Lily Krisko was raised in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and began her formal ballet training at the age of 10. Growing up, she trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. While at CPYB, she had the honor to perform roles such as Sugar Plum in George Balanchine’s Nutcracker, Juliet in Alan Hineline’s Romeo & Juliet and Lead Russian Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade. Lily attended many summers at Miami City Ballet as well as Ballet Academy East, CPYB and Philadelphia Ballet. She was then invited by Angel Corella to become a trainee with Philadelphia Ballet on full scholarship. While at Philadelphia Ballet, Lily performed Snow and Flowers in George Balanchine’s Nutcracker, 1st Regiment in George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and Swan Corps in Angel Corella’s Swan Lake. This is Lily’s first season with American Repertory Ballet.
ARB Position: Apprentices
Roland Jones was born and raised in Poolesville, Maryland. In 2014, he began training at Maryland Youth Ballet, then continuing his development as a trainee at Ballet West Academy from 2017-2019. Last year, Roland was a member of Richmond Ballet II, performing in pieces such as Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante and Romeo and Juliet. This is Roland’s first season with American Repertory Ballet.
Savannah Quiner was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and began her formal ballet training at the North Jersey School of Dance Arts at the age of 5 under the direction of Christine Taylor and Luba Gulyaeva. In 2017, she placed first in classical at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Semifinals in Boston and was a scholarship recipient at the YAGP Finals. She has danced the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy for various studios in New Jersey from 2018-2020 and in New York Theatre Ballet’s The Nutcracker in 2021. Prior to joining ARB, she danced at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School for 3 years. She performed with the Company at Lincoln Center in Swan Lake and Manon in 2019 and in Swan Lake in 2022. This is her first season as an apprentice.
Seth Koffler hails from Yonkers, NY, where he began his training at the age of six in the Riverdale YMHA Dance Program. In 2012 he was accepted into the Children’s Division of American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School on a full scholarship where he studied with Franco De Vita, Melissa Bowman, Richard Bowman, Miklhail Ilyin, and Elizabeth Ferrell. He graduated from that program in 2016 and continued his training with ABT’s JKO School in the Pre-Professional Division where he trained with Cynthia Harvey, Mikhail Ilyin, Robert La Fosse, and Ethan Stiefel. At the age of 10, Seth originated the roles of the little mouse, party boy, and Little Nutcracker Prince in Alexi Ratmansky’s production of The Nutcracker for American Ballet Theatre’s production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In the winter of 2015, Mr. Koffler reprised the role of the Little Nutcracker Prince in the ABT’s production at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. He has also appeared in works choreographed by Robert La Fosse and Benjamin Millepied.
Tiziano Cerrato was born and raised in Rome, Italy, where he began his early training at the age of nine. Among his earliest teachers was the legendary Italian ballerina Elisabetta Terabust. He continued his training at Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Danza where he studied with Giuseppina Ercolani and the celebrated Croatian ballet dancer Zarko Prebil. From 2016-2019, he trained at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan with Leonid Nikonov, Frederic Oliveiri and Maurizio Vanadia. In 2019, Tiziano joined American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School where he trained under Cynthia Harvey, Mikhail Ilyin, Robert La Fosse and Ethan Stiefel. During the 2020-2021 season, Tiziano was a Trainee with the San Francisco Ballet under Patrick Armand, and Helgi Tomasson. His recent performance credits include San Francisco Ballet Virtual Festival, “The Wheat Dance” from Coppelia, staged by Robert La Fosse at the Morgan Library, and Prokofiev’s Cinderella at Piccolo Teatro in Milan. In 2016, he was awarded third place at the Youth America Grand Prix in the semi-finals held in Philadelphia.
Leandro Olcese was born in Brazil and raised in Italy. In 2013, he began his training at Spazio Danza Cicagna in Italy, and continued his training at the English National Ballet School from 2016-2019. He joined Northern Ballet in 2019, where he performed in Ethan Stiefel’s Beneath the Surface, an original dance film by Northern Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Burberry Inspire. This is Olcese’s first season with American Repertory Ballet.