2021 Trainee Company

  • Jennifer Anzilotti

    Wasilla, Alaska

    Jennifer started dancing at the age of twelve in a secular dance studio. As she trained in this environment, it has not occurred to her that dancing could be used as an act of worship. As Jennifer grew in her relationship with the Lord, her eyes were opened to the realization that she could worship God in every area of her life, not just through signing. Worshiping through dance for Jennifer is like a prayer when her lips cannot find the words to speak. Her hearts desire for her time with Paradosi is for the Lord to use her to lead people in worship and to open peoples hearts to the truth of the Gospel.

  • Ava Carver 

    Seattle, WASHINGTON

    Ava began her dance training at the age of ten in Seattle, Washington at Evergreen City Ballet. In 2014 Ava was accepted into the School of Ballet Arizona, where she spent two years in Ballet Arizona’s Studio Company. Ava was then hired by Ballet Arizona’s professional company in 2016 where she had the opportunity to perform in many critically acclaimed ballets such as George Balanchine’s Square Dance and Western Symphony, and the U.S premier of the classic August Bournonville ballet, Napoli. Additionally, she performed in world premieres by choreographers such as Ib Andersen and Nayon Iovino. In 2018 Ava joined NWA Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer. During her time with NWA she excelled in her talents and performed in many classical ballets and developed a deep love for neoclassical ballets.

    Ava has a love for teaching and is passionate about instilling excitement for the arts in the future generation.

    This is Ava's first year with Paradosi and she is so excited to grow and learn within the ministry. Dance has been a form of praise, worship, and expression for Ava since she first started ballet as a child. She is looking forward to using art, not only in worship but as a way to share the forgiving love and redemption that comes through Jesus Christ!

  • Hayden FOng 

    Roseburg, OregoN

    Hayden grew up in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon, where she began dancing at age seven at Chitwood studio of dance. At a young age, God put a calling on her heart to use dance as a vessel for His love. Hayden loved to use use her gifts to choreograph dances for her church and community events throughout the years. After graduating and attending college for a year, God called her to be active in her pursuit of the passion He had laid on her heart. She moved to Washington to further her training at Paradosi's Christian studio, Surrendered school of dance, where she continued to grow during the next 2 years. She is so excited to be with Paradosi this season and to let God use her dancing for His glory!

  • Mikayla Holmes

    Brush Prairie, WASHINGTON

    Mikayla began dancing at the age of three, but did not learn how dance can be worshipful and honoring to God until ten years later. Once she became a Christian, dance played a large role in her development as a young disciple. It taught her how disciplining her body and mind can be for the glory of Christ. While she found personal fulfillment in dance, she realized that it was also meant to be shared with others and serves as a unique ministry approach that goes beyond words, cutting straight to eye catching beauty and emotion. Mikayla dances, because it is her heart's desire to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

  • Emmaleah resleff

    Puyallup, Washington

    EmmaLeah began taking ballet classes at the YMCA before continued her training at Surrendered School of Dance. Over the course of several years the Lord placed a passion in her heart for dance. Eventually a desire grew to use dance as a way to show Christ to others and glorify Him. EmmaLeah is excited to be a part of this ministry and see where this next season leads.