Guest Dancers for Snow White
Claire Rathbun grew up in Syracuse, NY with her wonderful family. She trained until the age of 16 at Ballet and Dance of Upstate NY and under the direction of Kathleen Rathbun. Claire performed in numerous full-length ballets with Syracuse City Ballet. For her senior year of high school, she was accepted to the Rock School for Dance education where she spent two years on scholarship. While dancing at Rock she won the Silver medal in the Youth American Grand Prix for the Black Swan Pas de Duex, where she performed in the Opera House of Lincoln Center in New York City. She also won the Bronze medal at the World Ballet Competition in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 she was offered a spot in the Washington Ballet StudioCompany in Washington D.C, where she performed for two years. Claire currently resides in New York City where she will begin her Broadway debut in Little Dancer directed by Susan Stroman. Claire is honored to be a part of SCB's, The Nutcracker, and humbled to be a part of its growing alumni.
Originally from Syracuse, NY, Evelyn Kocak studied for three years on scholarship at The School of American Ballet before joining New York City Ballet as an apprentice in 2004. Ms. Kocak joined the Staatsballett Berlin as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2006 and danced there for four seasons. She returned to the states to join Pennsylvania Ballet for the 2010-2011 Season and was promoted to Soloist for the 2012-2013 season. Ms. Kocak has also danced with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and appeared in Ms. Farrell's 2005 Kennedy Center Honors broadcast and the company's tours to Edinburgh and Jacob's Pillow. As a freelance artist, Ms. Kocak has most recently danced with the Seattle Symphony and Tom Gold Dance.
Daniel Baker was born in Newcastle, Australia. He studied at the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City. Baker has been a member of Twyla Tharp Dance, Miami City Ballet where he held the rank of soloist and San Francisco Ballet. He has performed works by Tharp, Balanchine, Cranko, Forsythe, Morris, Neumeier, Ratmansky, Robbins, Taylor, Tudor and Wheeldon. Baker was a finalist on the hit show 'So You Think Can Dance' and has danced alongside the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall. Baker has appeared in two PBS Great Performance Specials and performed Tharp's Broadway show Movin’ Out at the 2014 Gershwin Awards honoring Billy Joel. He received the New York Choreographic Fellowship Award and has choreographed for the New York Choreographic Institute in Lincoln Center.
David Block received his ballet training at The School of American Ballet. On scholarship, also attended summer intensives at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Manhattan Youth Ballet. Mr. Block joined Los Angeles Ballet as an Apprentice in 2012, and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2013. Noted featured roles include, George Balanchine's La Valse, Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen's Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, Mr. Block has also appeared in George Balanchine's La Sonnambula, Stars and Stripes, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, Fredrick Ashton's Romeo and Juliet, August Bournonville's La Sylphide, and Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen's Swan Lake, Giselle, and Don Quixote.