2019/20 Season

On Our Terms ⎪ October 12, 2019
An in-studio performance fundraiser

Nutcracker in Wonderland ⎪ December 13-15, 2019
The holiday classic meets whimsy and wonder

Laboratory II ⎪ March 21, 2020
An evening of new works by emerging artists performed by BCL advanced students

Freddie – Break Free ⎪ April 10-19, 2020
A contemporary ballet set to live Queen music that explores Freddie Mercury’s life on and off stage

Peter Davison’s An American in Paris (new & extended!) ⎪ June 6 & 7, 2020
A fun-filled tale of the 1950s set to a jazzy Gershwin score

2020/21 Apprentice and Company Artists Auditions

Contact Artistic Director, Zoé Emilie Henrot [zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org] to set up an audition time.
Please send your resume, cover letter and headshot/full body dance shot to Artistic Director. No audition fee.

Company and Apprentice Artists

Nicole Brown

Brittany Pate

Elaina Sutula

Wesleigh Dichter

Rosa Prigan

Molly Winker

Zoé Henrot

Michelle Ludwig

Anna Roehr

Guest Artists


Christian A. Warner began his professional career at the age of seven in the NetWorks touring production of Oliver! The Musical, and later joined the east coast tour of Disney’s The Lion King as Young Simba, making his broadway debut two years later. He graduated from HSPVA in Houston and Point Park University in Pittsburgh with a BFA in dance. Christian has acquired repertoire by Sonya Tayeh, Troy Powell, Thang Dao, Dwight Rhoden, Larry Keigwin, Jessica Hendricks, Mark Morris, Bennyroyce Royon and Luke Murphy, and Stacey Tookey. He most recently worked for Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre and joined TU Dance for its spring season.


Sam Neale with born in Australia. He began his training at the Atelier School for Classical Ballet under Joanne Neale before being accepted on scholarship into The McDonald College, where he was also a member of Premier State Ballet. Sam stayed there for two years under Josephine Jason and Allan Cross. After spending the summers of 2009 and 2010 at Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive, Sam was accepted into Milwaukee Ballet II, where he danced 2010–2012. Some of Sam’s highlighted roles are Lila York’s Celts, Mauro de Candia’s Something I Had in Mind, Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others, Jiri Kylian’s Symphony in D, Undead in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Betrothed Couple in Michael Pink’s Esmeralda. Now in his seventh season with Minnesota Ballet, he has danced such roles as Asian dancer, Cavalier, and Prince in The Nutcracker; Kostchei in Firebird the Pirate Conrad in Le Corsaire Pas de Trois; and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake.