Along with Moskalenko, Alexander Kaden, Brooks Landegger, Isadora Valero, and Kaelah Poulos-Hopkins will be joining the Miami based company in the corps de ballet.
Alexander Kaden, a Brazilian/German dancer, is a graduate of the Vienna State Opera. Upon graduating in 2015, Alexander enjoyed an impressive stint at Vienna State Ballet. His initial training began in Recife, Brazil at Ballet Gonzalez.
At the Vienna State Ballet, he performed many roles including Vesna Orlić’s Peter Pan, Aladdin in Orlić’s One Thousand and One Nights, and Mercutio in Davide Bombana’s Roméo et Juliette, plus several others. At Vienna State Opera he danced in Rudolf Nureyev’s Swan Lake and Don Quixote, Pierre Lacotte’s La Sylphide, and Elena Tschernischova’s Giselle. He has also appeared in numerous musicals, operas, and operettas. His awards include first place in 2010 at the Passo De Arte, Fortaleza and the Seminário Internacional de Dança de Brasília.
Brooks Landegger trained at the School of American Ballet and Boston Ballet School. He has performed in numerous productions at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater and Metropolitan Opera House. At the age of 12, Brooks joined a touring production of the famed musical Billy Elliot, winning awards for his portrayal of the title character. At 16, he moved to Boston to train with longtime mentor Peter Stark and danced with Boston Ballet II, performing the lead role in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. Brooks is a YoungArts Winner in Dance.
Isadora Valero grew up in Caracas, Venuzuela. She began her dance training at the age of eight at Academia de Ballet Clásico Nina Novak. In Venezuela, she was invited to perform as a soloist with Ballet Teresa Carreño. In 2006 and 2007, she was a finalist at The USA International Ballet Competition, Youth America Grand Prix, and Korea International Ballet Competition.
In 2008, Isadora was awarded a scholarship to the School of the Hamburg Ballet in Germany, and in 2010, she joined the Hamburg Ballet Company under the direction of John Neumeier. In 2015, Isadora became a member of the National Ballet of Portugal and performed principal roles in The Sleeping Beauty, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Fernando Durante’s La Bayadére and Swan Lake, The Rite of Spring by Vaslav Nijinsky, iTMOi by Akram Khan, Short Cut by Hans van Manen, and Eric Volodine’s Don Quixote, among others.
In 2021, during the pandemic, she embarked on a freelance career to work internationally and build social projects abroad.
Kaelah Poulos-Hopkins began dancing at age 6 at Philadelphia Studio Ballet in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. At age 11, she began training at Pennsylvania Ballet (now Philadelphia Ballet) under Arantxa Ochoa and later, Denis Gronostayskiy. At age 14 she received a trainee scholarship with the Pennsylvania Ballet. In her two years as a trainee, she had the opportunity to dance corps de ballet roles in Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Angel Corella’s Swan Lake, and Giselle.
Kaelah spent summers training on scholarship at San Francisco Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell.
In 2019, she received a full merit scholarship to attend a summer course at the School of American Ballet. Following that summer, Kaelah joined the Pre-Professional Division at Miami City Ballet School to again study under Arantxa Ochoa. As a student at MCB, Kaelah had the opportunity to perform corps de ballet roles in Alexei Ratmansky’s Swan Lake as well as George Balanchine’s Jewels.