Entries by jgaines

Matthew Huefner

A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Matt Huefner began dancing at the age of 16 through his experiences at the Erie Playhouse. His interest in dance peaked during his time at Baldwin Wallace University, and he soon transferred to the Mercyhurst University dance department, where he is currently working to complete his B.F.A. in Dance. Matthew […]

Kathryn Tokar

Kathryn began her early training at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio, under the direction of Melanie Szucs. She continued her training at Ohio Dance Theatre (Oberlin, OH) with Janet Strukely-Dziak and at summer intensives with Cincinnati Ballet. As a student at Mercyhurst University’s Dance Department, she had the opportunity to work […]

Josh Landis

Josh has been performing, teaching, directing and choreographing for over fifteen years. His passion for the performing arts is seen through the care he takes for his students and performers both on and off stage. His award-winning choreography has been seen from churches and high schools to professional stages. He is also the artistic director […]

Lily Kozub

Lily is a student at Olmsted Falls High School, and is earning dual enrollment credits through Lorain County Community College. She began dancing at age four, and received the bulk of her dance training at Olmsted Performing Arts, under the instruction of North Pointe Ballet Artistic Director Janet Strukley-Dziak, as well as Lauren Stenroos, Elizabeth […]

Malena Grigoli

Malena is a high school student who has been dancing for about 13 years.  She received the bulk of her training at Olmsted Performing Arts and has performed in several ballets and showcases.  Her favorite role so far has been a swan in Swan Lake (2015).  She is grateful to be a part of North […]

Celia Romanoski

Celia is a person who values humans, art, and real connection. She loves that dance is a place you can tap into all of those things at once, and is happy to be sharing those things at NPB. Celia got her start dancing under the instruction of Donna Ranked, She went on to continue her […]

Laura Polgar

Laura started dancing at the age of 6 and immediately fell in love with dancing and performing.  She has trained in ballet, tap, and jazz for over 10 years and contemporary for 5 years.  Some of her instructors include Mary Jo Rimke (director and owner of Emjaez studio), Catherine Meredith, Sonja Kraljevic (former dancer and […]

Elizabeth Radachi

Elizabeth is a former member of Oberlin-based Ohio Dance Theatre where she had the privilege of dancing in theaters around the Cleveland area, including the Allen Theater at Playhouse Square and the Cleveland Playhouse. Highlight roles for her include Sugar Plum Fairy and Arabian Soloist in The Nutcracker, Spring Fairy and the Fairy Godmother in […]

Marlee Roberts

Marlee Roberts is a deeply rooted southern girl from Louisiana, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Theatre and Dance at Northwestern State University. Her credits there include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, West Side Story, Once on This Island, Alice in Wonderland: A New Ballet, Suite for Cello, and The Four Elements. […]