“When I was three, my sister was six and in ballet like every other little girl. My parents would bring me to her classes and I would try to dance with them from the hallway. They assumed I’d like it, enrolled me in class and I never stopped,” says Taylor Carrasco of his ballet beginnings. Carrasco trained with the New Mexico Ballet Company and School of American Ballet and has taken summer intensives with Boston Ballet, Ballet Chicago and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He joined Cincinnati Ballet Second Company in the 14-15 Season and was promoted to Apprentice for the 15-16 Season. He was recently the recipient of the MacDowell Artist Grant from the Cincinnati MacDowell Society. Carrasco’s favorite dancing memories thus far are tied to dancing with his sister. He says that “sharing the stage with family is the best experience.” Carrasco was promoted to Corps de Ballet for the 2017-2018 Season.
Cincinnati Ballet dancers are hard at work learning how to sword fight for our upcoming production of Peter Pan. During one rehearsal, dancers playing Peter Pan and Captain Hook learned how to dance and spar at the same time from fight choreographer Gina Cerimele-Mechley and Peter Pan repetiteur Johanna Bernstein Wilt. Check out their fencing skills […]