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2018-2019 Company Members


Luke Xavier 

Luke Xavier, Luke Perkins, Ballet Dancer

This is Luke’s third season as a company member with TCB, after dancing as an apprentice. A New Hampshire native, Luke has trained
at New England Civic Ballet, Dean College in Massachusetts and Ballet Royale Minnesota, and has danced with Lostwax Multimedia Dance in Rhode Island. Luke has danced many featured roles with Twin Cities Ballet, including the Impresario in “Coppelia Nouveau,” the Creature in TCB original production “Victor,” the Cavalier in "A Minnesota Nutcracker," and Pink in "The Wall: A Rock Ballet."

Natalie Rossi

Natalie Rossi, Ballet Dancer

A Georgia native, this is Natalie’s fourth full season with TCB, after previously dancing as a guest artist. Natalie graduated from the pre- professional program at International City School of Ballet, and was a trainee with the Richmond Ballet. She has won bronze and silver medals at the Youth America Grand Prix. Natalie has also danced with the Montgomery Ballet and Charleston Ballet Theatre. Natalie has danced lead roles in TCB’s original productions including Swanilda in “Coppélia Nouveau” Cinderella in “Cinderella 1944: A Love Story,” and the Sugar Plum Fairy in "A Minnesota Nutcracker."

Marissa Debenedictis

This is Marissa’s third season with TCB. Marissa has danced with Chicago Repertory Ballet, Thodos Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chciago, and a second company member with Atlanta Ballet. Marissa performed in Ruth Page’s production of Nutcracker as the role of “Marzipan” and “Snow,” and has appeared in Atlanta’s Ballet’s productions of “Cinderella” and Michael Pinks “Dracula. With TCB she has danced many featured roles including Snow Queen, Spanish Pas de Deux, and Flower Queen in "A Minnesota Nutcracker," Mother in Pink Floyd's "The Wall: A Rock Ballet," the Diva in “Coppélia Nouveau”

Bios and Photos to Come Soon:


Micah Chermak


Lauren Ganther


Antonio Lopez



Associate Company Dancers: (Bios and Photos coming soon)

Yellie Shustack

Demetrius McClendon


Twin Cities Ballet Apprentices:  (Bios and Photos Coming Soon)

          Sarah Maler

Laura Jansen


Kotomi Iwase


Christian Moore






Twin Cities Ballet Trainees:

Christina Cummings             Shannon Moore




TCB’s Apprentices and Trainees are also in the Professional Trainee Division (day program) at TCB’s official school and home, Ballet Royale Minnesota.

Photos provided by Thomas McCartney Photography























































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