dance teacherLinnea Stureson is enjoying her time with Giordano Dance Chicago as a Junior Performing Associate. Additionally, she has enjoyed the diverse opportunities of performing with Laker Erie Ballet, SoMar Dance Works, The Mercyhurst Dancers and Liturgical Dance Ensemble. She has appeared in Pulcinella Suite, the pas de deux of Les Patineurs, the goofy role of “Gossip Girls” in Bruce Mark’s La Fille Mal Gardée, a contemporary piece by Martin Løfsnes, director of 360° Dance Company as well as numerous works by emerging choreographers. Linnea had the great honor of performing with The Mercyhurst Dancers in a group ensemble that performed in New York City and Chicago for Youth America Grand Prix. She began her ballet training at Lake Erie Ballet School of Dance in Erie, Pennsylvania under the directorship of Lesley Bories-Scalise. She was later accepted and hired into the school-affiliated performing dance company. There she had the privilege of performing various roles such as Dew Drop, Snow Queen and Spanish Lead in their rendition of The Nutcracker. The majority of her ballet training has been an eclectic mixture of Balanchine, Cecchetti and Vaganova techniques.