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We are Cardinal Ballet Company, an enthusiastic group of classically trained dancers who love to perform.


Founded in 1993 by Julia Ball-Dugan and Jennifer Mott, Cardinal Ballet Company (CBC) is Stanford's first and only ballet student group. Our members come from diverse backgrounds, ranging from small studios to professional companies.

CBC puts on two shows a year: Nutcracker in the fall and Cardinal Dance Fusion in the spring. We have also performed at various other venues, including Stanford Dance Marathon and Viennese Ball.

Members are encouraged to take Stanford's Advanced Ballet class, as well as participate in and organize pointe, pas, and variation workshops throughout the year.

Contact us


Emma Dauterman


Computer Science, 2018

Madelaine Graber

Artistic Director

Psychology and Slavic Languages & Literature, 2018

Michelle Lam

Marketing Coordinator

Computer Science, 2018

Alli Armstrong

Costume Coordinator

Product Design, 2019

Grace Kasten

Financial Coordinator

Economics, 2019

Dylan Sherman

Performance Coordinator

Art History, 2020

Sabrina Kuta

Social Coordinator

Computational Biology, 2020

Claire Huang

Marketing Coordinator

Computer Science, 2020

Bernardo Ramos

Finance, PhD student

Jessica Fry

Physics and Theater & Performance Studies, 2019

Michelle Lu

Product Design, 2019

Nathan Pan-Doh

Chemical Engineering, 2019

Rebecca Wong

Electrical Engineering, 2019

Samantha Loui

Engineering Physics, 2020


Watch our entire 2017 Cardinal Dance Fusion (CDF) show

View previous Nutcracker and CDF shows on our YouTube channel


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