Lavinia ReidLavinia Reid, Guest Choreographer

Rainbow Dance Arts Co., Saga Ambegaokar and Dancers and others. Studied at the Boston School of Ballet with Tatiana Baboushkina, Boston Conservatory, American Ballet Center, Ballet Guild of Ithaca, and Village School. Choreographer and costumer designer for companies in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Texas, and the District of Columbia. Awarded scholarship to National Craft of Choreography Conference, and a residency at the Carlisle Project, funded by the Ford Foundation. Former faculty member, Ballet Center of Ithaca and the Seneca School of Ballet (Dundee, NY). Summer guest faculty, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Director of the Chambersburg Youth Ballet in Pennsylvania and teaches ballet at Wilson College in Shippensburg.

Jacob Taylor, Guest Artist

Jacob Taylor received his formative training at Boulder Ballet School and in the summer programs of American Ballet Theater, the School of American Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Kaatsbaan, and Perry Mansfield. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of the Ballet Performance Program at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where he was coached by Violette Verdy. At IU his repertoire included ballets by George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, Dwight Rohden, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp. His professional career includes working with such companies as Boulder Ballet, Christopher Caines Dance, Eglvesky Ballet, FJK Dance, Staten Island Ballet, and Thomas Ortiz Dance.

Trenton Loughlin, Guest Alumnus

A graduate of Point Park University with a B.A. in dance, Trenton has also studied with the Richmond Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, and the Ithaca Ballet. In addition, he studied dance pedagogy at Point Park. Most recently, Trenton was featured in Giselle, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty. One of his favorite experiences was performing in the 50th Anniverary Gala. He enjoys choreographing musicals for local high schools and community theater groups, and currently teaches at the Ballet Center.