Artists & Collaborators

Douglas Martin +
Artistic Director
Douglas Martin
Douglas Martin (Artistic Director) started his ballet training with Dimitri Romanoff at the San Jose Ballet School and was one of six dancers selected by Mikhail Baryshnikov to study in the newly-formed American Ballet Theatre School. He was invited to join the Joffrey Ballet in 1984 where, as a principal dancer, he performed roles in ballets by Ashton, Arpino, Cranko, Balanchine, Joffrey, Taylor, Pendleton, Kudelka and many other great 20th century choreographers.  Martin was featured in performances of Dance in America on PBS and was an original cast member of the historic recreation of Nijinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps. He was among the last dancers of the Joffrey Ballet to spend the majority of his career in the company working under founder Robert Joffrey. Martin joined the Cleveland Ballet in 1991 and danced an array of principal roles including the Minister in Agnes deMille’s Fall River Legend. In 1993, Martin was invited to join the American Repertory Ballet.  As leading dancer and Ballet Master for ARB, Martin collaborated with directors in creating ballets, including productions as the original cast lead in Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, The Dream and The Nutcracker. Martin continued to be a principal dancer in the company as well as Ballet Master for ARB and PBW and Principal Faculty for the Summer Intensive until his retirement from performing in 2002. After retiring from ARB as a performer, Martin expanded his teaching, production and choreographic work. Martin has been an integral part of the teaching staff at the Princeton Ballet School, Rutgers University and Westminster Choir College, and has also served as the School’s Music Director and PBW Ballet Master. He has staged full-length and repertory ballets for several companies, including Romeo and Juliet and Philip Jerry’s Our Town. Additionally, Martin has choreographed for several Princeton Ballet School productions, including Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Don Quixote and Coppélia. In 2010, Mr. Martin became Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet. Since then, he has premiered a new production of Nutcracker, choreographed several new works including Ephemeral Possessions, Pathways, Rite of Spring, Firebird and a full-length Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Pride and Prejudice, and has commissioned 29 company premieres, including 19 world premieres.
Mary Barton +
Ballet Master & Resident Choreographer
Mary Barton
Mary Barton (Ballet Master & Resident Choreographer) received her dance training at The Washington School of Ballet under the direction of Mary Day and participated in summer courses at the School of American Ballet and Joffrey Ballet School. Her professional experience began when she performed with The Washington Ballet as a soloist in Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony and in the principal role in Tom Paczik’s Tzigane. Early professional credits include the Oldenburg Staat Ballet in Germany and several seasons with Dayton Ballet. In 1986, Ms. Barton joined the Joffrey Ballet/NY where she performed a variety of roles in the great ballets of the 20th century. Robert Joffrey created the role of Clara for her in the world premiere of his new Nutcracker. Ms. Barton was featured along with Gerald Arpino in an interview with Charlie Rose for the world premiere of Robert Joffrey’s Nutcracker. Ms. Barton TV credits include performances in Dance in America on PBS and she was an original cast member of the historic recreation of Nijinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps. From 1993–2004, Ms. Barton was a principal dancer with American Repertory Ballet where notable roles include Sugar Plum Fairy, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Emily in Our Town and leads in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Rubies, Concerto Barocco and Serenade. Ms. Barton has been on the faculty of the Princeton Ballet School since 1994 and is one of the primary teachers and choreographers for the Summer Intensive. She is a former ballet faculty member at Princeton University and current faculty at Rider University’s Music Theater Department. As Resident Choreographer and Ballet Master of ARB, Ms. Barton’s works include Straight Up with a Twist, Five Men and a Concerto, Faerie Tyme, Fantasy Baroque, Shades of Time, A Shepherd Singing (And I Still Heard Nothing) and her newest work Scarlet Sonata. She has also choreographed over two dozen works for Princeton Ballet School’s spring full-length ballets and Summer Intensive.
Kathleen Moore +
Kathleen Moore
Kathleen Moore  trained with Dame Sonia Arova and Thor Sutowski at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and attended summer intensives at the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) School.  She graduated from ASFA as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and moved to NY to join ABT II in 1980. Invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to become a member of the corps of ABT in 1982, Ms. Moore was appointed soloist in 1988 and Principal dancer in 1991. Her work included roles across the classical, dramatic, modern and contemporary repertory. Agnes de Mille, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris and other respected choreographers created roles for her and she was a member of the premiere tour of the White Oak Dance Project under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris in 1990. Ms. Moore has appeared in several dance documentaries, the Herbert Ross movie  Dancers, and was interviewed on The Charlie Rose Show. Ms. Moore began teaching for Princeton Ballet School in 1993 as a guest teacher and has worked with ARB since 2006. She is also a member of the ballet faculty at the Lewis Center of the Arts at Princeton University.  Ms. Moore is certified to teach all levels of ballet through the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Kirk Peterson +
Resident Choreographer
Kirk Peterson
Kirk Peterson had a distinguished career for 17 years with American Ballet Theatre as principal dancer, choreographer, Artistic Director of ABTII, Ballet Master, Principal Character Artist and as Master Teaching Associate. Peterson was also Artistic Director of the Hartford Ballet for five years. As a choreographer, Peterson has created over 50 ballets including new versions of The Firebird and Le Sacre du Printemps. His choreography has been seen with San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Washington Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, BalletMet, San Francisco Opera and The Royal Ballet School. He is a specialist in re-staging the full-length classical repertoire such as Swan LakeThe Sleeping Beauty and Giselle utilizing original choreography and technique. He was nominated for the prestigeous Prix Benois de la Danse in Moscow for Othello, created for Alberta Ballet. Peterson was resident choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet for six years and he is also a repetiteur for the Antony Tudor Ballet Trust. American Repertory Ballet restaged Peterson’s Glazunov Variations for the 2010-2011 Season and The Eyes That Gently Touch for the 2011-2012 Season. In 2013, Peterson choreographed Tears of the Moon for American Repertory Ballet, fulfilling his long-held desire to create a work to music by Beethoven.
Patrick Corbin +
Guest Choreographer
Patrick Corbin was born and raised in Maryland, where he began his dance training at the Washington School of Ballet. In 1983, Corbin moved to New York City to study at the School fo American Ballet and in 1984 joined ABTII. In 1985, he joined the Joffrey Ballet and was introduced to the choreography of Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Mark Morris, Frederick Ashton, Laura Dean, Leonide Massine, Vaslav Nijinsky, Pilobolus and Paul Taylor. He joined Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1989 and in fifteen years he became one of its most celebrated artists -- featured in five PBS Great Performances; in the Academy Award nominated documentary “Dancemaker,” and recipient of the New York Performance Award for Sustained Achievement with The Paul Taylor Dance Company. Since retiring from the Taylor Company in 2005, Corbin has danced with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and stages his own work and the work of Paul Taylor on companies throughout the world. He is also Artistic Director of CorbinDances.
Ann Marie De Angelo +
Guest Choreographer
Ann Marie De Angelo has worked internationally as a dancer, choreographer, director, and producer.  A former principal of the Joffrey Ballet, she was featured in TIME Magazine as one of America’s most promising ballerinas. She founded her own experimental dance troupe in the late-80’s called Ballet D’Angelo, which toured extensively  in Europe; was the founding Artistic Director of Ballet de Monterrey, Mexico; and Associate Director of the Joffrey Ballet. Ms. DeAngelo has also been the producer and director of nine Gala dance shows, that raised funds of over $1 Million, to benefit the mission of Career Transition For Dancers.   As Choreographer, Ms. DeAngelo has created 50 works including full-evening pieces, Zeitgeist I & II; The Last of the Best; and Gypsy Band. Choreography for ballet companies include the Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba; Ohio Ballet; Pittsburgh Ballet Theater; Oregon Ballet Theater;  Nevada Ballet Theater; BalletNY, and ABT Studio Company. She has created several works for Ballet de Monterrey, including “Paradise”, starring Hip Hop pioneer Mr. Wiggles, in a lead role, and won the Margot Fontyne Award for “new artistic innovation”.  She has created works for various universities including Goucher College and Marymount Manhattan College. In 2003, Ms. DeAngelo created a one-act ghost love story based on the true Bell Witch ghost story. The Bell Witch was nominated for a “Benois de la Danse” Award in 2004, and a segment was performed at the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow. DeAngelo participated in the inaugural season of The National Choreography Initiative in 2005, and was one of six chose choreographers to participate in Dance Break 2006, a high-profile showcase for choreographers in the Broadway community. She choreographed a new musical in China, called The Promise, which premiered at the Shanghai Expo 2010. As contributing choreographer for CTFD shows she commissioned and choreographing a new song by Marvin Hamlisch, called I’m Really Dancing. It featured Mr. Hamlisch along with Angela Lansbury, Charlotte d’Amboise, Ann Reinking, Desmond Richardson, Chita Rivera, and DeAngelo’s brand, an eclectic mix of dancers - from all disciplines.  Ms. DeAngelo has directed dance shows that include “The Variety Show Jugglin’ Styles” starring Michael Moschen, “Thank You Gregory - A Tribute to Legends of Tap.  In 2012 Ms. DeAngelo conceived and directed Capezio’s 125th Anniversary Celebration at City Center.   Ms. DeAngelo has taught, for numerous dance companies, universities and summer courses, and has a certificate in Arts Administration from New York University.
Trinette Singleton +
Guest Choreographer
Trinette Singleton began her professional career with New York’s Joffrey Ballet in 1965, having received her early training with Harriet A. James in her home state of Massachusetts.  She has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, performing in ballets by notable choreographers such as Joffrey, Arpino, Ashton, Balanchine, Cranko, DeMille, Jooss, and Tudor.  She was thrust into national prominence in 1967, appearing in the multi-media ballet, Astarte, created for her by Robert Joffrey.  Following her performing years, Ms. Singleton became Ballet Mistress/Teacher for the Joffrey Ballet, as well as Administrative Assistant to Robert Joffrey.  She later joined the Faculty and Advisory Board of the Joffrey Ballet School, where she still teaches.  She joined Ballet Theatre Pennslvania as Ballet Mistess/Choreographer in 1990, and acted as BTP Artistic Director in 1994.  In 1995, she formed Bravo!Dance with Nana Badrena, a faculty member of The Joffrey Ballet School.  She also taught in the BFA Program at The New School University in NYC, in 1999. Currently, Singleton is co-artistic director of Repertory Dance Theatre in Allentown, and also serves as a faculty member in the DeSales University Department of Performing and Fine Arts. She has been artistic director of The Joffrey Texas Workshop in San Antonio since 2006, and serves as guest teacher for The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. She staged Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi for ARB and choreographed Capriccios (2012) and Dreams Interrupted (2014) on the company.
Philip Jerry +
Guest Choreographer
Phillip Jerry spent 15 years as a principal with the Joffrey Ballet. He performed a variety of roles and was most noted as a gifted actor and partner. After retiring from ballet, Jerry returned to college at Princeton University and graduated with an art history degree. While at Princeton, he worked as Ballet Master for American Repertory Ballet. It was during this time that Jerry reworked and staged Our Town. Jerry passed away in 1996.
Rachel Jacquin +
Company Manager | Assistant Stage Manager
Rachel Jacquin

Rachel is a graduate of Rider University: Westminster College of the Arts with a BA in Theater, concentration in Theater Studies, with a minor in American Studies. She works as a Stage Manager throughout the year for DanceNOW @ Joe’s Pub and has worked as the ASM for several other New York City dance companies, such as Douglas Dunn and Dancers (Aidos) & Keigwin+Co. (Kabaret). She has also stage managed for Steps Repertory Ensemble and Soul Arts Academy (The Infinity Wings). Rachel recently worked as the Production Coordinator for the Princeton Festival. She also stage managed a NYC play adaptation of Don Delilo’s novel The Body Artist. This is her 4th season working with ARB (credits include Pride and Prejudice, Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Firebird, Rite of Spring, Afternoon of the Faun and Don Quixote). Other past credits include Stage Managing Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man with Art House Productions and Special Events Director at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.

Janessa Cornell Urwin +
Wardrobe Manager
Janessa Cornell Urwin

Originally from Albany, N.Y., Janessa began her career as a ballet dancer, training at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts and dancing with the Roxey Ballet Company and as a trainee with American Repertory Ballet. Since transitioning into costuming, she has coordinated wardrobe for many productions including ARB’s Nutcracker, Princeton Ballet School’s Don Quixote and Swan Lake, and other repertory programs.  She served as seasonal Wardrobe Supervisor at the Bucks County Playhouse, working on numerous plays and musicals. She was privileged to work with the original cast of Mothers and Sons, a critically acclaimed drama on Broadway. Janessa’s design work with ARB includes Mary Barton’s Shades of Time, Scarlet Sonata, Kirk Peterson’s Glazunov Variations, and Carmen.

Allison Bonin +
Wardrobe Assistant
Allison Bonin

In Spring of 2016 Allison Bonin graduated from the Maine College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion and textile design with a minor in art history. During her time in Portland, she interned with Portland Ballet’s costume designer, Amy Baxter, for two full seasons where she created costumes for several productions including Boy Meets Girl, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Portland Ballet’s Victorian Nutcracker. As Pamela Moulton’s studio assistant, Allison completed a number of freelance projects for many creative clients, such as the creation of life-sized puppets for Fritz Grobe’s Traveling Light, and the design and installation of set pieces for Sara Juli’s Tense Vagina.

Christopher Chambers +
Lighting Designer

Designs for theater, dance, opera and special events. Dance: Ailey II, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Lustig Dance Theatre, Parsons Dance, Manchester Ballet, Ram Island Dance. Theatre: Cape Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, York Theatre, Curtain Call Inc., Boston College, Montclair State University, University of Hartford, Dramatics NYC, Gallery Players,Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company, Resort Players, M+D Productions. A Connecticut native, Chris currently lives in New York City and freelances as a designer and consultant. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut.

Peter C. Cook +
Stage Manager
Peter C. Cook
Peter C. Cook has been stage manager for American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School for many years. He has also worked with the Martha Graham Company and the Phillip Glass Ensemble world tour of KOYAANISQATSI. Off Broadway he was Production Stage Manager for Three Ways Home at the Astor Place Theatre and managed an evening of music, dance and spoken word with Max Roach, Bill T Jones and Toni Morrison at Lincoln Center’s Serious Fun Festival. In addition, Peter is an award winning and widely published photographer.
Gail Fresia +
Costume Designer and Technician - Carmen
Gail Fresia is the costume designer and technician at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.   She has also worked with the following companies and schools, University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Middlebury College, Hartford Ballet, Pilobolus Dance Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Zaccho Dance Theatre, California Actor’s Theater, Southern California Conservatory Theater, National Theatre of the Deaf, Hartbeat Ensemble, Bated Breath Theater’s production of Beneath the Gavel for 59E59th Theater NYC, Production Workshop of Taiwan, ROC, The Rolling Stones Tour, Maurice Sendak, and Cirque du Soleil. She was nominated for the Isadore Duncan Award for her collaboration with Sandra Woodall for Zaccho Dance Theatre’s production of Invisible Wings.