Apprentice Dancers

Laural Boyles

Laural Boyles is a new apprentice with Savannah Ballet Theatre. She has danced for 14 years. Laural has recently graduated from Statesboro Youth Ballet, the ballet branch of The Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, Georgia. While training there, Laural performed in all of SYB’s shows, including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and An Evening of Modern Dance. She has also had the opportunity to showcase and perform her own original choreography in An Evening of Modern Dance. Laural is excited to work with Savannah Ballet, and take the next step in her dancing career.

Anna Coghill

Anna Victoria Coghill, native of Greensboro, North Carolina, began her studies at The School of Greensboro Ballet. Where she was classical trained in Balanchine as well in modern and jazz. Along with numerous roles in Greensboro Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, set by Maryhelen Mayfield, Anna also took part in Greensboro Ballet’s production of Coppelia, set by Tom Clower. Anna attended American Ballet Theatre (ABT) summer intensive and the following year she attended Joffrey Ballet summer intensive. Anna furthered her training with The Joffrey Ballet School Texas trainee year round program. She was trained classically in Vaganova from 2017- 2020. In the summer of 2019, Anna danced with Burklyn Ballet summer intensive. Anna was given the opportunity to perform in Burklyn Ballet’s Snow White at The Fringe Festival, in Edinburgh Scotland as the Blue Bird and in the Moonbeams Corp. While in Scotland, she took part in master classes with Arthur Leeth, Boston Ballet Soloist and Ballet Master. Anna is thrilled for countless opportunities to be studying with Savannah Ballet as she continues to pursue her dance career professionally.

Lily Donohue

Lily Donohue is a 19 year old from Lawrenceville, Georgia. She began training in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and acrobatics at Elite Dance Academy. Two years ago, she decided to shift her training to focus on ballet at Gwinnett Ballet Theatre and had the opportunity to perform in the Nutcracker and Alice in Wonderland. Between dance seasons, she trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre’s summer intensives. She also was active in theatre and represented her high school in Georgia Thespians All-State Opening Number as a member of the dance core. Lily is excited to have the opportunity to dance professionally with Savannah Ballet Theatre as an apprentice.

Hailey Dunn

Hailey is excited to join Savannah Ballet Theatre for the 2020-2021 season. She began her training in Mechanicsville, Virginia, at the age of three. After moving to Bluffton, South Carolina, Hailey trained under the instruction of Laura Peterson, Christina Hardy, Natalie Carr, and Abby Rosenbaum. She trained for two years at Hilton Head Dance Theatre under the instruction of Karena Brock-Carlyle, John Carlyle, and Jamal Edwards. Hailey is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to dance with Savannah Ballet Theatre and she looks forward to the great things God has in store for her this season.

Ella Warren

Ella Warren joined Savannah Ballet Theatre this year as an apprentice. Prior to moving to Savannah, Ella trained with International Ballet Academy (IBA) through their Pre-Professional Day Program in North Carolina for the majority of her student years. She is trained in the Vaganova method and has also studied modern (Horton style and Silvestre technique), jazz, and character. While studying she was able to perform roles in many classical ballets such as The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, La Fille Mal Gardeé, and Giselle. Ella attended Kansas City Ballet’s Summer Intensive this past year, virtually due to COVID-19, on scholarship and has also attended Boys Ballet Summer Intensive three times for partnering, and IBA’s Summer Intensive for many years. Ella competed at American Dance Competition/ International Ballet Competition (ADC/IBC) in 2019 and received gold scores for both her contemporary and classical variations. While dancing with Savannah Ballet Theatre she is also completing college courses online.

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