artists

The following artists are scheduled to appear on the July 27 and 28, 2018 Tom Gold Dance performances at TurnPark Art Space in West Stockbridge, MA.

Tiffany Mori
Born in Osaka, Japan, Tiffany began her training at the Soda Ballet School. After being awarded the silver medal at the national ballet competition in Japan, she traveled to the United States to complete her training at the Miami City Ballet School under the direction of Edward Villella. Tiffany began her professional career with Tulsa Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, joining the Saint Louis Ballet under the direction of Gen Horiuchi in 2009. As a leading artist of the company she has performed principal roles in such full length ballets as Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty while starring in works by Twyla Tharp and George Balanchine. She has also originated principal roles in works by Amy Seiwert, Brian Enos, Emery LeCrone, Francis Patrelle and Tom Gold. While dancing, Tiffany obtained her degree in Chemistry and Mathematics magna cum laude from the University of Missouri. Tiffany makes her debut with Tom Gold Dance with these performances, however she appeared in the October 2016 World Premiere of Gold’s Oasis, a St. Louis Ballet commission.
Shoshana Rosenfield
Born in New York City, Shoshana Rosenfield trained at the School of American Ballet and Ballet Academy East, as well as attended summer programs at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell. In 2009, Shoshana received the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, joining the Company as a corps de ballet member from 2010 to 2012. Among many other works at City Ballet, she danced in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Symphony in C, and Movements for Piano and Orchestra as well as in Jerome Robbins’s Glass Pieces, West Side Story, and In G Major…, and many other works. Shoshana is a graduate of Barnard College. She most recently appeared with Tom Gold Dance during the Company’s seventh annual New York City season this past April.
Mary Elizabeth Sell
Born in Wilton, CT, Mary Elizabeth Sell began her dance training at the age of five. She entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, at the age of 10. While a student at SAB, Ms. Sell performed with the Company in Coppélia, Scherzo alla Russe, and Double Feature. Ms. Sell originated a corps role in Christopher d’Amboise’s Tribute as part of the SAB 2005 Annual Workshop. In December 2005, Mary Elizabeth became an apprentice with NYCB, and in September 2006 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. Mary Elizabeth made her debut with Tom Gold Dance  at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in March 2017. This is her fourth appearance with the Company.
James Shee
James Shee began his ballet training at Deane Dancer Center in Sacramento, CA, and spent one year as a trainee with the San Francisco Ballet, where he performed John Neumeier’s Yondering, Edgar Zendejas’ Crumbling, and other works. In 2007, James joined the National Ballet of Canada, dancing featured roles in Giselle, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Nureyev’s Sleeping Beauty, and Jorma Elo’s Pur ti Miro as well as in works by James Kudelka, Aszure Barton, Sabrina Matthews, and Peter Quanz. In New York City, James has appeared with Tom Gold Dance and the Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and has worked with choreographers Tom Gold, Kevin Jenkins, and Craig Salstein. James graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 2014, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemical Physics at Columbia University. This is his seventh program with Tom Gold Dance.