Casey grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, training at the School of the Washington Ballet under Mary Day, and later at the Kirov Academy of Ballet where she was fortunate enough to be a member of Alla Sizova’s last graduating class in the United States. As a student, she attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theater, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, and Boston Ballet. In 2004 she joined Colorado Ballet, and spent 11 years dancing corps de ballet, demi-soloist and soloist roles in all of the classical and neoclassical repertoire, as well as originating roles in many contemporary works by choreographers such as Dwight Rhoden, Jodie Gates, Val Caniparoli, and more. For the past several years, she has been teaching and coaching students throughout the Denver area, working in a class setting as well as offering private instruction to students of all levels. Casey is also certified to teach Marie Walton-Mahon’s Progressing Ballet Technique method. In addition to teaching, she spends her time working as the owner and creator of her own brand, DECO dancewear.
Rony Lenis, originally from Miami, Florida, received his training from the Miami Conservatory of Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet School, and the French Academie of Ballet in New York City. Mr. Lenis was a member of the Colorado Ballet studio company for two seasons, where he enjoyed dancing in Glenn Tetley’s The Rite of Spring, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, as well as in classics like Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Mr. Lenis’ most recent repertory with City Ballet of San Diego include George Balanchine’s Rubies, The Four Temperaments, and Square Dance, while also being featured in Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, and originating multiple roles by the company’s resident choreographer. He is very excited to have the opportunity of joining Reformation Dance in its debut performance.