Meet the Company
Casen began her dance training at the Academy of Ballet in Alamogordo, NM at the age of three. She attended the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive in Austin, TX in 2015 and 2016 as well as the 2015 Summer Intensive with Marina Fliagina at the Las Cruces School of Dance & Music.
Casen was featured in the lead role of Vera in the BBC's inaugural performance, Cafe Noir. In addition, she as has performed numerous times as a featured soloist in the Academy of Ballet productions including: La Fee Magnifique (Beauty and the Beast), Dew Drop Fairy (The Nutcracker), Spring Fairy (Cinderella). Casen has also performed as a guest artist with State Street Ballet and the Moscow Ballet.
Mariah has been training at the Academy of Ballet in Alamogordo, NM for the past fourteen years. Originally from Alamogordo, she currently attends NMSU and plans to study Kinesiology. She will also be teaching classes at the Las Cruces School of Dance & Music.
This is Mariah's second season with the BBC. Last year, she played a featured role in Cafe Noir. Mariah has also performed as a soloist in Beauty and the Beast (The Rose), The Nutcracker (Arabian), Cinderella (Cinderella), and Billy the Kid (Paulita, Billy's girlfriend) at the Academy of Ballet. She has also made guest appearances with State Street Ballet and the Moscow Ballet.
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).
Caroline is a senior at Las Cruces High School. She danced at Michele's Dance Academy for 11 years and is currently dancing at Las Cruces School of Dance & Music. She has attended summer intensives at the Dance Theatre Southwest, the Charleston Dance Institute, the South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory, the Las Cruces School of Dance and Music (with Marina Fliagina), and the Jillana School Summer Intensive. Additionally, she has had master classes with companies including State Street Ballet, Ballet 5:8, and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance.
Caroline performed the featured role of Fritz in their 30th Anniversary show. She was a company member of the Las Cruces Chamber Ballet for two years, performing as a Waltz Flower and Arabian. At LCSDM she has performed as the Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol) and will be Dew Drop Fairy and Jester in the 2017 production of the Nutcracker..
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. At LCSDM he has performed as the Beast (Beauty & the Beast), the Snow King (The Nutcracker), Sheriff Pat Garrett (Billy the Kid) and will be playing the Nutcracker and Cavelier in the 2017 production of the Nutcracker.