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Roberto Forleo
Artistic Director

Roberto Forleo joined Bangor Ballet as its Artistic Director in September, 2017. 

Mr. Forleo was born in Bari, Italy and trained at Scuola di Balletto Classico Cosi-
Stafanescu (Reggio Emilia-Italy) and at Ecole Atelier Rudra Béjart Lausanne (Switzerland)
where he studied with Azari Plisetzki, Sulamith Messerer, Suzanne Farrell, David Howard and
Colette Milner.

Mr. Forleo has performed with Grupo Corpo (Brazil), Bejart Ballet Lausanne
(Switzerland), Rambert Dance Company (London-UK), Ballet Biarritiz (France), Cie Marie-
Laure Agrapart (Paris-France), La-Parenthese Christophe Garcia (Marseille-France), Les
Ballets Grandiva (Japan) and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (US). He has toured
internationally to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North Africa, North America and
South America.

Mr. Forleo was the director of the CORPS program, the pre-professional
program of the school of the Portland Ballet. His choreography has been
seen in Portland Ballet’s Boy Meets Girl, the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Peter and the
Wolf (Discovery Series), and his Alice was presented in 2015, in collaboration with the
Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Maine College of Art.

Mr. Forleo is a graduate of the Centre National de la Danse, Pantin-Paris(France) as a certified Ballet Teacher, where he was invited back as a Guest Artist to teach.Mr. Forleo is a certified ABT
teacher (American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum) and joined the faculty at
Bates College (Lewiston, ME) in 2016.


2017-2018 Board of Directors

Senator Susan Collins
Honorary Chair

Board of Directors

Samantha Lott Hale -        President
Director of Programs.
Girl Scouts of Maine

Deborah Claflin - Vice President
Senior Consultant
Starboard Leadership Consulting, LLC

Jessica Bishop - Secretary
Academic Resource Specialist
University of Maine

Lynn Seekins - Treasurer
Founder & Principal

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Kelsey Gilson

Senior, Husson University

Courtney Evans
Marketing Professional

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Jane Bragg

Founder, Bangor Ballet


Cassie Pillsbury

Owner and Director, Thomas School of Dance