Heather McCaigHeather McCaig was primarily trained by Barbara Remington in Portland, Oregon, and also attended Summer Dance Lab in Walla Walla, Washington. During her undergraduate years at Oregon State University she danced at the Corvallis Ballet Academy as well as commuted to Portland to rehearse at the Stites Center with Barbar Remington on the weekends. She performed as a principal with the Stites Concert Ballet and Pacific Festival Ballet, and has been a guest artist with Corvallis Ballet Academy, Columbia Dance, and Pasadena Civic Ballet. She is currently a company member of Pasadena Dance Theatre and Pasadena Civic Ballet. Her roles include Swanhilda from Coppelia, Bluebird and Crystal Fairy from The Sleeping Beauty, Dewdrop Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Paquita in the ballet of the same name.
Heather has a phd in chemistry and is currently working as a post-doc at JPL. Over the past three years she has performed pieces from Raymonda, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Paquita, and Carmen at the Caltech Dance Show. She has also choreographed a contemporary solo (Labyrinth) and classical group pieces (Waltz of the Hours and Carmen) for the ballet club to perform in the Caltech Dance Show.
Aileen Oyama HuiAileen began her ballet training at the age of four in Tokyo, Japan, where she was enrolled in her school’s classical ballet program.
At the age of seven, she moved to Hong Kong and was admitted into the London School of Ballet at Carol Bateman’s School of Dancing where she was trained under the Royal Academy syllabus, successfully completing up to the 5th level of the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) examinations. At 13, she moved to the United States where began training in modern dance. She was a company member in her school’s audition-only dance company, Saltatrix and continued her training in modern dance during her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley. Aileen has had the great priviledge of being trained by highly acclaimed artists such as Michael Cornell from BalletMet, Preston Li and So Hon Wah, both from Beijing Ballet, and Patricia Godfrey from San Francisco Ballet.