Joined RCB: as an apprentice in 2010, promoted to the company in 2012
Hometown: Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Training: Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education, Harid University, Chautauqua, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Art of Ballet Berlin
Favorite Role: Phlagmatic corps in Balanchine’s The Four Temperments
My favorite color is: Pink…duh..all tutu’s should be pink 😉
My favorite food is: all gummy candy!
My favorite movie is: Beauty and the Beast
My favorite book is: What is the What and The Hunger Games series
Favorite band or type of music: Love all music can’t pick a favorite
I have a hobby and it is: fashion and politics
Favorite non-dance activity: Spending time with family and friends, shopping, reading, and traveling
Favorite Rochester Hangout: Lento and Dado
First Nutcracker: A ginger baby with Ballet School of Stamford when I was 11
Ms. Rodbell received her training from the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education and graduated in three years from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music BA in Dance program, with an outside field in Political Science. Ms. Rodbell received additional summer intensive training with full scholarships from The State Street Ballet, Chautauqua, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Miami City Ballet. Additionally, she was offered a scholarship to train year round at the Harid Conservatory. While at Indiana University, she performed lead Merliton and Doll in The Nutcracker, and was a demi soloist in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments. With the Rochester City Ballet she performed as the Magical Doll and Arabian in The Nutcracker, a Noble Woman and a Ghost in Jamey Leverett’s The Blood Countess, Winter Fairy in Cinderella, soloist in Bravo! Colorado, 4Play, and LumaVoce, and corps de ballet roles in Carmen, Incantation, and George Balanchine’s Serenade. While training at the Draper Center, she regularly performed with the Rochester City Ballet in their productions of The Nutcracker, Carmen, Push & Pull and Peter and the Wolf. Ms. Rodbell recently traveled to Berlin with fellow company members Donnelly Ditzhazy and Alina Wright to attend the Art of Ballet Program.