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E R I N   W A R N - W I L S O N

            Erin Warn           Jennifer Pray          Ben Olson          Allen Gregory          Aaron Davies         Riley Thomas Weber          Harper Skulley     

ERIN created the principal of role of Cinderella in the newest Ballet Minnesota classic production, choreographed by Andrew Rist.

Erin received her trainning from the Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota. After graduating from CBA she attended the University of Utah. Upon returning to Minnesota, Erin joined Ballet Minnesota as a company dancer in 2006. Her roles include the Rose in the Classic Nutcracker, Myrta in Giselle, lead couple in Andrew Rist’s Italian Symphony, pas de trois in Swan Lake as well as performing in Coppelia, River Songs, Don Quixote, Mozart’s 40th Symphony, Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue, Black Dog Cafe Don Quixote and La Bayadere.

Erin is also a teacher on the staff of Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota.

She is married to Rob Wilson. Erin has been a company member of Ballet Minnesota since 2006

There is a very special bond that developes between a choreographer and the dancers he or she works with.  The visions of the choreographer rest solely in the ability of the dancer to transform dreams and thoughts into reality, into something an audience can watch, enjoy and appreciate.    - Andrew Rist -

A Sample of  ERIN's  Artistry
Erin Warn     Beijing / Mozart
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G I S E L L E                    2015

27th Minnesota Dance Festival

GISELLE, Act 1-2
Restaged & Costumes by: Cheryl Rist
Music: Adolphe Adam

May 1-2, 2015
The O'Shaughnessy
St Paul, Minnesota


: Violeta Angelova
Albrecht: Matthew Prescott

: Allen Gregory
Duke: Shane Haggerty
Bathilda: Bailey McKenzie
Wilfred: Antone Gregory
Berthe: Mary Gregory
Handmaiden: Sophie Kooy
Escorts: Calvin Huseonica, Ben Bauer

Peasant Pas: Harper Skulley,
      Jalen Gisselquist

Villagers: Harper Skulley,
      Gretchen Gerlach, Willa
      Gegelman, Olivia Huseonica,
      Lisette Amacher, Lily Parker
      Stephanie Klosner, Aaron Davies,
      MatthewHalpaus, Gunnar Swee,
      Micah Watkins

Myrtha: Erin Warn
Willis Soloists: Harper Skulley,
      Gretchen Gerlach

Bailey McKenzie, Willa Gegelman,
Keilah Ilinykh, Olivia Huseonica, Lisette
Amacher, Lily Parker, Stephanie Klosner,
Ella Bursch, Morgan Gibbs, Olivia Stephan,
Alexis Tao

P I C A S S O    P a i n t i n g                              excerpt from   'AT THE MUSEUM'    -    2015

B L A C K   D O G   C A F E                       2014

Choreography:  Andrew Rist
Music:  Selected Artists
Costumes:  Cheryl Rist & Dancers
Sets:  Jim Arnold, Cynthia Betz

  9th Annual Fall Concert
  October 25,  ........................... 2014
  Union Depot, St Paul, Minnesota

Dancers: Erin Warn, Harper Skulley
Jalen Gisselquist

Berea Ames, Gretchen Gerlach,
Jordan Jankowski, Bailey
McKenzie, Keilah Ilinykh, Kayla
Peterson, Willa Gegelman, Lisette
Amacher, Olivia Huseonica, Lily
Parker, Stephanie Klosner, Ashley
Glirbas, Matthew Halpaus, Calvin

Guests:Taylor Huber, Andrew Rist,
Jim Arnold, Antone Gregory, Tom
Skulley, Arlene Ayers, Edna
Stevens,Tara Weatherly, Michael

Photographers: Kou Lee, Rich
Westgard. Joan Pnewski


Restaged by:   Cheryl Rist
Waltz of the Hours:  Andrew Rist
Composer:  Leo Delibes
Costumes:  Cheryl Rist
Sets:  Jim Arnold, Cythia Betz, Lisa Gray
Lighting:  Tom Campbell (2002 -2003)
                Mary Beth Zorn (2014)

World Premiere:
     May 25, 1870
     Theater Imperial de l'Opera
     Paris, France
     Arthur Saint-Leon, Leo Delibes

Ballet Minnesota Premiere: (Acts 1-2)
     April 5-7, 2002
     Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
     Swanhilda: Melanie Hughes
     Franz: Benjamin Johnson

Ballet Minnesota 2nd Restaging:
(Acts 1-2)
     April 4-6, 2003
     Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
     Swanhilda: Melanie Hughes
     Franz: Giary Ataly

Ballet Minnesota 3rd Restaging
(Acts 1-2)
     May 2-3, 2014
     O'Shaughnessy, St Paul, MN
     Swanhilda: Jennifer Pray, Erin Warn
     Franz: Allen Gregory

Swanhilda, Friends / Coppelia Doll
Wheat Dace
Erin Warn    Wheat Dance   Coppelia

Restaged by:   Cheryl Rist
Waltz of the Hours:  Andrew Rist
Composer:  Leo Delibes
Costumes:  Cheryl Rist
Sets:  Jim Arnold, Cythia Betz, Lisa Gray
Lighting:  Tom Campbell (2002 -2003)
                Mary Beth Zorn (2014)

World Premiere:
     May 25, 1870
     Theater Imperial de l'Opera
     Paris, France
     Arthur Saint-Leon, Leo Delibes

Ballet Minnesota Premiere: (Acts 1-2)
     April 5-7, 2002
     Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
     Swanhilda: Melanie Hughes
     Franz: Benjamin Johnson

Ballet Minnesota 2nd Restaging:
(Acts 1-2)
     April 4-6, 2003
     Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
     Swanhilda: Melanie Hughes
     Franz: Giary Ataly

Ballet Minnesota 3rd Restaging
(Acts 1-2)
     May 2-3, 2014
     O'Shaughnessy, St Paul, MN
     Swanhilda: Jennifer Pray, Erin Warn
     Franz: Allen Gregory

L E S   S Y L P H I D E S

Erin Warn Wilson     Les Sylphides

Restaged by  .......... Cheryl Rist
Choreographer ....... Michael Fokine
Composer  .............. Frederic Chopin
Orchestration  ........ Alexander Glasunov
Costumes ............... Cheryl Rist
Lighting  .................. Tom Campbell

World Premiere:

     as Chopiniana - 1907
              St Petersburg, Russia
     as  Les Sylphides - 1909
              Paris, France

Ballet Minnesota Premiere:
     4th Minnesota Dance Festival
     May, 1992
     St Paul Student Center Theater,
            St Paul, MN
     Lead Female: Cheryl Rist
     Lead Male: Robert Cleary

Ballet Minnesota 2nd Restaging:
     May, 1998
     EM Pearson Theater, St Paul, MN
     Lead Female: Karen Burns
     Lead Male: David Stright

Ballet Minnesota 3rd Restaging:
     24th Minnesota Dance Festival
     May 4-5i, 2012
     Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN

     Lead Female: Erin Warn
     Lead Male: Alexander Smirnov
     Soloists: Hannah Wagner, Margaret           Underwood
     Demi Soloists: Harper Skulley, Olivia

Corps de Ballet: Celesta Brainard, Berea
      Ames, Anna Reimann, Olivia-Roae
      Awsumb, Solana Reyes, Erin Chase
      Kayla  Assimacopoulos, Molly Roche,
      Mary Shrake, Gretchen Gerlach,
     Jordan Jankowski, Clara Konetschka,      Christina Smith, Karly Lunda

Sylphide Opening & Bow

R I T E   O F   S P R I N G
Choreography: Andrew Rist
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Composition: Rite of Spring
Costumes: Cheryl Rist

Bryant Lake Bowl: Sample Night LIve
    Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 7:00pm
       10 Minute Sketch presented

20th Minnesota Dance Festival
    May 15-17, 2008
    Lighting: Mike Wangen
       Added more music & story.

O'Shaughnessy October 25-26, 2013

    Lighting: Mary Beth Zorn
    Set: Cynthia Betz, Jim Arnold

    Spirit of Chosen One:
Erin Warn,
    Chosen One: Jennifer Pray

    Maidens: Harper Skulley, Berea
    Ames, Maggie Selner, Erin Chase,
    Olivia-Rose Aswumb, Lily Gray,
    Emily Kleinschmidt, Jordan
    Jankowski, Gretchen Gerlach,
    Kayla Peterson

    Men: Allen Gregory, Aaron Davies,
    Ben Olson, Riley Thomas Weber
Erin Warn Wilson   Rite  2
Rite of Spring Erin Warn Wilson 3

M O R N I N G   I N   B E I J I N G

Choreographer:  Andrew Rist

Composer:  Ying Zhang

Costumes:  Cheryl Rist

Sets:  Jim Arnold, Cynthia Betz

Lighting:  Mary Beth Zorn

Photography:  Chris Emeott

BMN Company 2013
      Erin Warn
      Jennifer Pray
      Allen Gregory
      Ben Olson
      Aaron Davies
      Riley Thomas Weber
      Harper Skulley ( Apprentice )

CBA 2013
      Berea Ames
      Maggie Selner
      Olivia Rose Awsumb
      Lily Gray
      Emily Kleinschmidt
      Erin Chase
      Jordan Jankowski
      Kayla Peterson

Ballet Minnesota Premiere:
      Morning in Beijing
         8th Annual Fall Concert
         October 25, 2013
         St Paul, Minnesota


JENNIFER created the Principal role of Cinderella in Ballet Minnesota's premiere of CINDERELLA.

Choreographer ...  Andrew Rist
Composer ...........  Sergi Prokoviev
Score ..................  Cinderella, Opus 87
Costumes ...........  Cheryl Rist
Lighting ...............  Mary Beth Zorn
Photo ...... Chris Emeott: Sat, 7:30pm
                  Mark Vaughn: Fri, 7:30pm

BMN COMPANY   2012-13
      Erin Warn, Jennifer Pray, Jennifer
      Bennett, Ben Olson, Allen Gregory,
      Aaron Davies, Riley Thomas Weber

      Hannah Wagner, Margaret
      Underwood, Nik Nelson

CBA DANCERS     2013
      Harper Skulley, Celesta Brainard,
      Berea Ames, Maggie Selner, Erin
      Chase, Mary Shrake, Olivia-Rose
      Awsumb, Maggie Sullivan, Kayla
      Assimacopoulos, Gretchen
      Gerlach, Jordan,Jankowski, Clara       Konetschka, Christina Smith, Elijah
      Heggernes, Bailey McKenzie, Keilah
      Illynkh , Angelina Swanson, Laure n
      Woessner, Lisette Amacher,
      Olivia Huseonica

Ballet Minnesota PREMIERE:
         25th Minnesota Dance Festival
         April 5-6, 2013
         The O'Shaughnessy,
         St Paul, Minnesota

        November 21, 1945
        Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, Russia

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S W A N   L A K E

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Original Choreography:
Marius Petitpa, Lev Ivanov

Composer:  Peter Tchaikovsky
St Petersburg, Russian 1877

First Production - Ballet Minnesota
     2nd Act Only - 1996
     8th Minnesota Dance Festival,
     The O'Shaughnessy, St Paul, MN

restaged by:  Cheryl Rist &
                       Elizabeth Shipiatsky
Odette:  Marina Mosina
Sigfried:  Dmtri Roudnev

Second Production - Ballet MInnesota

      Acts 1-4
     19th Minnesota Dance Festival
      May 18-19, 2007
      Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN

Restaged by:  Cheryl Rist
Waltz choreography :  Andrew Rist
Costumes:  Cheryl Rist
Backdrops:  Mary Novodvorsky
Sets:  Cynthia Betz, Jim Arnold, Lisa Gray

Odette/Odile: Oksana Konobeyeva
Sigfried: Davis Robertson
Rothbart: Ted Southern
Pas de Trois: Erin Warn, Taylor Dreyling,
                      Jason Jacobs
Queen:  Ruthena Fink
Jester:  Nicholas LIncoln

Third Production - BMN

      Acts 1-4
     May 16-18, 2008   (20th MDF)
     Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
     Restaged by: Cheryl Rist


BMN Choreographer:   Andrew Rist
Composer:  George Frederic Handel
BMN Costumes:  Cheryl Rist
BMN Lighting:  Tom Campbell

Music Premiere:
     Dublin, Ireland
             April 17, 1742

First Production - Ballet Minnesota

     5th Fall Concert
     Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
     November 4-5, 2010

     Movements: PIFA ( only )
     Dancers: Julia Heggernes-Morrison
                          Clayton Cunningham

Second Production - Ballet Minnesota
     24th Minnesota Dance Festival
     Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
     May 4-6, 2012

Movements:  Sinfony, Comfort Ye, Glory
          of the Lord,  And He Shall Purify, The
          People That Walked In Darkness,
          He Shall Feed His Flock, Behod A
          Virgin Shall Conceive, Surely He Hath
          Borne Our Griefs, Hallelujah Chorus,
         Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting

     Dancers:  Erin Warn, Ben Olsen
          Hannah Wagner, Margaret Underwood
          Harper Skulley, Celesta Brainard
          Olivia Verdick, Berea Ames, Anna
          Reimann, Olivia-Rose Awsumb,
          Sophia Pellegrom, Solana Reyes,
          Lily Gray

Third Production - Ballet Minnesota
     7th Annual FALL Concert
     O'Shaughnessy, St Paul, MN
     October 26-27, 2012

Erin Warn         Messiah

Classic   N U T C R A C K E R

Choreographer ....... Andrew Rist
Composer .............. T chaikovsky
Costumes ............... Cheryl Rist
Backdrops .............. Mary Novodvorsky
Sets ........................
Jim Arnold, Cythia Betz
Lighting ..................
Kevin Jones
Photography .......... Chris Emeott


Brief Ballet Minnesota
Nutcracker History

    1989:  Andrew Rist choreographs parts of the Nutcracker in St Paul, Minnesota. It is presented as a lecture/demonstration to about 200 people by Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota.

    1990: Classic Nutcracker (chor: A Rist) presented by Ballet Minnesota. The production is presented at the St Paul Student Center Theater, University of MN St Paul campus, seating capacity 330.

    1996:  Ballet Minnesota moves the production to O'Shaughnessy, St Paul, Minnesota, seating capacity 1800.

    2002:  Milestone - 10,000 audience members

    2012:  25th Anniversary

Mozart's   4 0 th   S Y M P H O N Y

Choreographer ... Andrew Rist

Composer ........... Wolfgang Mozart

Costumes ........... Cheryl Rist

Lighting ............. Tom Campbell

Photography ...... Dave Trayers

BMN Company 2009
      Julia Heggerness
      Erin Warn
      Jennifer Bennett
      Kari Jensen
      Jordan Nelson
      Sean Laughead

CBA Dancers & Guests 2009
      Anna Betz
      Margaret Ulland
      Maren Gray
      Olivia Brunzell-Garrett
      Emma Benja
      Hanna Wagner
      Margaret Underwood
      Sara Ezzell
      Rebecca McDonnell
      Antone Gregory

Ballet Minnesota P R E M I E R E:
      Mozart: 40th Symphony
         4th Annual Fall Concert
         November 6, 2009
         Fitzgerald Theater,
         St Paul, Minnesota

Musical Premiere:
     Unsure 1789-90,
     Dresden, Leipzig or Frankfurt

B L A C K   D O G   C A F E

Play Us A Waltz

P lay Us A Waltz was one of the first songs of Charlie which Andrew Choreogarphed. It was commissioned by the MN Choreogerapher's Alliance to take on tour around the twin cities, Ely and Duluth, MN.

Later, the song became a featured dance in the full eveing ballet 'Black Dog Cafe'. Charlie perfomed the work as himself on the permiere.

Play Us A Waltz photography:
      Dave Trayers

Charlie has also been honored with many grants and awards, including a Bush Artist Fellowship and the New York Film and Television Festival Gold Award. He has been named a "Humanities Scholar" by the Minnesota Humanities Commission. He lectures throughout the region on the role of women in environmental history; and he is an adjunct professor of Language Arts at Hamline University in Saint Paul, teaching a course on songwriting. He has written for the Star Tribune (Minneapolis), and for All Things Considered and Options in Education, both on National Public Radio

Beethoven's   G R O S S E   F U G E

choreography ...... AndrewRist
Composer ........... Beethoven
Costumes ........... Cheryl Rist
Lighting .............. Mary Beth Zorn
Photography ....... Dave Trayers


      Erin Warn
      Jennifer Pray
      Ben Olsen
      Aaron Davies

      Hannah Wagner
      Margaret Underwood
      Nik Nelson

      Harper Skulley
      Berea Ames
      Olivia Rose Awsumb
      Mary Shrake
      Maggie Selner
      Erin Chase
      Kayla Assimacopoulos
      Karly Lunda

      Grosse Fuge (Opus 133)

         7th Annual Fall Concert
         October 26-27, 2012
         St Catherine University,
         St Paul, Minnesota

Reserved Ticket Attendance: 2962

Erin Warn     Grosse Fuge

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2012 - 2013           25th  ANNIVERSARY  Performance Season
2012-13  Season2
2 2012-13   Season2
3 2012-13   Season2
4  2012-13   Season2
5  2012-13  Season2
6   2012-13   Season2

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2011 - 2012         24th Performance Season
2012-13 1
2012-13 2
2012-13 3
1011-12 4
2011-12 5
2011 12  6

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2010 - 2011           23rd Performance Season
B6 2010-11
Messiah 2010-11
Nutcracker 2010
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Don Quixote 2011

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2009 - 2010           22nd Performance Season
2009-10 Season

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2008 - 2009           21st Performance Season
Season 21

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2007 - 2008           20th Performance Season
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