Mary Ann Schaefer, Ballet West II

Born: Fishers, IN

Joined Ballet West II: 2012

Training: Allegro Ballet Academy; Clara R. Noyes Academy of Ballet Internationale under Alyona Yakovleva, Clark Blakley and Tatiana Pali; the Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana; and Ballet West Academy Professional Training Division.

Additional Information: Competed in Youth America Grand Prix in 2005, 2006 and 2007, winning First Place in Classical at the semifinals and awarded a scholarship to Harid Conservatory of the Arts at the finals. Received a full scholarship to Ballet West's Summer Intensive Program at YAGP finals in 2009, followed by an offer to stay on as a Trainee on full scholarship. Competed at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Fla. in 2010, making it to the final round, as well as receiving a Jury Award.