lakecities Ballet Theatre from 2009-2014. Amanda then attended The University of Oklahoma where she danced with Oklahoma Festival Ballet and Contemporary Dance Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance. During her time at The University of Oklahoma, Amanda’s choreography was selected for the Young Choreography Showcase from 2016-2018 and was awarded the Miguel Terekhov Ballet Choreography Award in 2016. She also received honors including the Yvonne Chouteau Ballet Award, the Juli Busken Memorial Scholarship Award, the John Michael Gore Memorial Essay Scholarship and the Ballet Ovation Award for excellence in performance. In addition to her primary training, Amanda has attended summer intensives at Centre de Dansa de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and America Ballet Theatre NY.
Originally from New York, Rebekah Fedele moved to Florida when she was
young. She began her pre-professional training at the St. Augustine Dance
Conservatory, and she continued her training there throughout high school. While at
SADC Rebekah performed many pieces such as Winter Fairy in Cinderella, the Act II Pas
de Deux from Le Corsaire, and Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The
Nutcracker. During the summers she attended various summer programs including
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Grand Rapids Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy New
York City and Moscow. When Rebekah was 17, she received a full scholarship to study
ballet and Russian Language at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia after
spending a summer there. That same year she had the opportunity to perform at
Regional Dance America in Phoenix, Arizona. And in her senior year, Rebekah trained
partially under Zhanna Dubrovskaya, who studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy.
After graduating high school, Rebekah auditioned and was accepted into the
University of North Carolina School of the Arts to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
in classical ballet under Dean Susan Jaffe and later under Dean Endalyn Taylor Outlaw.
She has worked with numerous choreographers including Preston Miller, Casey
Noblett, Ilya Kozadayev, Susan McCullough, Jenelle Figgins, Abdur-Rahim Jackson,
Keith Lee, Sarah Messenger, and Susan Downey. Throughout her training, Rebekah has
enjoyed performing various roles from ballets such as Cinderella, Raymonda, Sleeping
Beauty, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht, Harald Lander’s
Études, August Bournonville’s Napoli, and Ethan Stiefel’s The Nutcracker. After
graduating from UNCSA Rebekah was hired to guest dance as Cinderella in the St.
Augustine Dance Conservatory’s full-length production of Cinderella. Rebekah looks
forward to being in Charleston and dancing in her first season with Palmetto City
A Charleston native, Cadence began dancing at the Palmetto City Ballet School when she was 6 years old. Under the guidance of directors, Jonathan Tabbert and Stephen Gabriel, she worked her way up performing in countless productions both with the school and alongside the professional artists of the Palmetto City Ballet Company. As a student, Cadence attended PCB’s pre-professional day time training program and spent her junior year at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC. She has attended summer intensives at Orlando Ballet, USC Summer Dance Conservatory, and Sarasota Ballet. She is beyond excited to be joining Palmetto City Ballet for its upcoming season.
Jillian Kerr, from Harrington, Delaware, started her ballet training at First State Dance Academy at the age of 3 and
trained at the Tatiana Akinfieva Dance Academy until her junior year of high school. Jillian attended the University
of North Carolina School of the Arts for her senior year of high school where she trained in ballet under the
direction of Eva Draw and Jennet Zerbe. Jill has worked with renowned choreographers such as Zippora Karz, Dani
Rowe, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. Jilly has received several scholarships including the Artistry
Award from the 2020 Delaware Dance Festival. In 2019, Jillian worked with choreographer and former NYCB
soloist, Zippora Karz, in her piece Shadows and Light for the Ashley Bouder Project. Miss Kerr has had many
performance opportunities including soloist and principal roles, such as Nikiya from La Bayadere, Paquita,
Romantic Girl from Graduation Ball, and more. Jillian has also had the pleasure of working with PCB’s Jonathan
Tabbert at Burklyn Ballet Theater, where she was in his Shostakovich Suite in 2019. Jillian is very excited to start her
career and work with everyone at Palmetto City Ballet!
Vivian LaCerda began her dance training at Northern Cincinnati Youth Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet where she was part of the inaugural Professional Training Division Program in 2017. Vivian then attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on scholarship, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship in 2022. While at UNCSA, Vivian completed teaching certifications in Mat Pilates and Progressing Ballet Technique. In her final year of college, Vivian was invited to be a Trainee with Charlotte Ballet. Vivian is currently in her first season with Palmetto City Ballet.
Shannon Maloney, originally from Augusta Georgia, began her dance training at the age
of two. While initially she trained in traditional Irish Step dancing, Shannon began ballet at the
age of seven and ultimately fell in love. Under the direction of Zanne and Ron Colton, Peter
Powlus, and Bon Ellis, she rigorously trained at the Augusta Ballet School and danced in
Balanchine’s Nutcracker for nearly ten years. At just thirteen years old, she was accepted into the
school’s affiliate company “Dance Augusta”, later renamed to the Colton Ballet Company, as an
apprentice company member. As a company member, Shannon earned her first soloist role as
Spanish Hot Chocolate in “The Nutcracker” at only fourteen years old, and was a featured dancer
in the contemporary ballet “Cube” choreographed for her by Caitlin McCormick. At fourteen
years old, she also attended Paris Ballet’s Winter Intensive in West Palm Beach, Florida where
she performed excerpts from Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote under director Jean-Hugues
Soon after, Shannon moved with her family to Charleston, South Carolina. Here she
trained with Dance Conservatory of Charleston in their Pre-Professional Half Day Program.
Under the direction of many talented teachers, she performed several pieces by George
Balanchine such as “Serenade” and “Who Cares!” Under these teachers, she also performed in
many ballets’ featuring their original choreography, the most memorable being “The Conductor”
in “Symphonietta” and “Autumn” in “The Four Seasons.”. She also attended several masterclasses led by Dale Lam.
After graduating high school early, Shannon attended The College of Charleston as a
Dance major and trained under Olga and Michael Wise, Kristin Alexander, and Dr. Gretchen
McLaine. During her freshman year, she participated in many of their original choreographic
works. Most recently, Shannon can be seen dancing in season three of “The Righteous
Gemstones” on HBO. Now, Shannon is thrilled to be joining the Palmetto City Ballet Company
under the direction of Jonathan Tabbert and Stephen Gabriel, and cannot wait to train and
Natasha Nast, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, began her dance education at the age of two and
went on to receive her pre-professional training in ballet and modern in high school at the Baltimore
School for the Arts under the direction of Norma Pera and the Russian Ballet Academy of Maryland
under Svetlana Kravtsova and Vadim Pijicov. Upon graduation, Natasha was invited to join Pittsburgh
Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program under the direction of Terrence Orr, Marjorie Grundvig, and Janet
Popeleski where she was selected from the program to perform company roles in several classics
including Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, as well as other
notable works such as George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Lew Christensen’s Beauty and the
Beast, and Derek Deane’s Alice in Wonderland and Romeo and Juliet. Alongside her work with the
company, Natasha performed principal roles in graduate program productions such as the Dark Angel in
George Balanchine’s Serenade, Gamzatti in La Bayadere, both the title role and Henriette in Raymonda,
the Lilac Fairy in the Sleeping Beauty, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. In 2016, she
performed alongside Grammy Award–winning recording artist, Daya, and the Pittsburgh Steelers as
part of the Rock Steelers Style fundraising event.
Natasha spent four years dancing in Pittsburgh prior to moving to Charleston to join Palmetto City
Ballet as a guest artist in the fall of 2017 and would go on to officially join the company the following
winter. Her repertoire with the company includes The Ringmaster in Carnival of the Animals, The
Lounge Singer in French Twist, The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, and The Red-Winged Blackbird in The
Snow Queen, as well as principal roles in neo-classical works such as Why Our Walls and
Accumulation. Alongside her work with Palmetto City Ballet, Natasha has danced with Moranz
Entertainment and Unbound Ballet Project and can be seen as a featured dancer in HBO’s series, The
Righteous Gemstones. Natasha looks forward to dancing in her sixth season with Palmetto City
Andres Neira was born in Cali, Colombia. He started his dance education at the Colombian Institute of Classical Ballet (Incolballet). Eight years of intense training provided him with the opportunity to work with teachers, choreographers and coaches of national and international notoriety. After graduating Mr. Neira joined the Ballet de Cali Company, where he became the youngest soloist in the company’s history to date, performing a wide variety of classical and contemporary roles worldwide.
Mr. Neira’s career in the U.S.A. began when in 1996 he received the first ever Lefkowitz Award for Outstanding Performance of a Solo at the New York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC), then he went on to participate as guest dancer and/or guest ballet master for numerous companies in the U.S. and abroad such as New Jersey Ballet, Connecticut Ballet center, Ballet Hispanico, Eglevsky Ballet, Granite State Ballet, The Renval Project, and Bejart Ballet Lausanne.
Mr. Neira’s performance experience includes a wide range of rolls varying from Petipa’s classics such as Corsaire, Don Quixote, Raymonda and Sleeping Beauty, to contemporary works, some of which have been created for him, including Backthi by Maurice Bejart, Tango by Johan Renval, Rhapsody in Blue by Alex Proia, For Ella by Margo Sappington with music by Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Mr. Neira joined Palmetto City Ballet as a principal guest artist for the world premiere of Ancient Tales in 2015 and is glad to return this season.
Andrea Nieves Cortés born in Puerto Rico and is 18 years old. She started dancing at the age of 2 and has moved a lot throughout her life she joined local studios in Puerto Rico, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Andrea started taking dance more seriously when she joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s student division program. She then moved to South Carolina where she joined Coastal Dance Center and competed In YAGP 2020. Andrea recently graduated from The Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Andrea wishes to continue to grow as a dancer with Palmetto City Ballet.
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Kyle Peterson began dancing at the age of three. He trained
at the School of Classical Ballet and Dance under Serkan Usta and Lori Grooters for over 10
years. Kyle has performed many roles alongside the professional dancers of Ballet Des Moines
in productions such as The Nutcracker, Snow White, Wizard of Oz, and many more. When Kyle
was fifteen years old, he competed at Youth American Grand Prix and was invited to attend the
summer intensive at The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. After spending the summer
at Harid, he was offered a full scholarship to attend the year-round program where he spent a
year studying under Victoria Schneider, Meelis Pakri, and Alexey Kulpin. Kyle has most recently
been training at the A&A Ballet in Chicago under Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik where he
has performed roles such as the Prince in Firebird, Lost Pas, Animals, and Elephant in Carnival
of the Animals, and Arabian and Grand Pas in The Nutcracker. During his time with the A&A
Ballet, Kyle was able to perform internationally with the youth company at the Guatemalan
Bravissimo International Festival and perform guest roles at multiple different schools and
companies. Kyle is very excited for his first season with Palmetto City Ballet!
As a professional ballet dancer, Morgan has performed with over 20 international companies spanning 6 countries. He grew up studying at Nan Klinger’s Excellence in Dance in Akron, OH, and then received his B.A. from Point Park University. He started his career with Texas Ballet Theater under world renowned director Ben Stevenson before relocating to NYC. He was a soloist with Connecticut Ballet for 8 seasons then joined East Coast Contemporary Ballet and Ballets With a Twist while simultaneously guesting as a principal dancer with Palmetto City Ballet and for multiple companies around the country. Morgan has also been fortunate to work with Deborah Wingert from the Balanchine Trust to perform over a dozen ballets by George Balanchine. Notable credits include a principal role choreographed by Broadway legend Ann Reinking, opening for Cyndi Lauper’s annual show “Home For the Holiday’s,” a feature in National Geographic, posing for Jordan Matter’s “Dancers After Dark” and performing alongside the original Broadway cast of The Wiz for “Broadway Sings for Pride.” He’s performed in several web series and short films that have won numerous awards including being nominated at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and the first promotional dance film for New York City’s Office of Emergency Management. Throughout the year, he tours North America as the Master Ballet Instructor for the View Dance Challenge Convention in Canada and the U.S. based Elevation on Tour. He also judges for StarQuest International Dance Competition and Long Island Dance Challenge. Morgan currently lives in NYC and is the Lead Dance Education teacher at Success Academy Charter Schools in Manhattan.
Sarah Walborn of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania began her training at the Central Pennsylvania
Youth Ballet (CPYB) under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. In 2007, Ms. Walborn was
invited to be an apprentice with the San Francisco Ballet. She performed many roles with the
company, including George Balanchine’s Diamonds and Helgi Tomasson’s The Nutcracker, Don
Quixote, Giselle, and The Sleeping Beauty. After joining The Washington Ballet in 2009, Ms.
Walborn originated roles including a world premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sueno de
Marmol, one of the twins in Septime Webre’s Great Gatsby, and various roles in Webre’s Alice
(In Wonderland). She has performed with the company in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments,
Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, the staging of Anna-Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire and Don Quixote,
as well as Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, and the pas de deux Strangers in the Night
from Nine Sinatra Songs. In 2012, Ms. Walborn joined Kansas City Ballet under the direction of
William Whitener. She originated works from Jodie Gates and Devon Carney. Ms. Walborn also
had the opportunity to perform Summer Fairy in Victoria Morgan’s Cinderella, as well as
Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante, Michael Pink’s Dracula, Donald McKayle’s Hey-Hay: Going to
Kansas City, and Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Mercury. In 2014, Ms. Walborn began dancing with
Ballet Arizona, performing in Balanchine’s Rubies, Western Symphony, Walpurgisnacht,
Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and La Sonambula. She has also danced in Alexei Ratmansky’s Le
Carnaval des Animaux, as well as the US premiere of August Bournonville’s full length Napoli.
This is Ms. Walborn’s 5th season with Palmetto City Ballet. Since joining the company, she has
performed the title role in Jonathan Tabbert’s Snow Queen, as well as originating the role of
Lavinia Fisher in Tabbert’s Dance Macabre, the title role in Cinderella, and the solo Split
Second. Ms. Walborn has also been featured in a film documentary as a principal dancer in Why