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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

Executive Director

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

Dylan Sherman

Performance Coordinator

Art History, 2020

Sabrina Kuta

Social Coordinator

Computational Biology, 2020

Claire Huang

Marketing Coordinator

Computer Science, 2020

Andrea Dahl

Financial Coordinator

Undeclared, 2021

Bernardo Ramos

MS&E, PhD 2020

Jeffrey Wang

Biophysics, MD/PhD student

Alexa Wnorowski

Bioengineering, PhD 2020

Olivia Zhou

Education, Master's 2018

Grace Kasten

Economics, 2019

Michelle Lu

Product Design, 2019

Nathan Pan-Doh

Chemical Engineering, 2019

Rebecca Wong

Electrical Engineering, 2019

Abby Chen

Undeclared, 2020

Nicola Kubzdela

Electrical Engineering, 2020

Samantha Loui

Engineering Physics, 2020

Stephanie Chang

Undeclared, 2021

Leilani Tian

Undeclared, 2021

Evelyn Zhang

Undeclared, 2021



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