Rachele Buriassi, a native of Sarzana, Italy, began her formal dance education at the Ecole de Danse de Rosella Hightower in Cannes, France. After three years of training, Buriassi moved to Stuttgart, Germany and continued her studies at the John Cranko School. Upon graduation in 2008, Buriassi was awarded a position in the corps de ballet of the Stuttgart Ballet. During her six years with the company, Rachele was featured in many principal roles and promoted to soloist in 2012. Ms. Buriassi was selected by her director to represent Stuttgart Ballet in the Erik Bruhn Competition and won a special prize at the Vaganova Grand Prix in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2014 Rachel joined Boston Ballet as a soloist and continues to work with world renowned choreographers.
Ryan Nicolas DeAlexandro
Ryan Nicolas DeAlexandro hails from Akron, Ohio, where he immersed himself in the world of ballet at the University of Akron Dance Institute. His ballet journey further flourished at the esteemed School of American Ballet in NYC, under the influence of celebrated figures like Jock Soto, Susan Pilarre, Andrei Kramarevsky, Arch Higgins, and Peter Frame, all of whom were inspired by the great George Balanchine.
In 2013, Ryan embarked on his professional path by securing a trainee position at Ballet San Jose in San Jose, CA. Over the years, his dedication and talent propelled him, leading to his elevation to Ballet San Jose’s Corps de Ballet in 2015, under the guidance of José Manuel Carreño. Ryan's artistic endeavors have graced various prestigious dance companies, including Smuin Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Company C, Verb Ballets, Ballet Palm Beach, and Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami.
Ryan's performances have showcased an array of repertoire by notable choreographers such as George Balanchine, Alicia Alonso, Twyla Tharp, Jorma Elo, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Ohad Naharin, Trey McIntyre, Roland Petit, Ben Stevenson, and Heinz Poll. With a profound passion for Neo-Classical ballet and a relentless pursuit of physical excellence and stamina, Ryan has been entranced by the magic of The Nutcracker since his early days as a student. Now, he eagerly anticipates joining the Piedmont School of Music & Dance, ready to bring his artistry to new heights.
Ms. Freytag began her training in Minnesota at the Summit School of Dance and later continued her education at Minnesota Dance Theater as a trainee. Spending her summers at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the School of the American Ballet, she was awarded scholarships for both institutions and received exemplary coaching from instructors like Patricia Barker, Darci Kistler, Suki Schorer, and many others. Chloe continued her professional career with Ballet Arizona before moving on to Miami City Ballet at the invitation of then Artistic Director, Edward Villella. In her four seasons there, she toured with the company to Paris and performed some of her personal favorite ballets; namely, The Four Temperaments and Symphony in 3 by George Balanchine, and Symphonic Dances by Alexi Ratmansky. Additionally, she has performed multiple principal roles as a guest artist including the infamous Giselle, Sugar Plum Fairy, to name a few. In 2016, Ms. Freytag became a founding member of Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami. Her company premieres include principal roles in multiple ballets including Septime Webre’s, Juanita y Alicia, and Gerald Arpino’s, Light Rain. On tour with DDTM she has been featured in principal roles on the prestigious stages of The Joyce Theater in New York City and Jacob's Pillow.
A native of Savannah, Georgia, David began dancing at the age of three and studied ballet under Shannon Kelly, owner and director of Kelly & Co. Studios. After graduating from high school in 2011, David joined the Columbia Classical Ballet. His ballet repertoire includes lead and corps roles in Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, La Esmeralda, Giselle, La Bayadère, and Le Corsaire. Most recently, David appeared on TV dancing on Fox’s hit show, So You Think You Can Dance, where he survived as the only remaining ballet dancer and made it to the Top 40 (Top 20 male) in The Academy.
From Havana, Cuba, Esnel Ramos trained at The National Ballet School of Havana. He joined the National Ballet Company of Havana in 2011 under the direction of Alicia Alonso. Esnel has also performed with Acosta Danza, Ballet de Jalisco, The New Jersey Ballet Company, and currently dances with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.
Daniel White, began his training at local dance schools throughout Georgia. At the age of 15, Daniel was invited to continue his training at The Ailey School in New York City, earning opportunities to perform alongside the professional company, Alvin Ailey, in masterworks such as Revelations. He later joined The Joffrey Concert group, performing in ballets such as Gerald Arpino’s Kettentanz and Light Rain. Mr. White most recently joined Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami as a performing artist in 2020, where he was showcased in Touch Me by Gerald Arpino, also works by Donna Murray and Helen Simoneau.