Current Members

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Meghan Bowler, ‘12
Hometown: Sudbury, MA
Other Affiliations: Alliance Streetdance, Stanford Society of Chicano Latino Engineers and Scientists (SSCLES), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Keryn Breiterman-Loader, '13
Hometown: Miami Beach, FL
Major: Undecided

Keryn Breiterman-Loader is currently a sophomore at Stanford. She was born in Melbourne, Australia and grew up in Miami Beach, Florida where she trained with the Miami City Ballet School for thirteen years under teachers such as Nancy Raffa, Truman Finney, Geta Constantinescu, Alexandra Koltun, and Edward Villella. She also trained at the summer programs of The Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, The Washington Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. At Stanford, she has studied with Kristine Elliott, Diane Frank, Muriel Maffre, and Robert Moses, and participated in the Ballet Arts Intensive.  With interests in English, the social sciences, philosophy, biology, and social change, Keryn is thinking about majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Dance.

Elizabeth Carls, ‘15
Hometown: Austin, TX
Major: Human Biology or Earth Systems

Elizabeth Carls is a freshman at Stanford and has been dancing since she was four. She is from Austin, Texas and trained as a multiform dancer at Tapestry Dance Company for 12 years before moving to Austin School of Classical Ballet to focus on ballet. There, she received rigorous Vaganova training under the school's director, Jennifer Felkner. At Stanford, she is presently considering a major in Human Biology or Earth Systems. Additionally, Elizabeth is involved in Stanford's Dance Marathon.

Katherine Disenhof, ‘12
Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
Major: Human Biology
Minor: Dance
Other Affiliations: Arts Intensive 2010-2012 (Program Assistant), Institute for Diversity in the Arts + Committee on Black Performing Arts (2010-2011 Artist Fellow), Arts Circle (2010-2011), 2011 Community Arts Fellow, Stanford Institute for Creativity in the Arts (2011-2012 Student Arts Intern)

Katherine Disenhof is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Dance. A Bay Area native, she trained for twelve years at Marin Ballet where she performed many leading roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and the principal dancer in George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie. Katherine has attended programs at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet School, and Nederland Dans Theater. At Stanford, she has had the opportunity to participate in numerous opportunities within the Dance Division including projects involving Parijat Desai, Robert Moses, Diane Frank, Todd Eckert, Alonzo King, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Quinn Wharton and Garen Scribner.

Jacqueline Dory, ‘11
Hometown: Reno, NV
Major: Civil Engineering - Structures and Construction
Other Affiliations: American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Oral Communications Tutor, and Stanford Concrete Canoe

Jacqueline Dory is currently a senior at Stanford majoring in Civil Engineering. She first became interested in ballet when she was three years old.  Jacqueline's primary training was at Ballet Nevada in her hometown Reno, Nevada.  After dancing and training extensively during the school year, she attended the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive for six consecutive summers and rose to the highest level in the program. In addition to dancing as a hobby, Jacqueline also danced professionally with Nevada Ballet Theater for two seasons of the Nutcracker.  Although her interests in engineering are taking her further and further away from ballet, dancing will always remain her first love.

Laura Drohan, ‘14
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Considering Human Biology
Minor: Considering French
Other Affiliations: Music4all

Laura Drohan is a freshman at Stanford from Colorado Springs, Colorado where she received her primary ballet training at the Peak Ballet Theater and Zamuel Ballet School under German and Valentina Zamuel. She has also attended summer programs at the International Ballet School and the Joffrey Ballet School. At Stanford, Laura is considering a major in Human Biology and a minor in French. She is currently a member of Cardinal Ballet and Music4all.

Alli Folk, ‘13
Hometown: South Bend, IN
Major: Product Design
Minor: Statistics
Other affiliations: Stanford Women in Business, Chi Omega sorority, Product Design peer mentoring, and Viennese Ball Steering and Opening Committees

Alli Folk is a junior at Stanford majoring in Product Design and minoring in Statistics. She trained primarily in ballet and modern dance at the Conservatory of Dance in Granger, Indiana, under the direction of Jill Tulchinsky, Lydia Aurinko-Mostow, and Dawn Deahl. Alli also attended summer programs at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Canada. At Conservatory, Alli performed as Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty, and the Children of the Kingdom soloist in the Contemporary Nutcracker, as well as the story ballets Cinderella, Graduation Ball, Firebird, and Coppelia.

Makiko Fujimoto, ‘14
Hometown: Osaka, Japan
Major: Undecided (Maybe Biology or Psychology)
Other Affiliations: LSJUMB, Dance Marathon, SUN

Makiko started dancing at Pasadena Civic Ballet in California. After moving back to Japan, she trained under various teachers, most notably Yasuko Yogachi. She danced most recently with Bangkok City Ballet in Thailand under Masako Hirata, Tirolarn Kritayakierne, and others. Previous roles performed by her include the Pas de Trois from Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, and the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty.

Caroline Grueskin, '14
Hometown: New York, NY
Major: Undecided

Caroline Grueskin is a freshman at Stanford University. Originally from New York City, she graduated from Riverdale Country School in 2010. At Stanford, she is planning to study Philosophy and History. Before coming to Stanford, she trained for ten years at the J-CC Mid-Westchester Dance School and performed with the Westchester Theater of Dance. She also attended a summer dance intensive at Alvin Ailey during high school. Although she is not planning to pursue a career in dance, she hopes to continue dancing at Stanford and afterwards. She is very excited to perform with the Cardinal Ballet Company this year!

Megan Kanne

Megan Kanne, ‘12
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Major: Science, Technology, and Society
Minor: Biology
Other Affiliations: Stanford Pre-Business Association, Stanford Environmental Consulting, The Blyth Fund Investment Group

Megan Kanne is a junior at Stanford and is majoring in STS. She graduated from Orange County High School of the Arts and received her primary ballet training from the same under the direction of Steven Hyde and Muriel Joyce. She has also attended summer programs at Boston Ballet and ABT. Megan has also had the pleasure of working with many choreographers such as Colleen O’Callaghan, Alaine Haubert, Thang Dao, Sophie Monat, Charles Maple and Amy Seiwert. At Stanford, she has been involved with the Cardinal Ballet for two years including performing in the annual Urban Nights Dance Fusion showcase. In addition, she is serving as CBC’s Director of Marketing.

Jenny Koenig, '13
Hometown: Temecula, CA
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Dance
Other Affiliations: Chemistry Department (TA)

Jenny Koenig is a member of the class of 2013 at Stanford. Her diverse academic interests include Biology, Chemistry, and Medicine, and she has not yet decided on a major. Jenny received her classical ballet training at New West Ballet School, Anaheim Ballet, and San Elijo Dance and Music Academy, all located near her home in Southern California. Jenny has had the honor to perform with the San Francisco Ballet in Don Quixote as the “Mini Cupid,” and with the Kirov Ballet in their production of La Bayadere at the Kodak Theatre. During high school, she was cast in soloist roles in several performances, including dancing the title character Alice in “Alice and Wonderland” and performing with prominent artists such as PNB Principal Patricia Barker and SYTYCD finalist Danny Tidwell. She has performed solo variations from Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Esmeralda, and Swan Lake, as well as several contemporary pieces. Jenny has been a member of Cardinal Ballet since Fall 2009 and intends to be a Dance minor.

Julia Neidert, '13
Hometown: Prior Lake, MN

Julia Neidert is a sophomore at Stanford University. She is working towards a major in Computer Science and a minor in Math or Modern Languages. Julia was born in Soltau, Germany and moved to the United States at the age of six. She began dancing when she was three, training mainly at Carroll County Dance Center in Sykesville, Maryland and DanceWorks Performing Arts Center in Lakeville, Minnesota. She has also attended the Milwaukee Ballet School Summer Intensive Program and performed with Lakeville City Ballet. Her instructors have included Leslie Fauconnet, Denise Vogt, Christina Munter, Barry Leon, Ted Sothern, David Stright, Benjamin Johnson, Julie Berg, and Ronald Tice. Julia has also taught ballet classes and choreographed several pieces. She has been a member of Cardinal Ballet since Fall 2009.

Carly Lave, '15

Paula Obler, '13
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Major: Biology
Minor: Dance

Paula Obler is currently a sophomore at Stanford, planning to major in Economics with a minor in Dance. She received most of her instruction from Carla Stallings Lippert, Jimmy Hao, and Jasmin Kloos at the Severance School of Ballet in Fresno, CA. She performed annually with Central California Ballet's The Nutcracker under the direction of Diane Mosier, and participated in several other Lively Arts productions. She also attended summer intensives at ABT in New York and Ballet Austin. She is enjoying her second year as a Cardinal Ballet member!


Sarah Pickering, '12
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Major: Human Biology
Minor: Dance
Other Affiliations: TriDelta Sorority

Sarah Pickering is a junior at Stanford majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Dance. She danced jazz and ballet throughout high school at the Ballet School of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. There she was a part of the Ballet Focus Program and demonstrated for younger children. Now she continues to take class at Stanford and has worked with Kristine Elliot, Diane Frank, and Robert Moses. This is her second year in Cardinal Ballet and she is currently CBC's assistant director of marketing and co-social chair. Outside of dance, Sarah is involved in TriDelta sorority and ISA study abroad in Florence.

Colette Posse, ‘12
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Dance
Other Affiliations: Society of Women Engineers

Colette Posse is a junior at Stanford majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She attended Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, and received her ballet training from Palos Verdes Ballet under the direction of Uta Graf-Apostol. There she performed in various classical works including The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Firebird, Les Sylphides, Giselle, and The Nutcracker. She attended the summer trainee program at the Joffrey Ballet School, New York, for two years. At Stanford, Colette has had the pleasure of working with Muriel Maffre, Kristine Elliott, Sophie Monat, and Amy Seiwert. She been actively involved in Cardinal Ballet's production of Urban Nights: Dance Fusion in 2009 and 2010. Colette currently serves as CBC's operations manager.

Thuy Tran, '15

Sanjay Saverimuttu, ‘12
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Major: Biology- Ecology and Evolution
Other Affiliations: Study Abroad in Capetown Spring 2011

Sanjay Saverimuttu is a junior at Stanford and is majoring in Biology. At a young age he was inspired to train in ballet by his aunt, Sandra Peticolas. He graduated from Alexander W Dreyfoos Jr School of the Arts and received his primary ballet training from Boca Ballet Theatre in Florida under the direction of Jane Tyree and Dan Guin. He has also attended summer programs at Boston Ballet, School of American Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Sanjay has also had the pleasure of working with many choreographers such as Christopher Fleming, Kathy Posin, Margo Sappington, Sophie Monat, Robert Moses and Amy Seiwert , and he has also performed Balanchine works. At Stanford, he has participated in many student and faculty works of the Stanford Dance Division. In his sophomore year, he choreographed Release, a piece for Cardinal Ballet, which premiered at Urban Nights Dance Fusion 2010. This year he is continuing to choreograph and serves as CBC’s Social/Audition Chair.

Susanna Sheehan, ‘11
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: International Relations
Other Affiliations: Tridelta, Stanford in Berlin, Krupp Internship Program

Susanna is a senior at Stanford majoring in International Relations. She trained for eleven years at Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica under the direction of New York City Ballet principal dancer Yvonne Mounsey. While studying at Westside, Susanna performed roles in George Balanchine's Serenade, Concerto Barocco, Who Cares?, and Stars and Stripes, as well as the story ballets Paquita, The Nutcracker, and Coppelia. She trained for two summers at San Francisco Ballet School and spent the summer of 2009 working as a mentor for young participants in Los Angeles Ballet's summer intensive program.