CCM PREP Presents



April 28-29, 2023, Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village

  • Director | Tricia Sundbeck
  • CCM Prep Dance 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.

Director's Note

The CCM Prep Dance Program would like to thank our amazing faculty, administrators and Dean for giving our students such a wonderful spring semester of classes and performances. What a year it has been. We have eleven graduating seniors this year. Each one has been balancing college applications, school musicals, other extracurriculars 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 am proud of what we do each and every day in this program. Our students are truly outstanding in everything they do. To our graduating class: we will miss you more than you know, but we can not wait to see how your future unfolds. Please come back and visit.

We can't wait to see you during the summer!

Have a safe summer, 
Tricia Sundbeck

Dance Selections

Can't talk right now

  • Choreographer | Caty Leahy, senior
  • Music | "Telephone" by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Arabella Bertucci (April 29th), Sawyer Grasha,  Maria Kristinsdottir, Abigail Riester, Greta Lecrone, Lilyanne Thoroughman, Monika Vilinsky, Katrin Vilinsky (April 28th), Cenjing Wang

Dedication by Caty Leahy
I want to dedicate this piece to my parents who first signed me up for ballet when I was little and have continued to love and support me. Also to my friends and teachers here at CCM who have made this place a second home for me, and whose friendship and support I will forever cherish.

CCM Prep Suzuki Strings: Viola Quartet

  • "Take Me Out to the Ball Game, A Bench-Clearing Brawl"
    Albert von Tilzer/Jack Norwith
    Arr. by Jon Jeffrey Grier.

Peter, Grace, Maeve, and Ben are students of Suzuki director Dr. Joyce Chan Grabell and perform with Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, Walnut Hills High School Chamber Orchestra, and Indian Hill High School Orchestra.

The Suzuki Strings program serves students from ages 3-18, with the philosophy that every child can learn to play music.  Join us for our Suzuki Strings Grand Finale on May 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Patricia Corbett Theater.

Birds in Flight

  • Choreographer | Katherine Ehlers, senior
  • Music | Carnival of the Animals: Voliere and Finale
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Arabella Bertucci (April 29th), Havana Molina, India Nichols (April 29th) Clara Novy (April 28th), Grace Paff, Olivia Radecki (April 29th), Ellie Saling, Sarah Turner, Cenjing Wang (April 28th), and Lila Wilmes

Dedication by Katherine Ehlers 
I want to thank my family, who have always supported me through my dance journey, my friends, old and new. As well as the teachers and directors who have made me the dancer I am today. 

Into the Darkness

  • Choreographer | Anna Dawson, senior
  • Music | Я - Manizha
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Katherine Ehlers (April 28th), Maria Kristinsdottir, Caty Leahy(April 29th), Greta Lecrone, Olivia Massey(April 29th), Havana Molina(April 28th), Abigail Riester, Katrin Vilinsky, Eloise Young

Dedication by Anna Dawson 
This piece is dedicated to our CCM family, my mom, and all the great memories from over the years. I have cherished my last 5 years with the company and am thankful for how far we have come as a team. I am also very thankful for my mom who has been my biggest supporter. 

The Pearl

  • Choreographer | Heather Cameron-Johnson
  • Music | Forband from Le Corsaire, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, composed Cesare Pugni
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Kabir Ban, Etta Charlton-Perkins, Crescent Liu, Cate Lovelace, Sophia Luthman, Nancy Ma, Livia Monroe, Miriam Monroe, Hannah Thiergartner, Amelia Wuebben, Serena Yi, Summer Yi

Deaths in the Jungle

  • Choregraphers | Katrin Vilinsky and Maria Kristinsdottir, senior
  • Music | Baianá by Barbatuques
  • Costumes | CCM Prep
  • Dancers | Anna Dawson, Katherine Ehlers(April 28th), Sawyer Grasha, Caty Leahy(April 29th), Olivia Massey(April 29th), Grace Paff, Ellie Saling, Sarah Turner, Monika Vilinsky, Lila Wilmes(April 28th), Eloise Young

This piece is dedicated to our CCM Family, who made these last 15 years unforgettable, and to our families at home who supported and encouraged us our whole lives.


Don Quixote Suite

  • Choreographers | Thomas Bell, Ana Bird, Isabele Elefson, and Tricia Sundbeck
  • Music | Ludwig Minkus
  • 1st Movement-Opening:
    • Red Villagers: Elizabeth Arendt, Katherine Ehlers(April 28th), Sawyer Grasha, Havana Molina, Clara Novy, Grace Paff, Ellie Saling, Sarah Turner, Cenjing Wang, Lila Wilmes
    • Yellow Villagers: Arabella Bertucci (April 29th), Anna Dawson, Maria Kristinsdottir, Caty Leahy (April 29th), Greta Lecrone, Olivia Massey (April 29th), India Nichols(April 29th), Olivia Radecki(April 29th), Abigail Riester, Lilyanne Thoroughman, Katrin Vilinsky, Monika Vilinsky, Eloise Young
  • 2nd Movement-Seguidilla: All Red and Yellow Dancers
    • Toreadors Dancers: Evelyn Huey, Abigael Kubicek, Tatiana Lanier, Victoria La Niear, Annie Siffel, Annie Spaeth, Dashiell Suess, Juliana Taylor, and Alejandra Villalva-Garcia
    • Spanish Dance Dancers: Elke Buschbeck, Lee Ellen Drechsler, Maya Gabay, Jeremy Thomas, and Alyssa Tobin
  • 2nd Movement of Toreadors:
    • Dancers: Evelyn Huey, Abigael Kubicek, Tatiana Lanier, Victoria La Niear, Annie Siffel, Annie Spaeth, Dashiell Suess, Juliana Taylor, and Alejandra Villalva-Garcia
    • Yellow Villagers:
    • Opening: Isaiah Kubicek with Anna Dawson, Monika Vilinsky (April 28th), Olivia Radecki (April 29th)
    • Solo: Maria Kristinsdottir(April 28th), India Nichols(April 29th)
    • Solo: Isaiah Kubicek
    • Duet #1: Olivia Radecki(April 29th), Lilyanne Thoroughman(April 28th), and Katrin Vilinsky
    • Duet #2: Maria Kristinsdottir and Eloise Young
    • Solo: Isaiah Kubicek
    • Duet #4: Anna Dawson and  Monika Vilinsky
    • Duet #5: Arabella Bertucci(April 29th) and Olivia Massey(April 29th)
    • Duet #6: Caty Leahy (April 29th) and Abigail Riester(April 29th)
    • Yellow Villagers Finale: ALL
    • Bridesmaids:
    • Red Villagers: Elizabeth Arendt, Katherine Ehlers(April 28th), Sawyer Grasha, Havana Molina, Clara Novy, Grace Paff, Ellie Saling, Sarah Turner, Cenjing Wang, and Lila Wilmes
    • Pas De Deux: Greta Lecrone and Milton Holloway
    • Coda of the Pas de Deux: Greta Lecrone and Milton Holloway
    • Finale: ALL

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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
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023

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, 1-5 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
  • Email:
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003


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.

Cameras, Phones and Recording Devices

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.

CCM Faculty and Staff

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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Map depicting exits from Patricia Corbett Theatre

Performance dates and repertoire are subject to change. View CCM's current calendar of events.

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