The Contessi Ballet and The Napa Valley Ballet are proud to bring this holiday classic to Napa and feature professional dancers and students from both academies.
Featuring Ryan Camou as the Prince.
Ryan received his dance training from Hawaii State Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School, before becoming an apprentice with Houston Ballet where he was featured in Trey McIntyre’s Touched. Since joining State Street Ballet in 2005, he has performed Principal and Soloist roles in nearly every ballet in the company’s repertoire, Don Jose in William Soleau’s Carmen being one of his most dramatic roles. Ryan also danced with Smuin Ballet for three seasons, where he was featured in Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort, and many Michael Smuin ballets. Recent highlights for Ryan have been touring China with State Street Ballet and performing with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil with Barak Ballet.
Marcella Contessi-Smith, artistic director of Contessi Ballet, and founder of the North Bay Performing Arts Center, celebrates her fortieth year directing Contessi Ballet.