Ashley Rollinson, Director
Ms. Rollinson, from Syracuse, NY, was trained at Syracuse School of Dance & Center of Ballet and Dance Arts (Deborah Boughton). Upon high school graduation she entered Ballet Magnificat’s Trainee program. After one year she was promoted to Company Member with Ballet Magnificat!, located in Jackson, MS, and danced professionally with them for six years. As a company member she performed throughout the USA, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) in Nashville, TN as well as internationally in Europe, Singapore, and Costa Rica. In 2005, she began Light of the World Ballet Company & School, Syracuse, NY which she presently directs. Ms. Rollinson continues performing internationally (China, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Peru, Burma, Israel) as well as conducting workshops & master classes (River City Dance-Idaho, Turning Pointe Dance Theater- Michigan, Georgia Youth Ballet- Atlanta, Gansu Dance Ensemble-Lanzhou, China, Terry Fyke School of Dance & Dance for Joy-Rochester, NY) and directing LWB Company, Trainee program, and School. Ms. Rollinson has choreographed several ballets and has written three story ballets, The Crown, Ana’s Battle, and Follow the North Star.
Breanne Worcester was born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and began dancing when she was 10 years old. She received most of her training at Lancaster School of Ballet in Lancaster, PA. She also was a company member of the Ballet Theater of Lancaster for 5 years. At this time, she performed alongside the Donetsk Ballet from the Ukraine, and also performed in the Fulton Opera House. Ms. Worcester moved to NY in August of 2007 to be a trainee with Light of the World Ballet. In the Fall of 2009 she was promoted to Company Member. With LWB, she has performed and ministered in various places in the USA as well as in India, China, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Peru, Burma, and Israel. Ms. Worcester has been on the LWB teaching staff since 2008 and has also guest taught for River City Dance in Lewiston, Idaho.
Alyssa Ishizu was born in Sasebo, Japan and began her dance training under the instruction of Hisako Suzuki and Michiko Nomura. She continued her training in Hawaii at Ballet Hawaii under Pamela Taylor-Tongg. In 2007, Ms. Ishizu was accepted into the Ballet Magnificat! Trainee Program and graduated in May of 2009. In the summer of 2009 she taught, danced and ministered in South Africa. In the fall of 2009, Ms. Ishizu moved to Syracuse, NY to dance with Light of the World Ballet as a pre-apprentice. She was promoted to company member in 2010. With LWB, she has performed and ministered in various places in the USA as well as in the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Peru, Israel and Burma. Ms. Ishizu has also guest taught for River City Dance in Idaho. Ms. Ishizu has been on the teaching staff with LWB since 2010. She has also guest taught for River City Dance in Lewiston, Idaho.
Cayla Noreau, from Upton, MA, received most of her dance training at the Dancing Arts Center and Academy, where she had the opportunity to learn from teachers like Karyn Edison, Dancing Arts Center Director, Wayne Stewarte of the Royal Ballet, and Perla Joy Furr, Director of the Boston Choreographer’s Group, along with many others. During that time, Ms. Noreau performed and toured with the Dancing Arts Ensemble, which gave her opportunities such as her own choreography being invited to be performed on tour and performing at the Boston Dance Alliance Annual Benefit. After graduating from Dancing Arts Center in 2009, she taught at Dancing Arts Center the following year, and danced and performed with Dance Prism. In 2010, Ms. Noreau moved to Syracuse to be a trainee with Light of the World Ballet, and was promoted to Apprentice in 2012, then to company member in 2013. With LWB, Ms. Noreau has had the opportunity to dance and minister in various locations throughout the USA, as well as Peru, Burma, and Israel. She has also guest taught for River City Dance in Lewiston, Idaho and choreographs for LWB and the Youth Ballet.
Kristie Klein, from Foley, Alabama, began her dance training at the age of six. She received her training from various schools and skilled teachers. As a teenager she spent three years studying and performing with Ballet Pensacola’s Student Company. She then spent two years studying and performing with Northwest Florida Ballet’s Student Company. She received special training under Dorothy Lister (Dorothy’s Dance Plus Studio) who performed with the Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo Company and Michael Wardlaw (Labelle Performing Arts) who performed with Cincinnati Ballet Company. In 2012, Kristie moved to Syracuse, NY to be a trainee with Light of the World Ballet. She’s had the opportunity to dance in various places in the USA as well as overseas in Israel and India. In 2014, she graduated from the trainee program and was promoted to an Apprentice position with the Company. Ms. Kristie is on the teaching staff at Light of the World Ballet School.
Jamilyn Ashbaugh began her dance training at Benicia Ballet Theater in California at the age of 8. Her family later moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area, where she studied at Impact Dance of Atlanta. During this time, Ms. Ashbaugh performed with the student company and participated in the conservatory of ballet under Mrs. Susan Banks Beebe. She went on to complete her pre-professional training under Mrs. Beebe with the national curriculum of the American Ballet Theatre at Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance. After attending Summer Dance Outreach at Light of the World Ballet in 2013, Ms. Ashbaugh returned in 2014 to study as a trainee with the company. During this time, she danced locally with LWB, and spent 5 weeks serving with a local ministry in San Jose, Costa Rica, during her summer break. While in Costa Rica she greatly enjoyed the opportunity to perform and conduct a small ballet/worship workshop for local children. After graduating from the trainee program in 2016, Ms. Ashbaugh was promoted to apprentice. With LWB, she has traveled to Burma and Israel and has been on the teaching staff since 2016.
Anna Fargarson grew up in Birmingham, Alabama where she began dancing at 4 years old. She received most of her technical training from Briarwood Ballet under the teaching of instructors including Barbra Barker, Kenneth Tolle, and Brittany Bischoff. She spent her summers attending classes and intensives at Briarwood Ballet and learning many variations under the instruction of Jim Eaton and others. During her senior year of high school Ms. Fargarson was invited to join Ballet Exaltation, Briarwood Ballet’s pre-professional touring company. During her time as a member with Ballet Exaltation she had many performing opportunities. She, also, organized and taught ballet classes for Agape Academy where she enjoyed teaching her students to use the gift of dance for the glory of Jesus Christ. Ms. Fargarson moved to Syracuse, New York in August of 2014 to join Light of the World Ballet’s trainee program. In the Fall of 2017 she was promoted to an Apprentice position. With Light of the World Ballet, she traveled to Myanmar(Burma), Peru, and Israel. Ms. Fargarson is on the LWB teaching staff and served as a guest teacher for River City Dance in Lewiston, Idaho.
Brooke Rossi, from Syracuse, New York, received dance training for thirteen years at Dance Centre North under the instruction of Cathy Napolitano Mucci, Larry Crabtree, and others. During this time, she danced in story ballets such as “Carnival of the Animals” and “Graduation Ball”. She performed as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, in collaboration with the Syracuse Symphony Family Series. For a number of years, Ms. Rossi had the honor of dancing various parts in the “The Great Russian Nutcracker” with the Moscow Ballet. In 2012, she was selected to participate in the Paul Taylor II Company’s shadowing program and was involved in the reconstruction and performance of Paul Taylor’s “Esplanade”. In 2014, she was chosen by Jacques Heim, the founder and artistic director the company Diavolo| Architecture in Motion, to shadow and choreographically set, “Cubical,” a piece which the company is now touring around the country. In 2015, Ms. Rossi joined Light of the World Ballet’s trainee program. She was promoted to the position of apprentice with the company in 2017. With Light of the World Ballet, Ms. Rossi has traveled to Israel. She has had experience teaching dance since 2008 and is excited to extend her talents to the students at Light of the World Ballet.