Michele Antonioli, Artistic Director
Ms. Antonioli is an Associate Professor in the University of Montana School of Theater and Dance, teaching ballet, pointe, kinesiology, and pedagogy. She studied professionally with the Harkness Ballet School and the School of American Ballet before dancing with the Houston Ballet and the Frankfurt Opera Ballet. She has a B.A. in Geology and an M.F.A. in Ballet from Texas Christian University. She has directed the Garden City Ballet’s productions of Cinderella and The Nutcracker.
Jeanette Comstock (tap)
Ms. Comstock, a Missoula native, has studied tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, and modern for thirteen years. As a member of the Missoula Youth Tap Ensemble she studied tap under Linda Murphy for three years. She has danced with world renowned tap, ballet, and modern artists in Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, Italy, and China. Ms. Comstock was a member of the Garden City Ballet Company in 2010, performing solo roles in The Nutcracker. She has interned two summers with the American Tap Dance Foundation in New York City, and she spent last summer as an intern for New York City's Broadway Dance Center where she studied tap under Michelle Dorrance, Germaine Salsberg, Jared Grimes, Max Pollack and other tap greats. Ms. Comstock is a student at the University of Montana majoring in Pre-Med and Biochemistry.
Jordan Dehline (ballet, modern)
Ms. Dehline graduated from the University of Montana in 2008 with a BFA in Dance Education and Choreography/Performance. While at UM, Ms. Dehline received the Theatre/Dance Talent Scholarship, the 2008 Outstanding Senior in Dance Award, and an Undergraduate Research Award. She performed as a company member with Headwaters Dance Company, the CoMotion Dance Project, and Plateau Ballet Repertory Theatre of Washington, and currently dances with Bare Bait Dance. Ms. Dehline currently teaches in Missoula County Public Schools as part of the Montana Model Dance Education Program (MoDE), and is adjunct faculty at UM.
Colleen Rosbarsky (ballet, jazz)
Ms. Rosbarsky has a B.F.A. in Ballet from the University of Utah. She received additional professional training in jazz and ballet at Ballet West Conservatory and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Ms. Rosbarsky has performed as a company member with Utah Ballet, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre. She was awarded the MDAA teaching fellowship in 2001 and 2010. In the spring of 2012 she performed the role of Velma Kelly in University of Montana’s production of Chicago. For the past two years Ms. Rosbarsky has served as assistant director/choreographer of the Garden City Ballet’s Nutcracker.
Lindsey Schwickert (ballet)
Ms. Schwickert began her training in Whitefish, Montana at the age of four. Soon traveling to Kalispell, MT, she became a passionate member of the Northwest Ballet Company. Performing in several Nutcracker Productions, Spring Showcases and also a guest artist for Azure Vision Dance Company, her desire to constantly dance landed her at the University of Montana in 2008. While attending UM, Ms. Schwickert received several scholarships and awards for her dedication to the arts and in addition, branched out into the world of booking tour manager for local dance companies in Missoula. Along with dance, Ms. Schwickert loves outdoor activities and traveling the world.
Board of Directors 2012-2013
Katie DeSoto (President)
Eamon Fahey (Treasurer)
Virginia Rutherford (Secretary)