Meet the Artists
(2021-2022 Season)


Lana Pillsbury

Lana is from the Greater Portland area in Maine. As a Maine native, Lana trained under Portland Ballet dancer Kate Robillard (née Smedal) at Center Stage Performing Arts and Maine Ballet Theatre. She was a volunteer assistant teacher to beginner ballet classes in high school. While in college at University of New Hampshire, Lana danced with the UNH Ballet Company. She also had the opportunity to choreograph for three different student showcases. After graduating in 2020 with a degree in Environmental Engineering and minor in Dance, she continued to dance throughout the pandemic under the direction of Patricia Zhou. Lana is now in her second year of graduate school pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and graduate minor in Anthropology. Her favorite roles have been Tiger Lily in the ballet Peter Pan and the Summer Fairy in Cinderella. 


Janelle Hernandez

Janelle began her involvement with BBC in 2019, before joining the Board of Directors as vice president in 2021. With over seventeen years of dance experience and ten years of teaching experience, her appreciation and love for ballet has been lifelong. Janelle currently teaches ballet and jazz classes at the Las Cruces School of Dance and Music, and strives to foster that same passion for dance in her students. Janelle graduated from New Mexico State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She presently works as a barista at The Bean Cafe, in addition to working as a contracted Course Production Specialist for Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC.

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John Pohl

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Olivia Leon

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Ryleigh Wellborn

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Joshua Godman

Josh has danced at the Las Cruces School of Dance& Music for three years. He is currently an engineering major at NMSU.

Josh was a founding member of BBC and played the detective Ethan Stone in Café Noir (2017), Erebus Grimely in The Persistence of Air (2018), and Don José in Carmen. At LCSDM he has performed as the Beast (Beauty & the Beast), the Snow King (The Nutcracker), Sheriff Pat Garrett (Billy the Kid), the Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier (The Nutcracker) and will be playing the Nutcracker and Cavelier in the 2017 production of the Nutcracker.

Daniel Lindsay

Daniel has studied ballet for the last 10 years at both the Academy of Ballet and the Las Cruces School of Dance & Music. He is currently employed as a sheet metal worker at B&H Mechanical in Las Cruces. 

Daniel played the lead male role, Jake Marlowe, in the BBC's original production of Cafe Noir. Of his many performances with the Academy of Ballet and the Las Cruces School of Dance & Music, Daniel has played The Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier (The Nutcracker), The Beast (Beauty and the Beast), Billy the Kid (Billy the Kid), and most memorably one of the Evil Stepsisters (Cinderella). 

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Brittany Nickerson