SEASON 2018, THE DANCERS
Handpicked from companies across the US and abroad, we are thrilled to bring you this summer's amazing roster of dancers...
Augusto Cezar (Third Season) An accomplished performer in his native Brazil, Augusto Cezar brings an impressive resume of international training to Terpsicorps . His training and experience provided him the opportunity to represent Brazil at the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss., where he was selected as a semi-finalist. During his tenure at Nashville Ballet, Augusto has performed as the Jester in Cinderella, Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty, was featured in Dominic Walsh's The Whistling, as the clever Bonvolio in Paul Vasterling's Romeo & Juliet and the title role in Paul Vasterling’s world premiere production of Peter Pan.
Jeff Ewing (Seventh Season, fourth as a full company member) is from Torrance, California where he began his classical ballet training at the age of six. His family moved to Asheville while he was in high school, where he continued his studies locally with Heather Maloy as his ballet instructor. Jeff currently dances in Chicago with Lucky Plush Productions and Cocodaco Dance Project. He earned a BFA in Dance Performance at the Boston Conservatory, studied at the Juilliard Summer intensive, the apprentice program at The Chautauqua Institution, and assisted Cathy Young at Bates Dance Festival. He spent a year dancing with Charlotte Ballet’s second company where he performed the works of Mark Diamond, Dwight Rhoden, and David Ingram.
Matthew Griffin (Second Season, first as a full company member) began his formal ballet training in under Sergiy Mikhaylov and Darya Fedotova at The School of Russian Ballet in Sarasota, Florida and graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis in 2017. Upon graduation, Matthew apprenticed with Terpsicorps and then joined the Cincinnati Ballet that Fall. Since joining the Cincinnati Ballet, he has performed in Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker (Russian, Chinese), Nicolo Fonte’s Carmina Burana, George Balanchine’s Rubies, and works by Travis Wall, Penny Saunders, and Garrett Smith.
Samantha Griffin (First Season) Originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Samantha received her preliminary training at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, then continued to dance as an apprentice with Charlotte Ballet before joining The Cincinnati Ballet in 2015. Since she has been with Cincinnati Ballet she has enjoyed dancing roles in Ohad Naharin's Minus 16, Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Dark Angel in Balanchine’s Serenade, Tall girl in Balanchine’s Rubies, Nicolo Fonte’s Carmina Burana and Garrett Smith’s Facades.