Principals

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Left to Right: Rhiannon Kilgore, Michelle Fricker, April Haskins

Michelle Fricker

Michelle Fricker

Principal

Michelle has been dancing for 14 years and has been doing pointe for 6 years. She dances at her home studio, On Stage Dance Academy, and has danced competitively for 9 years. This is her second year with AZYB. For nutcracker 2018, she is very excited to have the opportunity to perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Even though ballet is Michelle’s true calling, she also loves to do other styles of dance (tap, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, acrobatics). 

April Haskins

April Haskins

Principal

April is 15 years old and has been dancing for 13 years.  This is her fourth year dancing with Arizona Youth Ballet. In previous Nutcrackers, she has performed in the roles of Snow, Flowers, Spanish and Marzipan. She is excited for this year’s roles as Snow Queen, Flower Soloist and Grandma.  In her free time, April enjoys traveling to various amusement parks and competitive dance.  April hopes to pursue a career in dance or graphic design.

Rhiannon Kilgore

Rhiannon Kilgore

Principal

Rhiannon has been dancing for 15 years and has been a member of Arizona Youth Ballet since its beginning.  She has had numerous roles in Nutcracker, including Sugar Plum, Marzipan, Chinese, Lead Spanish, Grandma, Snow Queen and Flowers.  Rhiannon was thrilled to dance the role of Cinderella in AZYB’s production of Cinderella. In her spare time loves to spend time with her friends and family, read and cook.