ALICE IN
WONDERLAND

Digital Program

MARCH
3RD-5TH, 2023

RUSSELL
HILL ROGERS

Photo Credits: Marty Sohl Photography

Dancer: Andrea Huynh 

WELCOME

Dear Friends,
Welcome to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and Ballet SanAntonio’s production of The Nutcracker.

We are honored to return to the stage this season, a privilege we no longer take for granted. The challenges of the past year have humbled us, but your support, through your presence and your contributions, allows us to be on stage this season, performing for you, our greatest joy.

A special thank you to you, our patrons, and to the staff, board of directors and dancers of Ballet San Antonio and to H-E-B and to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, all without whom this production would not be possible.

On behalf of all of us at Ballet San Antonio, thank you for being here with us and please enjoy the show.

Sincerely,

Evin Nicole Eubanks                      

Chief Executive Officer 

Sofiane Sylve

Artistic Director, Ballet San Antonio
Director, School of Ballet San Antonio

MEET OUR

LEADERSHIP

Evin Nicole Eubanks

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,
BALLET SAN ANTONIO

MANAGER, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

Sofiane Sylve

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

MEET OUR

ARTISTIC TEAM

Rafael Ferreras

BALLET MASTER, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

INSTRUCTOR, SCHOOL OF
BALLET SAN ANTONIO

Robert Grossman

PRODUCTION MANAGER, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

PRODUCTION MANAGER,
SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

MEET OUR

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Amy Wilson

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Sarah Dalmolin

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

MEET OUR

COMPANY ROSTER

SOFIE BERTOLINI

FIRST SOLOIST, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

MICHAEL AGUDELO

FIRST SOLOIST, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

ANDREA HUYNH

SOLOIST, BALLET SAN ANTONIO LEARNING THAT MOVES YOU OUTREACH INSTRUCTOR WITH HAVEN FOR HOPE

BENJAMIN ROSE

SOLOIST, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

Babadag, Buse Headshot
BUSE BABADAG

SOLOIST, BALLET SAN ANTONIO INSTRUCTOR, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

BRENNA MULLIGAN

SOLOIST, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

Robichaud, Will Headshot
WILL ROBICHAUD

SOLOIST, BALLET SAN ANTONIO INSTRUCTOR, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

AARYANNA YANG

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

AIDAN CARRASQUEL

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

AIDEN MOSS

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO LEARNING THAT MOVES YOU OUTREACH INSTRUCTOR WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN ANTONIO

ALEXANDRA CAREY

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO INSTRUCTOR, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

ALEXA HORWATH

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

ELAINE BLANK

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO INSTRUCTOR, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

JULIA DAVIES

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO INSTRUCTOR, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

KALEY ALTHAUSEN

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

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LELAN LEWIS

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

MATTHEW FREZZELL

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO LEARNING THAT MOVES YOU OUTREACH INSTRUCTOR WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN ANTONIO

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SABRINA KHEIROLOMOOM

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO INSTRUCTOR, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO BILLING ADMINISTRATOR, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

SOPHIA MYERS

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

VIANCA PALACIOS

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO INSTRUCTOR, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

ZACHARY BENNETT

CORPS DE BALLET, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

Ashley Onks

APPRENTICE, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

EMMA WHEELER

APPRENTICE, BALLET SAN ANTONIO FRONT DESK ATTENDANT, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

HALEY BLACKWELDER

APPRENTICE, BALLET SAN ANTONIO

LOGAN ACKER

APPRENTICE, BALLET SAN ANTONIO FRONT DESK ATTENDANT, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

MIKAELA STEWART

APPRENTICE, BALLET SAN ANTONIO FRONT DESK ATTENDANT, SCHOOL OF BALLET SAN ANTONIO

ARTISTIC STAFF

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: 

Sofiane Sylve

Ballet Master: 

Rafael Ferreras

Production Manager: 

Robert Grossman

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Chief Executive Officer: 

Evin Nicole Eubanks

Accounting Manager: 

Amy Wilson

Administrative Assistant: 

Sarah Dalmolin

FOUNDER

Founder: 

Mayra Worthen

Medical Staff

Company Physicians:

David R. Schmidt, M.D.
 
Paul S. Saenz, D.O.
 
Ralph J. “Bud” Curtis, Jr., M.D.
 
Richard T. Steffen, M.D.
 
Robert “Bob” Girling, M.D.
 
Geoffrey P. Glebus, M.D.
 
Marque A. Allen, D.P.M.
 
Timothy S. Palomera, M.D.
Eliot J. Young, M.D.
 
Hector U. Lopez, M.D.
 
Lindsay P. Stephens, D.O.
 
Daniel Santa Maria, M.D.
 
Stephen Saenz, D.O.
 
E. R. Anderson III, M.D.
 
Jeremy Rush, M.D.
 

Company Physical Therapists:

Caryn Kadous, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Jayce Turner, PT, DPT
 
Kayana Troitter, PT, DPT
 
Joseph Sandoval, PT, DPT
 
Zachary Smith, PT, DPT
 
Mark Ruiz, ATC
 
Brian Nietz, PT, DPT, MTC
 
Danielle Aguilar, PT, DPT
Sebastian Lopez, PT, DPT
 
Barbara Guarriello, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Eric Leos, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Leanna Garza, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Matthew Hernandez, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
 
Giovan Reyes-Mercado, PT, DPT

Director:

Sofiane Sylve

Associate Director:

Michele Dement

SBSA Teachers:

Buse Babadag
 
Alexandria Ballew
 
Elaine Blank
 
Alexandra Carey
 
Julia Davies

 

SHAMEKA BROUSSARD

 

Rafael Ferreras
 
Sabrina Kheirolomoom
 
Vianca Palacios
 
Will Robichaud

Front Desk
Attendants :

Logan Acker
 
Mikaela Stewart
 
Emma Wheeler

 

BILLING ADMINISTRATOR :

SABRINA KHEIROLOMOOM
MEET OUR

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thank you to our dedicated board of directors and their commitment to Ballet San Antonio and the School of Ballet San Antonio. Our successes are achieved through their support and guidance.

Chair:

Lisa Galo Westmoreland

Immediate Past
Board Chair:

Dr. Christine Varela Mayer

Members:

John H. Frederick, Ph.D
 
Joe Loomis
 
Marissa Mata
 
David A. Tawil

Advisory Board:

Pam Crutchfield
 
Elizabeth Lorenz

Chair:

John H. Frederick, Ph.D.

Secretary:

Cheryl Burroughs

Member:

Joe Loomis

Photo Credits: Marty Sohl Photography

Dancer: Michael Agudelo

Synopsis

Welcome to the world premiere of Cinderella!

This delightful version is sure to charm all ages and prove there’s much more to “Happily Ever After”. Set to the spellbinding score of Prokofiev, we are shown that when we approach the world with perseverance, courage, grace, patience, kindness and love, wonderful things can prosper.

Through Cinderella’s adventures we are captivated on an emotional journey which reminds us that the road to happiness is sometimes paved with adversities and how we respond to challenges, ultimately helps us find the true happiness and magic in our lives.

Choreographed by Conny Mathôt, Cinderella is originally commissioned by Ballet San Antonio for Ballet San Antonio.

The Nutcracker

DECEMBER 2 – 11, 2022
No photography or videos during the performance, please.
 
Performance Length:
Approximately 1 hour, 45 Minutes including one 15 minute intermission.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

CHOREOGRAPHERS: 

Haley Henderson Smith and Easton Smith

Production Manager:

Robert Grossman

Production Consultant:

Bennett Gunning

STAGE MANAGER: 

Rebecca J. Simons

AUDIO EDITOR (Student Matinees):

Adam McCoy

ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORs: 

Francesco Milioto
(Except 12/3 – 7:30 pm)
Leonardo Pineda (12/3 – 7:30 pm)

Lighting Designer:

Mike Palmer

Video Editing:

Chuck Drew, Tech F/X
 
Unlimited LLC
 
Patrick McMillan, Toxey/McMillan Design Associates LLC

Wardrobe Supervisor:

Stacie Armendariz Healy

Wardrobe Assistant:

Jasmine Marcilla

Stagehands and Tech Crew:

I.A.T.S.E. Local 76

CHILDREN’S REHEARSAL DIRECTOR:

Michele Dement

EASTON SMITH

CHOREOGRAPHER

Easton began his professional career at the age of 17 with the renowned director and choreographer Michael Smuin. During his seven years with Smuin Ballet, he recreated numerous leading roles from Michael’s tenure as Director of San Francisco Ballet, as well as originating many roles created for him by Michael at Smuin Ballet. Smith would go on to work as a leading male dancer for the Sacramento Ballet, as well as Ballet SanJose where he met his wife, Haley.
 
Easton and Haley joined the cast of the pre-Broadway tour of Dirty Dancing whereEaston performed the leading role of Johnny Castle, as well as in the ensemble. Eastont hen joined the Broadway cast of Billy Elliot in New York City as Older Billy. After his work on Broadway, Easton and Haley decided to return to ballet and were invited to work with Ballet West under the direction of Adam Sklute as a Soloist. During his time with Ballet West, Easton also choreographed multiple pieces for the highly-acclaimedInnovations Program.
 
Easton has had the opportunity to work with some of the most influential choreographers, repetiteurs, teachers, and directors of our time.
 
After his retirement in 2013, Smith became a commercial helicopter pilot focusing on private executive charters, production, and aerial firefighting for the United StatesForestry Service. During that time, he also held the title of President of CoastalHelicopters, an aviation company based in the Los Angeles area.
 
Smith now has a successful Real Estate Group at the number one market center of the world’s leading brokerage.

HALEY HENDERSON SMITH

CHOREOGRAPHER

Haley grew up in Southern California where she trained with Clarissa Boeriu. At the age of 17, she received a contract with the Royal Danish Ballet and continued dancing there for six and a half seasons. While there, Haley had the privilege of creating roles in multiple works by Alexei Ratmansky, John Nuemier, and Tim Rushton, among others.

After dancing as a guest artist with American Ballet Theatre during their 2006Metropolitan Opera House season, Haley danced for two seasons with Ballet SanJose, where she met her husband, Easton. From there they joined the cast of the pre-Broadway tour of Dirty Dancing where Haley performed in the ensemble and the lead character Penny.

After training in New York City with David Howard, Willy Buhrman, and Nancy Bielski, Haley joined Ballet West as a soloist in 2010 and was promoted to rank of principle in2013. While at Ballet West she danced the full range of leading roles with the company including the principle woman in Balanchine’s Diamonds and Odette/Odile in SwanLake. She also originated roles in works by Nicolo Fonte, Jodie Gates, Val Caniporoli, and Easton Smith. Haley was also a world ambassador for Gaynor Minden pointe shoes and featured in Dance Magazine’s women’s issue in 2012.

CASTING

CHILDREN’S CAST

MOTHER GINGER

LOCAL HEROES

Rhoda Vance – Friday, December 9th- 7:30pm


Mona Helmy – Saturday, December 10th, 2pm


Dr. Jennifer Gardner – Sunday, December 11th, 2pm

ARTIST ROSTER

Classical Music Institute

ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORS: 

Francesco Milioto

Maestro Milioto is excited to be back in San Antonio and making his debut with Ballet San Antonio. The Nutcracker is a piece he has known and loved since high school, when he would accompany the dance studio. His 2022-23 season began with a successful production of Romeo and Juliet at the Florentine Opera, followed quickly by his return to OPERA San Antonio to lead Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Mr.

Milioto will begin the new year in Chicago working on a production of Hansel and Gretel at Lyric Opera of Chicago, before returning to San Antonio for OSA’s production of Romeo and Juliet this spring. Mr. Milioto is currently the Music Director at OPERA San Antonio and Artistic Advisor to the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.

VIOLIN I:

Henry Wang concertmaster
 
Haesol Lee associate concertmaster
 
Cindy Ahn
 
Sergio Carleo
 
Anna Khalikova
 
Pablo Stredel
 
Mario Zelaya
 
Luis Cuevas

VIOLIN II:

Mark Chien principal
 
Liana Branscome
 
Imanuel Sandoval
 
Gregory Mata
 
Gerson Medina
 
Juan Yanez
 
Akhmed Mamedov

VIOLA

Alexandra Simpson principal
 
Kevin Hsu
 
Roberto Enriquez
 
Tal MacGee
 
Andrea Torres
 
Joe Burke

CELLO

Andrew Janns principal
 
Pedro Bonet
 
Enn Rene Díaz Malave
 
Eva Maria Barbado Gutierrez
 
Maria Elvira Hoyos

DOUBLE BASS

Luis Primera principal
 
Daniel Tancredi
 
Diego Garza

FLUTE

Katherine Rivas principal

 

OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Orlando Salazar principal

 

CLARINET

Samuel Aparicio principal
 
Heidy Rodriguez
 

 

BASOON

Geronis Bravo principal
 

 

HORN

Nelson Yovera principal
 
Asunción Martinez

 

TRUMPET

Ismael Cañizares principal
 
Omri Barak

 

TROMBONE

Ruben Tovar principal
 

TIMPANI

Gregory Messa principal
 

PERCUSSION

Eric Peterson principal
 

HARP

Caitlin Ayala
 

CELESTA

Wayne Ching principal
 

DONORS

ALLEGRO CIRCLE MEMBERS

Allegro Circle 1:

Friend of Ballet San Antonio

Allegro Circle 4:

Jason Warman
 
Paul & Christine Mayer
 
Steven Rodriguez, Jr.

PETIT ALLEGRO MEMBERS

Petit Allegro 1:

Dahlia Gamez
 
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Kushner

Petit Allegro 2:

Anne Hardinge
 
Daniel Camacho
 
Dr. & Mrs. John Frederick
 
Robert Lidowski

SPECIAL THANKS

Carla and John Brozovich
 
Karen Lee and David Zachry
 
Mike Fresher and the Team of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
 
Tribu
 
Elizabeth Lorenz
 
Pam Crutchfield
 
Mayor Ron Nirenberg
 
David Ritter and Grant Peters, Barnes and Thornburg LLP
 
Tracy and Judge Nelson Wolff
 
Mayor JR Trevino and the City of Castle Hills
 
Caryn Kadous, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Jayce Turner, PT, DPT
 
Kayana Troitter, PT, DPT
 
Joseph Sandoval, PT, DPT
 
Zachary Smith, PT, DPT
 
Mark Ruiz, ATC
 
Brian Nietz, PT, DPT, MTC
 
Danielle Aguilar, PT, DPT
Sebastian Lopez, PT, DPT
 
Barbara Guarriello, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Eric Leos, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Leanna Garza, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Matthew Hernandez, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
 
Giovan Reyes-Mercado, PT, DPT

CORPORATE

FOUNDATIONS

RUSSELL
HILL ROGERS

GOVERNMENT

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

ALICE IN
WONDERLAND
Digital Program

MARCH
3RD-5TH, 2023