A wedding takes a horrific turn as guests start eating each other. Dancing zombies hunt the survivors while the separated newlyweds desperately seek to be reunited. Will they find each other alive?
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Persephone trained at The Washington School of Ballet and has performed in their productions of Midsummer Night's Dream, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker (of course) before switching to modern dance and choreography. She went back to her ballet roots in college and was Executive Director of her school's ballet company, The University Ballet of Chicago, for two years. After graduation, she danced with Mazi Dance Chicago but has since been dormant. She's currently a soil science PhD student at the University of Minnesota and is so grateful for the opportunity to continue dancing and performing!
Jacob Waldo currently works as a dancer (hip hop, lyrical and ballet), model and actor. Jacob started taking dance classes in all styles of dance and competing in various dance competitions in 2013 in Bismarck, North Dakota. In July 2014 he took second place overall in his division at the Star Power International Dance Competition in Las Vegas. Since moving to Minnesota in January 2016, he’s performed in two ballet productions; Graduation Ball with the St. Paul Ballet and The Nutcracker with Pas de Duex Dance Studio as well as performed various dance styles in the Holi-Daydream production put on by the Minnesota Dance Collaborative. Jacob choreographed and performed several dances in the Generation Z project. In 2016 Jacob began training with the Asian Media Access dance team and performed traditional Japanese dances at the 2017 Pan Asian Festival. In July 2017 he travelled to Taiwan and performed in several hip hop numbers at the YiLan International Children's Festival. Jacob has trained with Preston Stockert, the St. Paul Ballet, Zenon School of Dance, as well as participated in workshops with Tight Eyez, Boo-Dilla, Koncrete, Matt Steffaninia, and BBoy Wicket.
Azeta Garthune spends her week days as a Marketing Strategist, but spends most of her nights and weekends in the ballet studio. Azeta began dancing as a child with a local Guatemalan folkloric dance group for the annual Festival of Nations celebration. From 2007-2011 she co-founded and managed a Guatemalan culture and dance program for youth, and a touring adult dance group called Danza Quetzal. The highlight of that experience was performing for Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum at the 2010 Peace Jam conference in Minneapolis. Azeta took her first ballet class at Zenon Dance School as an adult in 2012 and she is excited for her first performance in Zombie's and Pirouettes!
Wynne began her dance training at the age of 5 and has had many wonderful teachers over the years, including Maylu Pena, Tatiana Berenova, and Elaine Kudo of the Washington Ballet. She has been dancing in companies across the Twin Cities since the fall of 2015, and has had the opportunity to perform in many shows including Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty and many more. She hopes to continue dancing as she moves to Fargo, ND.
Jennifer CristWedding Guest
Jennifer A. Crist is a dancer, choreographer and teacher in the Twin Cities. She currently teaches and coaches competitive studio teams and is the Resident Choreographer at Minnetonka Theatre.
Greta RudolphWedding Guest
Greta has trained at Ballet Arts Minnesota and the Zenon Dance Zone Program. Recently, she has worked with choreographers Kathryn Dudley and Alexandra Bodnarchuk.
Nitara WilliamsWedding Guest
Nitara attends Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists (SPCPA). Nitara is an Illustrative Artist and enjoys graffiti and creating drawings in that media as a hobby. Choreography is something Nitara is becoming more familiar with as well as creating in her spare time. She loves to dance whenever she gets in the mood.
Amanda ZoerhofWedding Guest
Amanda Zoerhof was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She received her early dance training at Ballet Arts Minnesota and high school dance training at Ballet Royale MN. She also trained at various summer intensives including the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Alvin Ailey, and Alonzo King LINES Programs. During 2013, she apprenticed with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota and performed in various feature roles. In spring of 2017, she graduated with a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts. During her time there, she performed in works by Amy O’Neal, Veronica Lee-Baik, Kiyon Gaines, Gerard Theoret, and Kyle Abraham.
Zombies and Pirouettes is the most fun ballet has ever had.
A daring group of dancers has come together to bring you a complete reinvention of the story ballet with blood, screaming, and plenty of monster mayhem.
Did we mention the dancing zombies?
Our story starts at a remote mountain-top resort where a young couple prepares for blessed nuptials. At the height of celebration, everything goes to hell when it turns out the stumbly wedding guest isn't just drunk, SHE'S A ZOMBIE!! In the absolute chaos of trying to avoid being bittten, the newlyweds are separated. Outside in the cold, and without cell reception, the remaining survivors try to find help and each other. Meanwhile, the calculating zombies slowly cull the humans. Will the bride and groom make it back to each other alive?
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This show involves zombie violence, fake blood, and the occasional shriek.