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Allynne Noelle, Co-Founder

Allynne Noelle began her classical ballet training in Southern California. Growing up training in the Cecchetti style, under the tutelage Marnell Himes (Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Cecchetti Branch), Allynne completed her Cecchetti exams thru to the Advanced Level. At the age of 15, she accepted her first professional contract with the regional company Los Angeles Classical Ballet, and went on to perform for three years as a Principal dancer with the regional company Inland Pacific Ballet, studying closely with Artistic Director Victoria Koenig, and Ballet Mistress Jill Voznick. It was here Allynne danced the lead of “Swanhilda” in her first full-length classical ballet, Coppelia- sharing the stage with the late Stanley Holden (Royal Ballet) as Dr. Coppelius. Since then, Allynne has danced seven seasons a Soloist with Miami City Ballet, five seasons a Principal ballerina with Los Angeles Ballet, and most recently the last few years as a leading ballerina and Principal Soloist with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, working closely with the company’s iconic Director, Suzanne Farrell herself. Miss Noelle has an extensive repertoire. Her classical work includes full length roles such as “Odette/Odile” in Swan Lake, “Aurora” in The Sleeping Beauty, and the "Sylph" in the Bounonville classic La Sylphide. Miss Noelle’s Balanchine repertoire includes most notably "Liberty Bell" in Stars and Stripes, Principal Ballerina in Gounod Symphony, "Sanguinic" and “Choleric” in The Four Temperamants, Agon Pas de deux, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, "Waltz Girl" in Serenade, the Rubies "Pin-Up Girl" and Emerald’s “Walking Pas Principal” from Balanchine’s full length Jewels. Her professional career has afforded her the opportunity to dance contemporary classics by Jiri Kylian, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Jose Limón, among others. She has had the opportunity to have choreographers create new works on her - including Tom Gold, Christopher Stowell, Arturo Fernandez, Nicolas Blanc, Jimmy Orannte, Stephanie Martinez, Stacey Tookey and Sonyah Tayeh.

Allynne has also starred in a number of award winning short dance films, performed in Nigel Lithgow's famous Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala performance, and appeared as a principal guest artist with numerous classical and contemporary companies, including Sacramento Ballet, State Street Ballet, Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet, Inland Pacific Ballet, Tom Gold Dance and ClairObscur. She has participated as a dancer two years in National Choreographers Initiative (NCI), having four world premiere works created on her. Beyond of her onstage career, Allynne founded and successfully run her own multi-faceted outreach program through Los Angeles Ballet, titled A Chance to Dance. For the past three years, along with her partner Thomas Garrett Brown, she has worked as Ballet Director for Summit Dance Shoppe, building a pre-professional ballet training program that has already helped place young students in top world ballet programs - including Academie Princess Grace in Monaco and NextGen Conservatory at Patel.
She is also a YAGP award ”Outstanding Teacher” two years in a row.

Beyond her dancing and teaching career, Allynne has fallen in love with choreographing. She has created a number of YAGP solos and Ensemble works that have received high awards and invitations to the prestigious YAGP Finals in New York City. This year Allynne was awarded YAGP "Outstanding Choreographer" for her piece Fragments of A Landscape. Most recently, Allynne has been accepted from hundreds of applicants to present her choreography at New Century Dance Project this summer - August 2020. She hopes to bring her newest group of WestMet Classical Training pre-professional dancers with her to Salt Lake City to present her work.

 

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Stars & Stripes, ©The George Balanchine Trust