Feature: Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts, while also training at Susan’s Dance Unlimited. She began her professional career at North Carolina Dance theatre where she danced ballets by Dwight Roden, George Balanchine and Alvin Ailey. She joined Alonzo King LINES Ballet in 2008 and had the pleasure of touring around… Continue reading Feature: Ashley Jackson


Feature: Ingrid Silva

Ingrid Silva began her formal ballet training at the age of 8 at Dançando Para Não Dançar, the Deborah Colker school and Escola de Dança Maria Olenewa. She has also apprenticed with Company Grupo Corpo in Brazil. After entering the Univercidade da Cidade College, she decided to follow her passion and traveled to New York… Continue reading Feature: Ingrid Silva


Feature: Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince was born in war-torn Sierra Leone during the decade long civil war that took place there.  After rebels killed her father, and her mother died, her uncle left her at an orphanage.  There she was taunted and abused by the women who cared for the children because she had a skin condition called… Continue reading Feature: Michaela DePrince