Ashley Casstevens

Ashley Casstevens was raised on Hilton Head Island, SC where she began dancing at five years of age. She began her ballet training at Hilton Head Dance School with Karena Brock-Carlyle and John Carlyle. She enjoyed dancing many roles while with Hilton Head Dance School, most memorably Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Raymonda in Terpsichore.  She received additional training while attending the summer program of the Charlotte School of Ballet.  Joining Columbia City Ballet in 2001, she mastered roles in Dracula, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, and Beauty and the Beast, which was filmed for South Carolina Public Television. While attending college at University of South Carolina-Aiken, Ashley trained under Anita Ashley, receiving a scholarship as a member of the dance team.  She taught and performed with various schools throughout the southeast, as well as in Massachusetts.  She began dancing with Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT), under the direction of Suzanne Braddy, in 2015 and she assumed roles in The Nutcracker in Savannah, as well as the role of Auntie ‘Em in The Wizard of Oz. In 2016, Ashley graduated from American Intercontinental University Cum Laude obtaining degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice.  Most especially, she loves relaxing with her family of five at their home in Bluffton, SC.  It is clear, ballet remains a true love and inspiration in her life.  Throughout her 25+ years of the performing arts, she relishes sharing her passion for ballet with thousands and intends to continue training, performing, and teaching other dancers.

Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth grew up dancing in Marietta, GA with the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre. She graduated from Georgia Southern University where she majored in Marketing, while also dancing with the Statesboro Ballet. After moving to Savannah, she fell in love with Savannah Ballet Theatre and has been here ever since! She lives on Wilmington Island with her husband, Kevin, and their dog, Lola. Elizabeth’s absolute favorite and most memorable roll was Wendy in SBT’s Peter Pan in 2010. Her favorite ballet is Coppelia.

Caitlin Godwin

Caitlin began her training with Georgia Academy of Dance under the direction of Sherri Davis where she spent one year as an apprentice company member before moving to Florida. She has attended summer intensives with Next Generation Ballet and Sarasota Ballet and performed Dulcinea’s variation from Don Quixote in the 2013 YAGP. Some of her favorite ballets she has performed in include Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Pas de Quatre, the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in interior design, she decided to pursue her dream of joining a professional ballet company. Caitlin feels very blessed to have been given this opportunity and she looks forward to her first season with the Savannah Ballet Theatre. She currently lives on Whitemarsh Island with her husband and new puppy.

Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham is a Corps de Ballet member of Savannah Ballet Theatre. She was born in a small town in central PA, moving to Summerville, SC with her family where she began studying classical ballet at the Classical Ballet Centre under Terry-Ellen Shields and Melania Ballish Regeuiro. She had the opportunity to dance with Charlotte Ballet as a student dancer during their Charleston performance of The Nutcracker. She attended several summer dance intensives with Ballet Magnificat! in Jackson, MS and Richmond Ballet in Richmond, VA. Her favorite roles included the brat in the story ballet La Boutique Fantasque and her first variation from Flower Festival in Genzano. In addition to her ballet training, Sarah attended Trident Technical College and graduated with a degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) in May 2015. Her favorite quote is “The difference between a good dancer and a great dancer is attention to detail.” –Terry-Ellen Shields.

Madison Porter

Madison is originally from Los Angeles, California and attended CHAMPS Charter High School for the Arts. She moved to New York City during her senior year of high school to start training at The Joffrey Ballet School. After two years at the school she trained with the Oregon Ballet Theatre School, under the direction of Anthony Jones and went on to become a Trainee with City Ballet of San Diego. While in San Diego she performed the classical ballet Raymonda and Carmen with the company. She has spent summers at a number of different places, including Hubbard Street Dance, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Kirov Academy of Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and the Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris. She is also working toward a BA with The New School University online. Last season Madison was an Apprentice with Ballet Tucson and this season she looks forward to working with Savannah Ballet Theatre as a company artist.

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