About

Cardinal Ballet Company (CBC) is an enthusiastic group of classically-trained dancers who love to perform. Founded in 1993 by Julia Ball-Dugan and Jennifer Mott and formerly known as Stanford Ballet, the group is Stanford University’s first ballet company. CBC is committed to enhancing the Stanford community by encouraging students to participate in or attend dance performances.

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, some having trained in small schools, and others having performed in professional companies. CBC puts on two shows a year: Nutcracker in the fall and Cardinal Dance Fusion in the spring. We have also performed in a variety of other venues, including Stanford Dance Marathon and Viennese Ball. Members are encouraged to take the Advanced Ballet class through Stanford's Dance Department, as well as participate in and organize pointe, pas de deux, and variation workshops throughout the year.

Cardinal Dance Fusion

We're busy preparing for our annual production of Cardinal Dance Fusion, including a mix of classical variations, original student choreography, and guest choreography. Check back later for more details! We'll also be performing in the opening ceremony of Viennese Ball on February 24, more details here.

Members

Jessica Tam

Director
Chemical Engineering, 2017

Jackson Jirard

Artistic Director
Philosophy, 2017

Madelaine Graber

Artistic Director
Psychology and Slavic Languages and Literature, 2018

Jessica Fry

Performance Coordinator
Physics and Theater and Performance Studies, 2019

Michelle Lam

Marketing Coordinator
Computer Science, 2018

Rebecca Wong

Marketing Coordinator
Electrical Engineering, 2019

Nathan Pan-Doh

Social Coordinator
Chemical Engineering, 2019

Grace Kasten

Financial Coordinator
Undeclared, 2019

Emma Dauterman

Media Coordinator
Computer Science, 2018

Alli Armstrong

Costume Coordinator
Undeclared, 2019

Michelle Ramseier

Chemical Engineering, 2017
 

Tessa Eckley

Biology, 2017
 

Helen Thomaides

English, 2017
 

Andrew Beckman

Symbolic Systems, 2017
 

Dru Brenner

Human Biology, 2017
 

Nicole Wein

Computer Science, PhD Student
 

Bernardo Ramos

Finance, PhD Student
 

Claire Huang

Underclared, 2020
 

Dylan Sherman

Undeclared, 2020
 

Sabrina Kuta

Undeclared, 2020
 

Sammy Loui

Undeclared, 2020
 

Michelle Lu

Product Design, 2019
 

Videos

View some videos from Nutcracker 2016! Watch our entire Nutcracker show here.

Looking for more? See our Youtube channel here.

Photos

View some photos from our past performances!

Performance photographs courtesy of Alvaro Ponce, Nick Salazar, and Frank Chen. Rehearsal and social event photographs courtesy of Stephanie Hsiang and Emma Dauterman.

Contact us



Want to know more? Send us an email at

cbc-directors@lists.stanford.edu