BDE Company Members

The BDE Company includes dedicated students and pre-professional dancers, ranging in age from 11-18, all of whom train to achieve high standards of excellence in various forms of dance, including ballet, modern, jazz, and character dance. Selected through yearly auditions, company dancers undertake a rigorous daily training schedule at the Barrington Dance Academy. In addition to their training and performance in BDE’s full production ballets, ensemble members take part in community outreach programs, bringing the beauty and discipline of dance to area grade school children, senior citizens, festival audiences, fundraisers, and community events.

BDE is proud to bring professional-quality productions to Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs. BDE presents two full length ballets per year at Barrington High School’s Richard C. Johnson Auditorium, including The Nutcracker in December and a spring ballet in June.

Barrington Dance Ensemble
2021-2022 Company Members

Full Company

Meghan Doran

Molly Knecht

Maya Lunt

Mikayla Patten

Emma Richmond

Lucy Shannon

Ava Thome

Hannah White


Allison Howland

Ava Lutsi

Kelsey MacLean

Elena Pacini

Rainey Roy

Emilia Vandenbergh

Melissa Yin


Myra Broederdorf

Chloe Cusimano

Emi Griffith

Wynne Holsteen

Kaya Johnson

Sophie Sheeran