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Melissa Framiglio, raised in Pittsburg, PA trained with Patricia McKeown and at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. She danced for ten year at the Louisville Ballet performing principal roles in many productions including The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Apollo and many original ballets. She also enjoyed dancing the contemporary works by both Paul Taylor and David Parsons. Upon leaving Louisville Ballet, she has continued a professional freelance dance career. Currenty Melissa is a certified GYROTONIC _ instructor and manages her own company called Fluidity Movement. Melissa is enjoyin living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter, Sophia.
Tracy Carboneau trained on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the school of the Richmond Ballet. She has danced professionally with Ballet Oregon, American Festival Ballet, Ballet de Monterrey, Eugene Ballet, and Ballet Idaho. Upon moving to Portland Tracy has had the opportunity to work with BodyVox, several productions with the Portland Opera and was a founding member of both Polaris Dance Theatre and Bouand Dance Company.
Cait Powers born in San Luis Obispo, CA where she began her dance training. After moving to Portland, Oregon Cait continued her training at the School of Oregon Ballet, where she continued on to dance with Oregon Ballet Theatre at age fifteen. She toured Anchorage. Alaska with OBT performing The Nutcracker. Cait also can be seen acting in films and commericials projects in the Portland area. As an emerging choreographer, Cait won several choreography competitions and most recently set her poetic work, Shadow Cast on Pacific Dance Ensemble. She currently also dances with Portland Dance Collaboration.
Amelia Unsicker, a native of Portland, Oregon, trained at Oregon Ballet Theatre. While at OBT she performed in various roles in II Distratto, La Source, Napoli, Peter and the Wolf, Raymonda, Snow White, Swan Lake and George Balanchine's, The Nutrcacker. In June 2011, Amelia completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Dance. She has danced with Ballet Fantastique and appeared as a guest artist in the Portland Festival's The Nutcracker, Hansel and Gretel, and Don Quixote. Amelia also teaches and choreographs at Fired-UP Dance Academy. She aspires to continue dancing professionally and eventually amalgamate her two passions in life - dance and science.
Pacific Dance Ensemble