Deijohn first started training with School For Creative & Performing Arts in Cincinnati, OH as a drama and dance major. At age 13 he began training with Cincinnati Ballet under Catherine Batcheller and Sabir Yapparov in their summer intensive program. The following 4 years he would attend the Otto M. Buding Academy and continue training at SCPA with the Dance Ensemble under Daryl Bjoza and Patricia Rozow. Upon joining NYSB, he performed the role of White Rabbit in “Alice in Wonderland.”
David, an Atlanta native, began his ballet training a bit late at 16 but quickly grew to love it. Primarily training at The Royal Dance Academy in Suwanee, GA, he decided that dance was he wanted to do as a career. He then attended university at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati where he was able to train with Jiang Qi, Deidre Carberry, and Michael Tevlin, performing in such ballets as Cinderella, El Amor Brujo, Don Q, Twyla Tharp’s The Storyteller, and in Cincinnati Ballet’s Production of Romeo and Juliet as the Prince of Verona. After leaving college David took an unexpected route as an aerialist with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Alas, after testing those waters David spent a year in Atlanta training and guesting with several small companies and studios before moving north to Rochester. Most recently, with NYSB, David performed the roles of Caterpillar and Knave of Hearts in “Alice in Wonderland.”
A Rochester native, Frazee specializes in classical ballet, modern dance and rhythm tap. Currently a company member of the New York State Ballet, Frazee also has a BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport and has worked and performed with multiple dance companies and artists from across the country. These include the New York State Ballet, Garth Fagan Dance, Northwest Dance Project, Hubbard Street Chicago, Cás Públic, Nevada Ballet Theatre, James Hansen/Assemblage and William Evans. He has performed nationally at different dance festivals and events, including the Pasadena Dance Festival, the DUMBO Arts Festival, and the Rochester Fringe Festival. Frazee’s choreographic works have been showcased in the Brockport Dance Department, the Rochester Fringe Festival, Youth America Grand Prix, and with the New York State Ballet. Beyond performing and choreographing, Frazee teaches locally at Ballet Prestige, Fitzsimmons Dance Factory, and as a guest teacher at other local studios and universities. Recently, he performed the roles of Dodo Bird and King of Hearts in “Alice in Wonderland.”
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Kayleigh Elizabeth Danowski is originally from Northeast Ohio. She received her training from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts preparatory program and high school program under the direction of Dayna Fox, Susan McCullough, and Ethan Stiefel and with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Graduate Program under the direction of Marjorie Grundvig and Dennis Marshall. While at PBT, she had the pleasure of dancing corps de ballet roles with the company in “Giselle”, “The Nutcracker”, and George Balanchine’s “Serenade”. She also received training from summer programs at Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Jacob’s Pillow under Anna-Maria Holmes. Kayleigh then joined the Montgomery Ballet, dancing soloist roles such as the Arabian Princess in “The Nutcracker”, White Swan Pas de Deux from “Swan Lake” and helped originate the role of Madame Giry in the world premiere of Darren McIntyre’s “The Phantom of the Opera”. Kayleigh has also performed as a guest artist with the Albany Berkshire Ballet in Paula Weber’s “Carmina Burana” and the 40th Anniversary tour of “The Nutcracker” as the Snow Queen. She has made several other guest appearances throughout the Chicago area performing in “Spartacus” Pas de Deux, “Giselle” Act II Pas de Deux and as the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella”. Most recently she danced with Ballet Quad Cities, appearing in principle roles such as “The Nutcracker’s” Sugar Plum Fairy. Kayleigh is very excited to have moved to Rochester to dance with the New York State Ballet and performed her first major roles as “The Red Queen” and “Orchid” in “Alice in Wonderland”.
Ian joined the Delaware Dance Alliance at age 14. His combined love of theater along with training in stage combat prepared him for performing roles in Twilight Ballet, Pirates of the Caribbean and Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite. Ian won scholarships for two consecutive years for his performances at the Delaware Dance Festival. He did summer training at Washington Ballet and two summers at San Francisco Ballet on full scholarship. He attended the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School’s full time pre-professional program on full scholarship. Ian joined the New York State Ballet as a company dancer in 2016, and played Door Mouse in “Alice in Wonderland”.