CCM Prep SERIES Presents

fall youth ballet concert

Dec. 9-11, 2022, Patricia Corbett Theater

  • CCM Preparatory Ballet Faculty | Thomas Bell, Ana Bird, Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, Heather Cameron-Johnson, Isabele Elefson, Elizabeth Russell, Shauna Steele, Tricia Sundbeck, and Rachael Vrbancic

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.



The CCM Prep Dance Program would like to thank our amazing faculty, administrators, and Dean for giving our students such a wonderful fall semester of classes and performances.  What a year it has already been.  We have ten graduating seniors this year.  Each one has been balancing college applications, school musicals, other extra curriculars, and dancing with grace. We are thrilled to watch them show their individuality in their Senior choreography and in their dancing.   

We would also like to thank Dr. Ann Choe (Our CCM Fairy Godmother) for her countless hours of support to our dancers and faculty.  I truly don't know how CCM would function without her.  Thank you to our parents for supporting your children in their passion for dance.  To Gwen Thoroughman, Bay Warren, and Jeff Corcoran we appreciate all that you have done this year to keep our program growing.

On a personal note it is exciting to watch our program rebound and watch so many little people on Saturday mornings smiling and laughing through the joy of dance. I would also like to thank you all for the kind emails, texts, and quick chats in the hallway showing me so much support since I took the directorship of this incredible program.

Happy Holidays! Please have a safe New Year.

See you in 2023, 
Tricia Sundbeck

Dance Selections

Merry-Go-Round of Life

  • Choreographer | Olivia Radecki, senior
  • Music | Merry-Go-Round of Life by Joe Hisaishi 
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Arabella Bertucci, Sawyer Grasha, Abigail Riester, Ellie Saling, Sarah Turner, and Katrin Vilinsky

Dedication by Olivia Radecki:
This piece is dedicated to my parents, my brothers, and my entire family, for all of their love and support of me over the years, as they’ve gone around with me on the journey we call life. 

Eleanor Rigby

  • Choreographer | Clara Venia, senior
  • Music | Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Havana Molina, Olivia Radecki, Lilyanne Thoroughman, Cenjing Wang, and Lila Wilmes

Dedication by Clara Venia: 
This is dedicated to my mom and my dad, because Eleanor Rigby is one of my mom's favorite Beatles songs and both my parents have been my biggest supporters. 

Misty Memories

  • Choreographer | Monika Vilinsky, senior
  • Music | Who is She by I Monster
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Anna Dawson, Caty Leahy, Greta Lecrone, Maria Kristinsdottir, Olivia Massey, and Katrin Vilinsky

Holiday Canon

  • Choreographer | Tricia Sundbeck
  • Music | Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Elke Buschbeck, Bekah Degnan, Lee Ellen Drechsler, Maya Gabay, Jeremy Thomas, and Alyssa Tobin

Purple Haze

  • Choreographer | India Nichols, senior
  • Music | Runaway by Half Alive 
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Sawyer Grasha, Olivia Radecki, Lilyanne Thoroughman, Sarah Turner, Clara Venia, Cenjing Wangin


  • Choreographer | Greta Lecrone, senior
  • Music | Eventually by Tame Impala
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Arabella Bertucci, Anna Dawson, Maria Kristinsdottir, Caty Leahy, Olivia Massey, Abigail Riester, Monika Vilinsky

Dedication by Greta Lecrone: 
To my beautiful dancers, for making this piece what it is, and for the wonderful memories I will cherish forever.  


The Nutcracker Act 2

A two-act classical ballet from 1892 originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann's 1816 short story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.”


  • Choreographers | Thomas Bell, Ana Bird, Heather Cameron-Johnson, Isabele Elefson, Tricia Sundbeck
  • Music | Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
  • Lead Angel | Clara Venia
  • Angels | Beatrice Capling, Evelyn Huey, Tatiana Lanier, Victoria La Niear, Annie Siffel, Annie Spaeth, Dashiell Suess, Juliana Taylor, and Alejandra Villalva-Garcia 
  • Sugar Plum Fairy | Greta Lecrone 
  • Cavalier | Milton Holloway 
  • Spanish Lead | Olivia Radecki
  • Mirlitons Lead | Monika Vilinsky
  • Mirlitons Corps de Ballet | Friday Night: Olivia Massey, Abigail Riester, Lilyanne Thoroughman. Saturday and Sunday | Arabella Bertucci, Olivia Massey, Abigail Riester, Lilyanne Thoroughman 
  • Arabian Lead | Anna Dawson 
  • Arabian Corps de Ballet | Caty Leahy and Maria Kristinsdottir 
  • Russian | Sawyer Grasha, Havana Molina, Clara Novy, Ellie Saling, Sarah Turner, Annie Siffel, Cenjing Wang, Lila Wilmes 
  • Chinese Lead | Katrin Vilinsky
  • Chinese Corps de Ballet | Beatrice Capling, Evelyn Huey, Tatiana Lanier, Victoria La Niear, Annie Spaeth, Dashiell Suess, Juliana Taylor, Alejandra Villalva-Garcia 
  • French Bon Bons | Kabir Ban, Crescent Liu, Cate Lovelace, Sophia Luthman, Nancy Ma, Miriam Monroe, Hannah Thiergartner, Amelia Wuebben, Serena Yi, Summer Yi 

Waltz of the Flowers:


  • Rose | Friday and Sunday: Maria KristinsdottirSaturday: Caty Leahy 
  • Demi-Roses | Friday Night: Olivia Massey, Olivia Radecki, Abigail Riester, Lilyanne ThoroughmanSaturday and Sunday: Arabella Bertucci, Olivia Massey, Olivia Radecki, Abigail Riester 
  • Flower Corps de Ballet | Elizabeth Arendt, Sawyer Grasha, Havana Molina, Clara Novy (Saturday and Sunday), Ellie Saling, Sarah Turner, Monika Vilinsky (Friday), Cenjing Wang, Lila Wilmes 
  • Grand Pas de Deux | Greta Lecrone and Milton Holloway 
  • Finale | Full Cast


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Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
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General Information

Land Acknowledgment

The Cincinnati area and the land that the University of Cincinnati has been built on is the native homeland of the Indigenous Algonquian speaking tribes, including the Delaware, Miami, and Shawnee tribes.

Box Office

Located in the CCM Atrium, the Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12:30-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and one hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted.

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
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Convenient parking is available in the CCM Garage at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue. Additional parking is available in garages throughout the UC campus. Any questions concerning on-campus parking should be directed to UC Parking Services at 513-556-2283.

Tax Credit

If you find that you cannot attend your performance, your tickets may be donated for tax credit as a charitable contribution. Simply notify the Box Office prior to the performance to release your seats, and give your name and address. A tax donation receipt will be mailed to you.

Lost and Found

If you have lost an item, contact lost and found at 513-556-9413.

House Policies

The House Manager has been instructed to minimize the disturbance to patrons already seated when accommodating latecomers. The director and producer of each production select times that are least likely to interrupt the performance, and latecomers will be seated only during these times. Latecomers who miss these opportunities will not be admitted until intermission. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

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The video or audio recording of performances is prohibited.

The use of cameras, with or without flashes, recording devices, cellular phones and other electronic devices inside the theater is prohibited. Please leave them with the House Manager.

Smoking and Refreshments

Smoking and refreshments are not permitted in the theater. Effective May 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use (including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes) shall be prohibited by students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors and contractors at all times in or on University of Cincinnati properties, including events on university property during non-school hours. This includes all shelters, indoor and outdoor theaters and athletic facilities, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages owned by the university.

Hearing Enhancement

Telex listening devices are available for checkout during performances in both Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium. Please inquire at the Box Office.

Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in both Corbett Auditorium and Patricia Corbett Theater. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made with the Box Office when ordering tickets. These seats are subject to availability.

Group Sales

The Box Office can accommodate groups for major productions and concerts. Preview and benefit performances are also available for some productions. For more information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

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CCM's faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. The school's roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in eight areas of study.

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The purpose of these performances is educational, and they are part of a University of Cincinnati academic program.