artists

The following artists are scheduled to appear on the August 4, 2017 Tom Gold Dance performances at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Details and tickets here.

Lyrica Blankfein
Bio to follow.
Thomas Garrett
A native of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Thomas Garrett began his training with Dulce Anaya and Laurie Byrd. After attending Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, he joined Richmond Ballet as an apprentice in 2003. In 2005 he joined the main company, performing many leading roles in traditional evening-length ballets and contemporary works. Thomas has also been a guest artist with VOICE Dance Company and has spent past summers working with Jessica Lang Dance. A soloist with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Thomas made his debut with Tom Gold Dance during the Company’s annual New York City season at the Gerald W. Lynch Thetaer in March 2017.
Brian Gephart
Bio to follow.
Mary Beth Hansohn
Bio to follow.
Allynne Noelle
Allynne Noelle began her dance training in Souther California at age five with Marnell Himes, Janek Schergen, and Alaine Haubert, and has been dancing professionally since the age of 15. Currently a soloist with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Allynne also performs as a principal guest artist with Barak Ballet and Sacramento Ballet, and has appeared with Ballet Pacifica, Inland Pacific Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Los Angeles Ballet. Allynne has created original roles in works by Sonya Tayeh and Stacey Tookey (choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance), San Francisco Ballet’s Christopher Stowell, and—at the 2016 National Choreographers’ Initiative—Tom Gold. Allynnemade her debut with Tom Gold Dance during the Company’s annual New York City season at the Gerald W. Lynch Thetaer in March 2017.
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 during the Company’s annual New York City season at the Gerald W. Lynch Thetaer in March 2017.
James Shee
James Shee received his ballet training at Deane Dancer Center in Sacramento, CA. He has danced as a trainee with the San Francisco Ballet, and as a member of the National Ballet of Canada. A 2014 Princeton University graduate, James is currently a PhD Candidate in Chemical Physics at Columbia University. This is James’s fourth program with Tom Gold Dance.