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The Junior Company

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The Junior Company was created for the top students training at Hawaii State Ballet in the Advanced level. The Junior Company is given performance opportunities as part of a successful program that provides the caliber of training, technique, strength, style and performance quality needed for the most talented students to enter the world of professional dance. These students receive special training, guided and coached by John Landovsky.

Performances range from classical to contemporary. The classical repertoire includes: The Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, Paquita, Les Sylphides, La Bayadere, and Coppelia, as well as classical pas deux. Contemporary choreography is also created for the Junior Company as a compliment to classical training.

Our Alumni

The Hawaii State Ballet Junior Company has been an important training tool for many local dancers who have pursued a professional career. The following is a list of some of our former students who are carrying on the legacy of dance, and the ballet companies where they have danced or are currently dancing. All trained at Hawaii State Ballet for eight to thirteen years, and all performed in the Hawaii State Ballet Junior Company.

Romi Beppu Boston Ballet, Principal Ballet West, Principal American Ballet Theatre ---
Amanda Schull San Francisco Ballet Star of the movies, Centerstage and Mao's Last Dancer --- ---
Elizabeth Mertz Bronze Medalist, Int'l. Ballet Competition 1995, Helsinki, Finland American Ballet Theatre Joffrey Ballet Washington Ballet
Jacquelyn Dowsett Radio City Rockette Backup dancer for Cher at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; recurring "Cheerio" on the Fox sitcom, Glee BFA in Dance from SMU ---
Erica Wong 1st Place Winner, American Ballet Competition 2010, Austin TX; Ballet Theatre of Maryland --- ---
Bradley Wong Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre --- --- ---
Mairi Bell Kirov Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia --- --- ---
Ryan Camou Smuin Ballet State Street Ballet --- ---
Adealani Gerkewicz State Street Ballet Colorado Ballet --- ---
Heather Haar Arizona Ballet Nevada Dance Theatre --- ---
Bonnie Hair Lake Erie Ballet Co-Director Erie Bayfront Dance Junior Company Mercyhurst College, BA in Dance ---
Spencer Keith Bolshoi School, Moscow Princess Grace Academy, Monte Carlo --- ---
Nicole Lam Owner, Prisma Ballet, Honolulu BA in Dance from University of Hawaii --- ---
Mareva Minerbi University of Iowa Youth Ballet instructor Poetic Rebound Performance Company, Iowa --- ---
Brigitte Noguchi Ballet instructor, Honolulu --- --- ---
Kamakoa Page Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Owner, Page Academy of Dance --- ---
Jennifer Rowe State Street Ballet --- --- ---
Carrie Siko Faculty/Office Manager, Hawaii State Ballet BFA in Dance from TCU --- ---
Bryan Skates Maryland Ballet Richmond Ballet --- ---

Ballet Competitions

Our students have also participated in international ballet competitions such as, the famous International Ballet Competitions held in Varna, Bulgaria; Helsinki, Finland; and Jackson, Mississippi; the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition in Kiev, the Ukraine; the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland; the Youth America Grand Prix Competition in New York City; the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida; and the American Ballet Competition in Austin, Texas.