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Soloist

Scotto Hamed-Ramos

Soloist

Scotto Portrait
Soloist

Scotto Hamed-Ramos

Soloist

Scotto was born in Akron, OH, USA, and trained primarily at the Houston Ballet Academy. After graduating he had the opportunity to dance with Houston Ballet II before joining Alberta Ballet. He received the Royal Ballet Achievement Award for two consecutive years with the Royal Ballet School Covent Garden. Some of the ballets he has particularly enjoyed performing since joining the company include Jean Grand-Maître’s The Fiddle and the Drum, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante, and Friends of the Prince in Christopher Anderson’s Swan Lake.

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Allison Perhach

Soloist

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Allison Perhach

Soloist

Hailing from Leesburg, Virginia, USA, Allison trained at both The Loudoun School of Ballet and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, before beginning her professional career as a member of BalletMet’s second company in Columbus, Ohio. Now in her sixth season with Alberta Ballet, her performances in Cathy Marston’s Moving, Still and Christopher Anderson’s Giselle stand out as particularly memorable.

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Corps de Ballet

Kira Anderson

Senior Corps de Ballet

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Corps de Ballet

Kira Anderson

Senior Corps de Ballet

Kira is from Allendale, NJ, and is currently in her sixth season with Alberta Ballet. She received her ballet training at multiple institutions across the United States including the Kozlov Dance Academy, Manhattan Youth Ballet, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and Goucher College. After completing her schooling, she joined BalletMet 2 for a season before moving to Canada to accept a contract with Alberta Ballet. Her performances in Helen Pickett’s Petal, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, and as a Fairy in Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream have been particularly memorable.

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Corps de Ballet

Eli Barnes

Senior Corps de Ballet

Eli Portrait
Corps de Ballet

Eli Barnes

Senior Corps de Ballet

Eli is from Santa Fe, NM, USA, and trained and worked at the National Dance Institute of New Mexico, Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, and Cincinnati Ballet before joining Alberta Ballet in 2012. During his twelve years with Alberta Ballet, some of his most memorable roles include Pink Couple in Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante, and Demetrius in Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Corps de Ballet

Zachary Boresow

Corps de Ballet

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Corps de Ballet

Zachary Boresow

Corps de Ballet

Zachary Boresow began his training in Carlisle, Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, under the renowned Marcia Dale Weary. Following CPYB, he completed his training at the San Francisco Ballet School, performing in numerous pieces with the company. Zachary joined the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago as a Studio Company member in 2017 before joining the Kansas City Ballet in 2019. Some accredited roles Zachary has been featured in include the pas de trois in George Balanchine’s Emeralds, Wunderland by Edwaard Liang, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tulips and Lobster.

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Corps de Ballet

Alyssa Churchill

Corps de Ballet

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Corps de Ballet

Alyssa Churchill

Corps de Ballet

Alyssa is joining us for her third season with the company as a Corps de Ballet member. Originally from Kitchener Waterloo, ON, she began training in her hometown at Carousel Dance Centre before choosing to move to Calgary to complete the Post Graduate Program at the Alberta Ballet School. During her schooling, she enjoyed performing the ‘Cupid' variation in Don Quixote, and in 2019 was given the opportunity to perform with Alberta Ballet in the role of ‘Young Elizabeth’ in Jean Grand-Maître’s Frankenstein, in which she excelled.

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Corps de Ballet

Melissa Eguchi

Senior Corps de Ballet

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Corps de Ballet

Melissa Eguchi

Senior Corps de Ballet

Originally from Huntington Beach, California, USA, Melissa trained at the Huntington Academy of Dance and furthered her education at the Alberta Ballet School. She began her professional career as a member of Alberta Ballet II before joining the full company in 2016. Now in her eighth season with Alberta Ballet, her favorite performances include Helen Pickett’s Petal, and Jean Grand-Maitre’s Love Lies Bleeding.

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Corps de Ballet

Kurtis Grimaldi

Corps de Ballet

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Corps de Ballet

Kurtis Grimaldi

Corps de Ballet

Kurtis originally hails from Ontario, Canada. He began his ballet training at the age of 18 at the Oakville School of Classical Ballet before moving to New York City to complete his ballet training at Ballet Academy East under the direction of Darla Hoover. During his time in New York, Kurtis had the opportunity to perform roles like Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty (staged by Maina Guilgud) and was the recipient of the David Howard Foundation scholarship before joining Alberta Ballet in 2019. 

Since joining Alberta Ballet, some of Kurt’s favourite roles he has performed are Jester in Christopher Anderson’s Cinderella, Sugar Plum Cavalier in Edmond Stripes, The Nutcracker, the Black Bird in Annabelle Lopez’s Botero and performing in Jean Grand Maitres pop ballet PHI. This will be Kurt’s fifth season with the Alberta Ballet.

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Corps de Ballet

Seira Iwamoto

Senior Corps de Ballet

Seira Portrait
Corps de Ballet

Seira Iwamoto

Senior Corps de Ballet

Seira is now in her ninth season with Alberta Ballet. Originally from Fukuoka, Japan, she began her dance training at home at the Fukuoka City Kawazoe Ballet Academy, later moving on to study at the Alberta Ballet School in Calgary and the Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam. Since joining us in 2015, Seira has shared many wonderful performances with our audiences, some of which include Yoomi in Helen Pickett’s Petal, the Fairy of Virtue in Christopher Anderson’s The Sleeping Beauty, and the Boterosutra couple in Annabel Lopez Ochoa’s Botero.

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