Born in Raleigh, NC, Ms. Black trained at The Raleigh School of Ballet, was a member of the Professional Division and affiliate performance training company, Raleigh Dance Theatre. During the summers Ms. Black trained at American Ballet Theatre, The Harid Conservatory, Boston Ballet (scholarship) and the School of American Ballet (scholarship). In spring of 2012 Ms. Black was invited to become a trainee with Carolina Ballet and perform in Robert Weiss’ world premiere of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. She was promoted to apprentice in 2014, full company member in 2015 and is now a soloist.
Ms. Daniel graduated from The Raleigh School of Ballet’s Professional Division Program in 2008 and was a member of Raleigh Dance Theatre, The Raleigh School of Ballet’s pre-professional performance company. As a student, Ms. Daniel performed company roles with Carolina Ballet and worked with Tyler Walters and the Duke Dance Ensemble. Ms. Daniel continued her training in New York City with American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Programs. She completed the teacher training program at The Raleigh School of Ballet under the guidance of Ms. Batchelor before joining the faculty in 2011.