Rachel Quiner

Rachel Quiner was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and began her formal ballet training at the North Jersey School of Dance Arts under the direction of Christine Taylor and Luba Gulyaeva. From 2015-2018, she danced the role of Clara for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She is a ballet dancer in the movie The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman. In 2017, she placed second in classical and contemporary at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Semifinals in Philadelphia and was a scholarship recipient at the YAGP Finals. She joined American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in 2020. Highlights from her time there included performances in Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s Gala at the Joyce Theater in 2022, the International Rescue Committee Gala at Gotham Hall and ABT’s Fall Gala at Lincoln Center in 2023.  She has guested as the Sugar Plum Fairy for Hunterdon Hills Ballet, Strictly Ballet, and Washington Rock Dance.  She has also danced the role of Clara for New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker in 2023. This is her first season with ARB as an Apprentice.

Headshot photography by Rachel Neville.

Tomoya Suzuki

Tomoya Suzuki was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, where he began his training at the age of 10. In 2019, at the age of 16, he moved to Philadelphia where he trained for three years at The Rock School for Dance Education. While at The Rock School, he performed the role of Cavalier in The Nutcracker as well as La Esmeralda and Justin Allen’s Above as Below. He  joined ARB’s Trainee program, and quickly moved up to ARB2. Suzuki performed as the Nephew/ Nutcracker Prince, Soldier Doll, and Candy Cane in ARB’s The Nutcracker, Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s Giselle, Arthur Mitchell’s Holberg Suite, and Stiefel’s VARIANTS.

Emily Cordies-Maso

Emily Cordies-Maso started her training at her mother Rebeca Maso’s studio in Somerset, NJ at a young age. At age 12 she attended Ballet Hispanico under the direction of Dr. Ana Maria Correa and later with current director Michelle Manzanales. Cordies-Maso was part of the Pre-Professional program for her last three years there under a full scholarship. During that time she was able to travel to Cordoba Mexico for the Festival de Danza and to Havana Cuba for the Ballet Nacional Festival International de Danza. In 2019 Cordies-Maso started studying under the direction of Aydmara Cabrera at Princeton Ballet school and was later a trainee in 2021 where she had the opportunity to perform Fandango Lead in Don Quixote, Spanish Lead and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Moyna in Giselle and Ethan Stiefel’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In December 2020, she studied as a stagiare at Ecole Rudra Bejart in Switzerland with a full scholarship, under the direction of Micheal Gascard and Julio Arrozarena where she performed Bejart Repertoire at Vaison la Roman, France and Martingy, Switzerland. Cordies-Maso has also attended various summer intensives including Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, Taina Morales and Jesus Corrales Summer Intensive in Montreal, Canada, and Leonel Morales & Friends Dance Course in Granada, Spain where she has performed Odalisque in Corsaire, Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, and numerous contemporary pieces. Her ARB credits include Arabian Lead in The Nutcracker, Da’Von Doane’s Kaleidoscope Mind, Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s Giselle, Arthur Mitchell’s Holberg Suite, and Stiefel’s VARIANTS.

Jasmine Jasper

Born in Munich, Germany to German and Italian parents, Jasmine Jasper began her training at the age of 5 in a nearby studio in her hometown. In 2008 she moved to Orlando, FL with her family where she started dancing at the Orlando Ballet School, training with Rebecca Martin and Theresa Crawford. She later joined the Central Florida Ballet in 2011, under the direction of Vasile Petrutiu, Vladimir Bykov, and Natalya Bashkatova. In 2015, she was accepted into ABT’s JKO School, where she performed in Jessica Lang’s The Gift, Alexei Ratmansky’s Rondo Capriccioso, Jerome Robbins’ Interplay, ABT’s Spring Preview as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, and ABT’s Le Corsaire, and Harlequinade, all while under the training of Cynthia Harvey, Robert La Fosse, Ethan Stiefel, Karin Averty, Fabrice Herrault, Pertujska Broholm, and Harriet Clark. In 2020, she became a NYU/ABT Certified Teacher and joined Princeton Ballet School as a Trainee a year later. There she had the opportunity to dance the title role in Princeton Ballet School’s spring production of Giselle, and to be a part of Ethan Stiefel’s A Midsummers Night’s Dream, right before joining the school’s company as an ARB2 dancer in 2022 and then becoming an Apprentice soon after. She has taken part in productions such as Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s Giselle, The Nutcracker, Stiefel’s VARIANTS and Wood Work, Arthur Mitchell’s Holberg Suite and more.