Hallie Rumsey Lasersohn began her dance training at the age of 13 in Media Pennsylvania under the direction of Anastasia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy. She danced as an apprentice with International Ballet Classique for 3 years before joining Ballet Theatre of Maryland where her repertoire included Dying Swan, Paquita pas de deux, Arabian, and Marzipan lead from the Nutcracker. She has competed as a finalist in Youth America Grand Prix and attended Summer Intensives with The Academy of International Ballet, Kirov Ballet school, Joffrey Ballet School, and Koresh Dance Company. She danced as a trainee with American Repertory Ballet for one season before joining the second company.
Andrea Marini started dancing at the age of 5 in a town near his hometown of Rome, Italy. In 2014 he joined the Opera di Roma Theatre Schol and graduated in July 2019. During his senior year he was selected to perform in a Gala near Milan, the Nutcracker Pax De De Deux staged by Pablo Moret and Ofelia Gonzalez. In his graduation exam he performed Ali variation from Le Corsaire. He trained with Alessandro Molin, Pablo Moret, Ofelia Gonzalez, Valentina Canuti, Alessandro Bigonzetti. He joined the 2019 PBS Summer Intensive where he received a full scholarship for the trainee program. This is his first season with ARB2.
Nina Yoshida was born in New York City and began her ballet training at the New Jersey School of Ballet at the age of 11. After attending the 2013 summer program at Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City, she was invited to study in their professional training program. Upon graduation in 2015, she joined the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Studio Company. During her time as a company dancer with Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, her leading roles included Marie/Sugar Plum (Nutcracker), Who in Stealing Time, Lead Bacchanal (Walpurgisnacht), Eternal Spring Pas de Deux from Leonid Yakobson’s Rodin, and Maria in Calvary Halt. In addition, Nina was a guest artist with Benjamin Briones Ballet, a contemporary ballet company in New York City, and with New Jersey Ballet during their 2017 Nutcracker season. Nina joined American Repertory Ballet in 2018 and is excited to begin her first year as a company apprentice. During her time here, she has performed many soloist and leading roles. Her repertoire includes Dewdrop, Marzipan lead, Spanish lead, and Chinese lead in The Nutcracker, Zulma from Giselle, Cupid from Coppelia, and Monica in Mary Barton’s Scarlet Sonata. She is also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance at Saint Mary’s College of California’s LEAP (liberal education for arts professionals) Program, and is a RYT200 certified yoga instructor.