Jeason Mejia Taylor is a professional ballet and contemporary Artist. Born in Colombia, he started his professional ballet training in Chile at the Santiago School of Ballet (2012-2013), and one year later, he joined in the Cuban School of Ballet in Cuba, working under Madam Alicia Alonso and Ramona De Saa'. From 2015 until 2016, he won several Awards and Scholarships in Chile, Cuba and the United States. In April 2017, he moved to the United States to attend The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Company, directed by Madam Kirkland. In September of the same year, he joined the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program at the age of 23, an exception for the school, and is a graduate of Ellison. He has previously worked with many prestigious directors and companies, including Mr. Michael Buoni, Director of the City Dance New York Company; the Cuban National Ballet Company; Gelsey Kirkland Company, Theatre Municipal of Santiago, and Theatre Nescafe' of Arts. Currently, he is a freelance Ballet Artist in New York City and was recently engaged by Mr. Thomas Gold (ex-Soloist at the New York City Ballet) in his own piece, A Felicidade. Jeason’s professional experiences in Chile, Cuba, and United States include roles in some of the most famous ballets in the world, including Le Corsaire, La Bayadere, Flames of Paris, Swan Lake, Harlequinade, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, and The Nutcracker. We would like to welcome Jeason in his first appearance with FBNCT as Prince and Snow King.
Giulia Cirulli is an Italian professional and freelance classical, neoclassical, and contemporary ballet artist. Currently, she is working in New York City with Mr. Thomas Gold (Soloist at New York City Ballet) on the piece A Felicidade. Previously, she performed alongside Giuseppe Picone, a great star of the Italian ballet world, who invited her to dance in Tribute of Madame Carla Fracci. In addition, she has been part of various companies and appeared as a guest artist and soloist in a wide array of ballet productions since her graduation in 2018 from Accademia Nazionale di Danza, in Rome, Italy. She trained with some of greatest teachers all around the world, including Zarko Prebil, Elisabetta Terabust, Fara Grieco, Denis Ganiò, Yannick Boquinn, Eleonora Abbagnato, Francesco Vantaggio, Alessandra Celentano, Bella Ratchinskaja, Paola Iorio, Fabrizio Monteverde, Clarissa Mucci, Simonetta Secci, Anna Maria Galeotti, Irina Rosca, Elisabetta Cello, Alberto Montesso, Mario Piazza, Gabriella Borni, Vladimir Derevianko, Franz Brodmann, and Anna Simondi. Giulia also won prestigious competitions and Study Awards in Italy and abroad, including École Supérieure de danse de Cannes (2013-2015 ), Competition Daf Arts Faculty ( 2016 ), La Scuola di Danza ( 2021 ), and TauriaDance ( 2021 ). Ms. Cirulli has extensive training of classical ballet technique, body analysis and repertoire and currently teaches ballet technique at the schools in Rome ( IT ) and she is a teacher at Be Fit Dance School / Teatro Vascello and DanzArte Rieti ( IT ). We would like to welcome Giulia in her first appearance with FBNCT in the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen.