Sally Monroe, originally from Chardon, Ohio, began her ballet training at Elliot’s Fine Arts under the direction of Joe Glowick, and continued her dance training for 10 years at Ballet Arts Academy under the instruction of Suzanne Rosati. Sally also trained for four years under Marguerite Duncan, who pioneered dance in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. After graduation, Sally danced with Ohio Dance Theatre for two years, performing many roles in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Carmen. She was accepted into Ballet Magnificat’s Trainee Program in August of 2005 and promoted to an Apprentice with Ballet Magnificat! Omega in the fall of 2007 and Company Artist in August 2008. Since then, Sally has toured, performed, and conducted Master Classes all over the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Sally was selected to become the Company’s Assistant Artistic Director in August of 2013.
Sally retired from Ballet Magnificat! Omega company in August 2017 after completing twelve wonderful years of dancing, touring and ministry all over the USA and abroad. Since retirement, Sally has conducted master classes all throughout the States and is currently teaching dance in Lexington, Kentucky.
Samuel is originally from Milwaukee, WI. He began his training in a small studio just outside of his hometown. He has trained with OrlaFFndo Ballet, Ballet Met and Ballet Austin. He has performed professionally with Ballet Met’s second company in The Nutcracker, Dracula and Sleeping Beauty.
Breanna Faith Justus was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and began dancing at the age of three. She has been training at Kentucky Ballet Theatre since the age of six under the direction of Ms. Rafaela Cento-Muños Risco. Ms. Justus has performed in many classical ballets with Kentucky Ballet Theatre, including corps de ballet roles in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Raymonda, Paquita, Le Corsaire, and Harlequinade. She has also had the privilege of performing several soloist roles, including Clara in The Nutcracker and Little Red Riding Hood in Sleeping Beauty. Under the coaching of Ms. Rafaela Risco, she participated in Youth America Grand Prix, where she was awarded Top Twelve in the regionals three times, and in the National Society of Arts and Letters Ballet Competition, where she placed first in the regionals and competed in the finals. She recently had the honor of working under Ms. Aurora Bosch, one of the four “Cuban Jewels”. Ms. Justus has attended summer intensives at Ballet Magnificat, the Kentucky Governor’s School of the Arts, and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in NYC. In 2017, she had the privilege of participating in the NSLI-Y partnership with RAF Russian Language and Culture and Bolshoi Way program in Moscow, Russia, where she had the opportunity of training at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy) under the teaching of Ekaterina Ronnikova. Ms. Justus also had the blessing of performing with Gloria Deo School of the Arts as the Prize Doll in The Toymaker’s Son and as the Spirit of God in Esther. Ms. Justus is thankful to the Lord for giving her the ability to dance, and prays that He will be glorified through her dancing. She is humbled and honored to be performing with Gloria Deo in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for the first time.
Keynald Reinaldo Vergara was born in Havana, Cuba and started dancing at the age of 10 at the Juan Pablo Duarte Elementary School. He finished training at The National Ballet School “Ena” in 2010. After graduation, he continued on to Prodanza in Cuba where he danced many roles, including Dracula (Renfield, Court), The Nutcracker (Cavalier, Doll, Joker, Arabian, Russian), Le Corsaire (Ali, Pas de Esclave, Merchant), La Sylphides (James), Paquita (Pas de Trois) and many others. He has worked with great teachers and choreographers including Magaly Suarez, Fernando Alonso, William Starrett, Laura Alonso and Ramona de Zaa Bello. He was a principal dancer with the Columbia City Ballet for two seasons from 2015 to 2017. Recently, he competed in the 2018’s International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi making it to the final round.
Eleanor Lee is a 7th grader at West Jessamine Middle School. She has beFFen dancing with Sarah Henderson at Gloria Deo School of the Arts for 6 years. This is her first year dancing the role of Lucy!
Kinley Reed, 12 years old, has been dancing with Gloria Deo School of the Arts for three years. In this short amount of time her strength and skill has grown significantly. She has a deep love for classical ballet and a God given fierce determination to do all things to His glory.
Aslan: Jacqueline Henderson, Amber Schmoll
White Witch: Sally Monroe
Dwarf: Luke Eiden
Peter: Sam Booth
Susan: Breanna Justus
Edmond: Keynald R. Vergara Soto
Lucy: Eleanor Lee
Kinley Reed (12/21, 5 p.m. only)
Mr. Tumnus: Noah Eiden
Mrs. Beaver: Shelby Snow
Mr. Beaver: Micah Eiden
Winter Maidens: Trinity Tribble, Hannah Frick
Snow Fairies: Kylie Reed, Briley Hensley
Maugrim: Hannah Frick
Messenger Wolf: Miranda Maas
Wolf Pack: Trinity Tribble, Sakura Goto, Nessa Sontag
Mrs. Macready: Sarah Lafountain
Professor Kirke: Dan Sheffler
Birds: Danielle Ansiel, Erin Akock, Cocoa Kubo, Briley Hensley
General of Aslan Army: Ethan Maas
Father Christmas: Paul Ponder
Stone Statues: Miranda Maas, Hannah Frick, Trinity Tribble,
Shelby Snow, Sakura Goto, Betsy Ballard, Suzannah Reves, Nessa Sontag
Nymph: Nessa Sontag
Aslan’s Army: Miranda Maas, Hannah Frick, Trinity Tribble,
Shelby Snow, Sakura Goto, Betsy Ballard, Ethan Maas
Witch’s Army: Eliana Spiro, Nessa Sontag, Suzannah Reves,
Brooklyn Tribble, Kylie Reed, Sarah Lafountain,
Jane Ashley Saylor, Ella Ray, Bella Sepahban, Greta Schmidt
Cair Paravel Dancers: Sakura Goto, Hannah Frick, Nessa Sontag,
Trinity Tribble, Miranda Maas, Sarah Lafountain,
Betsy Ballard, Eliana Spiro
Court Dancers: Greta Schmidt, Bella Sepahban, Brooklyn Tribble,
Jane Ashley Saylor, Ella Ray
Flower Girls: Danielle Ansiel, Erin Aykock, Briley Hensley, Cocoa Kubo