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Dedication. Artistry. Athleticism.

Meet our MYB Company Members

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Olivia Feng

Olivia Feng is a Junior at Appleton North High School. She has been studying with Makaroff School of Ballet for 10 years and has been with Makaroff Youth Ballet for 5 years. Ballet has shaped her into who she is today and has helped her be successful in other aspects of life. Ballet has taught her the value of hard work and dedication, equipping her with the mindset of always wanting to improve. Outside of ballet, she enjoys traveling, biking, drawing, and spending time with family and friends.

Annika Quiñones

Annika Quiñones is a homeschooled sophomore and has been at Makaroff’s for 10 years. This is her second year in the company. Ballet is something that Annika has adored and appreciated in its entirety for a very long time. She uses the discipline, strength, wisdom, challenge and passion she learned in the art in everyday life and not just while dancing. Besides ballet, Annika enjoys musical theater, reading, spending time with loved ones and pets, the outdoors, boba tea, and sketching with a good cup of coffee. 

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Aleksandra Resch

Aleksandra Resch is a 7th grade 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, discipline and grit that it takes to be a part of Makaroff's. It is her number one passion. In the summer of 2023, Aleksandra had the privilege to attend the prestigious Joffrey Ballet Academy Summer Intensive. Besides ballet, she plays the violin, loves to bake, bracelet making, spending time with her family and friends, painting, sketching, and anything physical active.

Talia Roselaar

Talia Roselaar is a junior at Appleton North High School. She has been dancing with Makaroff School of Ballet for eleven years, and this will be her sixth year in the company. Pouring so much of her time, energy, and love into this art form has both challenged and rewarded Talia for as long as she can remember. The dedication, discipline, and resilience that she has embraced in leotards and pointe shoes spill into all facets of her life. Outside of ballet, Talia enjoys playing the violin and piano, reading and writing poetry, playing board games with her family, and spending time with her friends.

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Kylie Van Elzen

Kylie Van Elzen is a Senior at Kaukauna High school. This is her 11th year at Makaroff School of Ballet and her 6th 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 hanging out with her friends and family. She is involved in HOSA-Future Health Professionals, National Honor Society, and other clubs at her school. After high school, Kylie plans to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a minor in dance.

MYB company members are dancers who...

  • Have attained an advanced skill level in ballet technique, musicality, and artistry as determined by our Artistic Director.

  • Have a passion for dance.

  • Persevere through challenges.

  • Make healthy personal choices.

  • Possess a kindness of heart, a sense of good sportsmanship and a desire for camaraderie among company dancers.

  • Understand that everyone’s success is a victory for the entire company.

  • Have respect for themselves, their Artistic Director, other company dancers, MYB volunteers & staff.

  • Are supportive of the Artistic Director, company dancers, the Board of Directors, and all others in MYB.

  • Are dedicated to pursuing the best interest of MYB.

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