SAN ANTONIO GUEST FACULTY
NATHALIE MARRABLE JULY 20
Born and raised in South Africa, Nathalie Marrable grew up in the easy going surfing town of Jeffrey’s Bay. At 13 she left home after being scouted by premier danseur John Magnus of The Joffrey Ballet who provided full scholarship to study in the USA. After graduation from Boston Ballet School, Nathalie danced classically with professional companies such as: Boston Ballet, Alberta Ballet, The Goh Ballet Youth Company, English National Ballet, Ontario Ballet Theatre & Canadian Symphony Orchestra. After a time on the road she moved to London, England where she was Soloist with Synergy, a modern ballet company based out of "The Place".
Nathalie has choreographed and creatively directed live stage & television productions for fashion house Dosso Dossi with supermodel Miranda Kerr, Koc Festival, Miss Turkey Elidor, Adidas, Smirnoff for Madonna (MDNA), British Petroleum (BP), Sony Experia, Ziynet Sali, Hale Caneroğlu, Yuksek Sadakat for Eurovision, maNga for RedBull Soundclash, Tarkan, Star TV, The Beyaz Show, equity musicals Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, South Pacific and more. In 2012 she began collaborating with Turkey's reigning recording artist Kenan Doğulu and creatively directed a 10 dancer, 16 city tour for Fanta Coca Cola.
She has been featured in magazines abroad such as Marie Claire, Kadinca & 10SAYFA. As an actress/dancer she has appeared in episodes for Disney, Hellcats, Superman, Doctor Who, Eureka, Flash Gordon. Film credits include Center Stage II, Night At the Museum, Step Up & Life Movie Network. She is guest faculty for DeSales University, University of Hartford and an adjudicator for Showbiz National Dance Competition. Dancers can find her Cabaret Burlesque classes at Broadway Dance Center in midtown Manhattan.
After two years as Female Swing u/s Olga with the Tony Award winning musical "An American in Paris", Nathalie is currently on the road with the "My Fair Lady" 1st National Broadway Tour.
JOVAN DANSBERRY JULY 21
Jōvan Dansberry is originally from St.Louis and received his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Based now in New York City, Jōvan is a performer, choreographer, and instructor working in both the theatre and commercial sectors. Some of his TV Credits Include: POSE on FX, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Samsung, SNL, Dancing With The Stars, And The Tony Awards. Live Performance/Theatre: King Kong on Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, Hairspray at Dallas Theater Center, Memphis, And Saturday Night Fever The Musical. He Has Also Worked With Artists And Choreographers Such As Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Karlie Kloss, Jimmy Fallon, Camille A. Brown, Sarah O’Gleby, And Many More.
REGAN HUTSELL JULY 22
Ms. Hutsell began her dance training at the age of four in Katy, Texas. She spent her formative years studying Royal Academy of Dance ballet, along with tap and jazz.
She later on continued her training with John Magnus at the Portland Festival Ballet in Portland Oregon, and then with Phillip Broomhead and Kelly Ann Vitacca at Vitacca Dance Project in Houston Texas.
At the age of seventeen after recovering from a complete ACL reconstruction, Ms. Hutsell completed her pre-professional training under the direction of master teachers Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, and Nelson Madrigal at Feijóo Ballet School.
Ms. Hutsell has spent her summers training at ballet schools such as American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and School of American Ballet.
After attending the Invitational week of the Rockettes Summer Intensive in 2019, Ms. Hutsell auditioned to become a Radio City Rockette. She was subsequently hired at the age of eighteen for the Christmas Spectacular as a Rockette for the 2019/2020 season.
Ms. Hutsell has also been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, The New York Post, and NBC Nightly News.
Some of Ms. Hutsell’s favorite roles to perform have been the Señorita in the Bournonville ballet La Ventana, Dew Drop Fairy in the Nutcracker, and the iconic Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers in the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes.
DEBORAH WINGERT JULY 23
Ms. Wingert began her training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth ballet under Marcia Dale Weary and became a scholarship student at the School of American Ballet in New York. At the age of sixteen, she was selected by George Balanchine to join New York City Ballet. During her fifteen years with the company, Ms. Wingert danced over twenty-five principal, soloist, and featured roles in productions that include Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coppelia, Orpheus, Symphony in C, Jewels, Who Cares?,La Valse, Stars and Stripes, Prodigal Son, Bourree Fantastique, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, The Nutcracker, The Four Temperaments, and Mozartiana, Jerome Robbins’ The Concert and Antique Epigraphs, and Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty. A principal and soloist with numerous nationally acclaimed companies, her film and television credits include The Nutcracker (Time-Warner), PBS “Great Performance” Dinner With Balanchine, “Dance in America” Balanchine - Serenade and Western Symphony, Peter Martins’ Concerto for Two Solo Pianos and “Live from Lincoln Center” A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Deborah Wingert is a prize-winning choreographer, receiving third place in the Northeast Regional Festival for Emerging Female Choreographers for her work Six by Six: Opus 56 for the Cumberland Dance Company. She is one of a small group of artists selected by the Balanchine Trust to set his choreography. In this capacity she has traveled throughout the United States and Europe setting and staging the Balanchine repertoire for companies including the Vancouver Ballet Society, West Virginia Ballet Company, Boston Dance Company, Northeast Ballet, Ballet Center of St. Louis, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She staged The Four Temperaments for Harvard University, and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux for the New York International Ballet competition
Ms. Wingert has taught at the School of American Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet Academy East, the Livingston Ballet, Boston Dance Company, and the Vancouver Ballet Society to name a few. She has been a guest lecturer and instructor for the New York City Public Library, the University of Wisconsin, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of the Arts, the Northeast Ballet, Princeton University and Harvard.
CLAUDIA SCHREIER JULY 24
Claudia Schreier has choreographed for dance, opera and film across the U.S. and internationally. She is the Choreographer in Residence at Atlanta Ballet and has been commissioned by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Juilliard Opera, Vail Dance Festival, ABT Studio Company, New York Choreographic Institute and Guggenheim Works & Process. Her upcoming commissions include a premiere for Miami City Ballet in 2021. She has contributed to programs at the White House, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and for the Kennedy Center Honors. Her work is the subject of two documentaries, most recently PBS’s Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants, nominated for an Emmy Award (Capital Region). She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, Toulmin Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, NEFA National Dance Project Award, Lotos Prize, and Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize.
DIRECTOR / EDUCATOR
Mr. Villanueva grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He began his dance training with Shawn Knife and later joined the University of Incarnate Word Ballet School. Mauro attended a summer course and consequently studied for two years at the Nutmeg Conservatory in Connecticut.
In August of 2000, Mr. Villanueva joined the Joffrey Ballet as an apprentice and later received a full company contract.
During his thirteen years at the Joffrey Ballet he danced ballets by world renown choreographers, was a union representative for the artists, and was one of two dancers chosen to participate in the search for the new artistic director. He appeared as a representative for the Joffrey Ballet and on television and radio in Chicago, San Antonio, Los Angeles and Manila, Philippines.
Mr. Villanueva retired from the Joffrey Ballet to pursue a career as an independent artist, teacher, coach, and choreographer. He has worked for Barak Ballet, Intermezzo Dance Company, Ballet San Antonio, The Jacksonville Symphony and others. He has taught at the Colburn School, Edge Performing Arts Center, Regional Dance America Mid-States and Southwest Festivals, The New Orleans Ballet Association, The New Jersey Ballet, and Eglevsky Ballet. Mr. Villanueva is also part of Cultivating Better Tomorrows, a company dedicated to educating dance communities in diversity and inclusion.
DIRECTOR / EDUCATOR
Kenny Borchard is an alumni of Idyllwild Arts Academy and the University of Arizona. Since graduating Kenny has worked on television and commercial projects with credits including a featured role on TruTV’s Fake Off, What Not to Wear, Toyota Pruis, Mobbed, and Lifetime’s Petals on the Wind. Kenny has worked with Odyssey Dance Theatre, Solevita Dance Company, Pacific Festival Ballet, and Pasadena Dance Theatre and others. Kenny was a closing cast member of “Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular” at Disney’s California Adventure.
Besides dancing, Mr. Borchard assisted the marketing and production of Los Angeles Dance Festival in its early years as a festival. As an educator, Mr. Borchard has taught on the faculty of Broadway Dance Center's Children and Teen Program and has taught as a guest educator around the country. Mr. Borchard is also a judge for In10sity competition. This is Kenny's 4th year as director of Joffrey Texas!
Diane Orio began dancing at age 8 in her native New Jersey. She later studied at the School of American Ballet and then joined The Joffrey Ballet in 1968 where she danced for more than ten years. Later she became ballet mistress for the company working under Robert Joffrey’s guidance. She has lead dancers through ballets for choreographers such as Tharp, Kylian, Ailey, Feld and Arpino. Mr. Joffrey brought Diane to be on faculty at his first Texas Workshop.
Trinette Singleton was a principal dancer with The Joffrey Ballet for nearly twenty years. She was thrust into national prominence in 1967, appearing in the multi-media ballet, Astarte, created on her by her mentor, Robert Joffrey. She was the first American dancer to appear on the cover of the national news magazine - Time.
Currently, Trinette is Co-Artistic Director of Repertory Dance Theatre in Allentown, PA. She is also on the faculty at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. In 2010, Trinette was appointed to the Board of Directors for The Gerald Arpino Foundation. She is on the Advisory Board for Cecchetti USA and has recently been made an Honorary Member of Cecchetti International-Classical Ballet.
Trinette holds her Licentiate, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London, England, and her Doctor of Fine Arts, Honoris Causa, DeSales University.
Originally from Shreveport, LA, Bailey Anglin began her training at Carol Anglin Dancenter where she was a member of Louisiana Dance Theatre and was featured in Gala performances of Regional Dance America, International Ballet Competition/Jackson, and Tanzsommer Austria Festivals. She furthered her education by studying at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation from KAB, Bailey accepted a traineeship with the Richmond Ballet. She attended numerous summer intensives including Kirov Academy of Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Richmond Ballet and Ballet Austin. She has taught for summer intensives including Ballet Austin and Michigan Ballet Academy.
As a dancer, Bailey has performed classical repertoire as well as contemporary choreography by Robert Battle, Christopher Huggins, Dianne Maroney-Grigsby, Billy Siegenfeld, Chet Walker, Stephen Mills, and more. Bailey recently completed her second and final season with Ballet Austin and has relocated to New York City.
Jared Oaks, one of the leading young ballet conductors in the United States, is Music Director of Ballet West. Since joining the company in 2008, Jared has conducted at the Capitol Theatre and Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, the Kennedy Center, Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, the Wortham Theater in Houston, and the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis. He is also in demand as a collaborative pianist throughout the country.
Jared studied with renowned conductors Terence Kern, Ronald Staheli, and in masterclasses throughout Europe and North America. He is a fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation and co-founder of the Composer Discovery Initiative.