Meet The Crew

RUSSELL KAISER

Assistant Artistic Director
Cleveland, OH

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Russell Kaiser began his dance training at the age of five and entered the School of Pacific Northwest Ballet aged 13, studying under the company’s founding Artistic Directors Kent Stowell and Francia Russell. During his illustrious career, he has also staged works with various renowned companies around the world, including, San Francisco Ballet, and The Royal Ballet. Kaiser has served as Assistant Artistic Director of Boston Ballet since 2009.

PAULO ARRAIS

Choreographer
Goiania, Brazil

A native of Goiânia, Brazil, Paulo Arrais choreographed his first ballet, “Work in Progress”, for the 2nd Boston International Ballet Competition Gala and Maris Liepa Gala in London with former Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Whitney Jensen. Arrais joined Boston Ballet as a company dancer in 2010, and was promoted to soloist in 2011 then to Principal Dancer in 2012. Following a year with Norwegian National Ballet, Arrais returned to Boston Ballet for the 2014-2015 season.

LARKIN DONLEY

Videographer
Los Angeles, California

Based in Los Angeles, Larkin Donley is an Emmy Award-winning videographer and director of photography. Working in both VR and 2D filmmaking, Donley has found success in commercial, narrative, documentary and music video formats. Highlights of Donley’s narrative work include the Colin Schiffli-directed “Animals” (2014), which won the Special Jury Award at SXSW Film Festival, and the shorts “Oren” (2014), directed by Tahyna MacManus.

DANCERS

Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy

Soloist
Los Angeles, California

Paul Craig

Principal Dancer
Manistee, Michigan

SEO HYE HAN

Principal Dancer
Seoul, South Korea

LOUISE HAUTEFEUILLE

Artist
Burlingame, California

Tigran Mkrtchyan

Principal Dancer
Yerevan, Armenia

CHISAKO OGA

Soloist
Carlsbad, California

Irlan Silva

Soloist
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 AO WANG

Artist
Beijing, China

Patrick Yocum

Principal Dancer
Souderton, Pennsylvania