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Company Dancers


A.J. began his training with Clifton Dance Project at age 9 and continued at School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. For Ballet Austin under the direction of Stephen Mills, his credits include original works by Mills; Sugar Plum Cavalier in The Nutcracker; Albrecht in Giselle; and the principal role in George Balanchine’s Who Cares.


Alex started dancing at age 5 in Newport Beach. By 8, he’d won a national jazz competition and performed at Disneyland. When his family moved to China, he studied at the Hong Lok Yuen International School of Dance. After a stint in Oregon, Alex began gymnastics training and moved to Hailey, ID, where he joined Footlight Dance Co. Alex spent four years as a company member of Ballet Idaho and Idaho Dance Theatre.


Amy Gilson is originally from New York City, and has called Los Angeles home since 2011. She trained with members of the Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, David Howard and Willy Burman at Steps on Broadway, NYC. Gilson has danced with the Los Angeles Ballet, American Contemporary Ballet, and as a guest artist with Sacramento Ballet. This is her first season with Luminario Ballet. Amy Gilson is originally from New York City, and has called Los Angeles home since 2011. She received her initial training from former members of the Bolshoi and the New York City Ballet, and her training continued with David Howard and Willy Burmann at Steps on Broadway in New York. Gilson danced professionally with the Los Angeles Ballet, American Contemporary Ballet, and as a guest artist with the Sacramento Ballet before joining Luminario Ballet in 2014.


Bianca is a five-time U.S. rhythmic gymnastics all-around National Champion gold medalist and 1992 U.S. Olympic Team alumna.  Her career launched at Cirque du Soleil. After joining Teatro Zinzanni as lead aerialist and dancer, she became choreographer and associate director for the San Francisco and Seattle shows. Her choreography is seen on five continents in Cirque du Soleil; Disney and Warner Bros. films; Paramount Studios; Led Zeppelin; the Grammy Awards; the Tonight Show; Good Morning America; and the 2004 Olympics. Bianca is an original Luminario Ballet member and co-choreographer since 2009.


Brett Womack and rachel Bowman are a dynamic performance art duo that fuse breathtaking aerial performances with contemporary dance, ground acrobatics, multi media fusion, and fashion. The duo regularly tour the world as guest artists for opera and ballet companies, symphony orchestras, dance and circus festivals. They have appeared in numerous films and commericals. Brett has been a Luminario Ballet member since 2009, and this is Rachel's second season with Luminario Ballet.


Brianna trained under ballet masters Patrick Frantz, Irina Kosmovska, Rebecca Wright and Marat Daukayav. Awarded full scholarships to Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Pennsylvania Ballet School, she has performed professionally with Pennsylvania Ballet; State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara; LA Classical Ballet; City Ballet of LA; California Festival Ballet; Los Angeles Chamber Ballet; and the LA Opera.



Jennifer was named "Ballerina" at California Ballet of San Diego, and danced all principle rolls from Tschaikovsky ballets to Balanchine. She has become an aerial dance star and runs Pilates on Park in San Diego. Jennifer is  Special Guest Star with Luminario Ballet.


Damien studied on scholarship at Miami City Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, and School of American Ballet. He danced with Zurich Ballet; Leipzig Ballet; Dance Theatre of Vienna; and Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Damien also performed with San Francisco Ballet; Dallas Ballet; Atlanta Ballet; Warsaw Ballet; Stuttgart Ballet; and Tokyo Ballet. He has created works for California Riverside Ballet, Vicktorion-Eckstein Productions Berlin, and “The Silence is Broken.” This is his 4th season with Luminario Ballet


Evan Swenson began dancing at the age of seven in Kingsburg, CA. He finished his professional training with, and danced, for Houston Ballet. Then joined Atlanta Ballet and later NY Theater Ballet. Evan moved back to California in 2008 and has been free lancing all over Southern California with tours to Europe and China. He's had the opportunity to be apart of many different projects both in concert dance and commercially since moving to LA. This is his fourth season with Luminario Ballet


Sita earned a BFA in dance from CSU Long Beach before a five-year tour with Diavolo Dance Theater as principal dancer and rehearsal director. Drawn to the world of aerial circus, she began climbing fabrics and spinning on hoops. In Montreal, she participated in the creation of Cirque du Soleil’s KA, which she performed in Las Vegas for three years. The freelance aerialist is also a Pilates and Gyrotonics instructor. Sita is an original Luminario Ballet member since 2009.

Ben Windu Sayles

Windu is a dancer, acrobat, aerialist, and yogi, performing in companies in Los Angeles, including Luminario Ballet.


Sadie has studied ballet in Irvine, New York City, and Houston. She graduated from Houston Ballet Academy's pre-professional program after two years of intensive training. She has danced professionally with Columbia City Ballet in South Carolina and with Los Angeles Ballet. Sadie is a Cardio Barre instructor, and performs in Los Angeles in TV, film, and various dance projects. This is her 4th season dancing with Luminario Ballet.