Felise Bagley

DANCER

Perspiration

Dancer; Merit Scholarship recipient to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center; performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; danced with the Joyce Trisler Dance Company, Philadanco, Elisa Monte Dance Company; scholarship recipient to The Joffrey Ballet School; member of Joffrey II; guest artist with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago; Principal Dancer, Ohio Ballet; debuted with GroundWorks in 2001 in “Major to Minor.”

Inspiration

Ancient cultures, faraway lands, sad song, B’s blue eyes.

Biography

A native New Yorker, Felise began as a Merit Scholarship recipient to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. As an Ailey student, she had the opportunity to perform with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at New York’s City Center. After dancing professionally with The Joyce Trisler Dance Company, Philadanco and Elisa Monte Dance Company, Felise became a scholarship recipient to The Joffrey Ballet School where she became a member of Joffrey II and a guest artist with The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago during their season of “The Joffrey Nutcracker” at The Kennedy Center. Felise then joined Ohio Ballet under the direction of Heinz Poll where she danced principal roles in Ruthanna Boris’ “Cakewalk,” Poll’s “Shubert Waltzes,” “Scenes from Childhood,” “Planes and Configurations,” “Duet,” and the title role in Poll’s only full-length story ballet, “Match Girl.” Felise debuted with GroundWorks in 2001 in the ballet, “Major to Minor.”