Annika is a homeschooled freshman and has been at the School 9 years. She just started with MYB fall semester of 2022. Ballet has always been one of the most important and wonderful things in Annika’s life, and it taught and still continues to teach her strength, discipline, and the values of challenge. Besides dancing, she loves reading, the outdoors, spending time with her loved ones and pets, and any type of art, be it music, or sketching on a rainy day with a good cup of coffee.
Brianna Meyer is a Senior at Chilton High School. This is her 8th year at Makaroff School of Ballet and her 4th year with MYB. She has enjoyed dancing with fellow members in MYB’s Nutcracker and Peter and the Wolf, and looks forward to upcoming performances. Brianna is actively involved in her family’s dairy farm and enjoys showing her cattle at shows at the state and national level. One of her favorite quotes include, “Don’t tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon."
Isabella Collar is a Senior at Appleton West. She began dancing the Makaroff School of Ballet when she was eight and this is her third year with MYB. Izzy has discovered a tremendous sense of accomplishment through ballet and was honored to dance as Mouse Queen in The Nutcracker for MYB. Her dream roles include Dew Drop fairy and Snow Queen from The Nutcracker. Outside of ballet, Izzy enjoys art, reading and hanging out with friends and family.
Kylie Van Elzen is a Junior at Kaukauna High school. This is her 10th year at Makaroff School of Ballet and her 5th year with MYB. Ballet inspires Kylie to physically and emotionally challenge herself in ways beyond what she ever thought possible because “Dance is the hidden language of our soul.” When Kylie isn’t dancing, she enjoys playing piano and hanging out with her friends and family. After high school, Kylie plans to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Olivia Feng is a Sophmore at Appleton North, has been dancing since she was 5 and began studying with the Makaroff School of Ballet at 6. Ballet has shaped her into who she is today and has helped her be successful in other aspects of life. Her most memorable roles were Columbine and Chinese. She hopes to one day dance as Snow Queen and Dew Drop in the Nutcracker, and Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty. She enjoys traveling, biking, hiking, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends.
Talia Roselaar is a Sophmore at Appleton North High School. She began dancing with Makaroff School of Ballet when she was five. While she has grown as a dancer and as a person since then, her passion for dance remains the same. The dedication, discipline, and stamina that ballet requires benefits Talia in all other aspects of her life as well. Outside of ballet, Talia enjoys playing the violin and piano, playing board games, and spending time with her friends.
Aleksandra Resch is a student at Saint Francis Xavier Middle School. Beginning ballet at the age of two in Sioux Falls, SD, she joined the Makaroff School of Ballet in the Fall of 2015, now dancing with the MYB since Winter 2022. Aleksandra loves the challenge, strength, art, and discipline that ballet gives her each day and it is her number one passion. Besides ballet, she plays the violin, loves to bake, spend time with her family and friends, painting, sketching, and anything physical active.