SAB Junior Company 

Eléa Woodward 

Eléa began studying classical ballet at age 8 at Abella’s School of Dance with Luis Abella. She has been performing in the St. Augustine Ballet since 2011. Her favorite roles include Clara, Dew Drop and Chinese lead in the St. Augustine Ballet’s annual Nutcracker and Alice in Alice and Wonderland also with the St. Augustine Ballet. Eléa has studied with Stage International de Danse d’Angers, Paris Marais School Summer Intensive, and the Stage International de Danse d’Arcachon.  

She has had the opportunity to work with Clairemarie Osta, an Etoile at the Paris Opéra Ballet, Bernard Boucher, a retired Etoile of the Paris Opéra Ballet, Yasmine Piletta, a professor at the Paris Opéra Ballet, Maggie Boogaart, a certified Martha Graham instructor, Ghislain de Compreignac, a former soloist of the Ballet du Nord, Charles Jude, former Etoile of the Paris Opéra Ballet and Director of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Bordeaux, Joseph Gatti, Director and Founder of the United Ballet Theatre, Cyril Atanassoff, former Etoile of the Paris Opéra Ballet, professor at the Paris Opéra Ballet and student of Maurice Béjart, Monique Loudières, retired Etoile of the Paris Opéra Ballet, Elisabeth Platel, former Etoile and Director of the Paris Opéra Ballet School, and Orlando Molina, an ABT certified instructor and Director of Orlando Molina Ballet Training Center, and Ms. Zoica Garcia at Abella's School of Dance.

Jolynne Waldner

Jolynne began studying classical ballet at age 9 at Abella’s School of Dance with Luis Abella.  She also trains in modern, jazz, and contemporary.  She has been performing with the St. Augustine Ballet since 2013.  She has performed in many roles, but her favorites include Clara, Russian lead and Mirliton lead in the St. Augustine Ballet’s annual Nutcracker.  She is looking forward to dancing the role of Snow Queen in the 2020 production of the Nutcracker.

In 2020, she participated in YAGP Atlanta and Universal Ballet Competition where she placed in the top 25 with her variation from Swanhilda. She has had the opportunity to take classes with Zoica Garcia, Rolando Yanes, Victor Alexander, Orlando Molina, Mia Michaels, Julio Bocca, and Desmond Richardson.

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