Program Books/Jake Speakman

Jake Speakman


Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA. Training: Marymount Manhattan College. Joined Trockadero: November 2021. Previous companies: New York Dance Project, New York Theater Ballet.

Colette Adae was orphaned at the age of three when her mother, a ballerina of some dubious distinction, impaled herself on the first violinist’s bow after a series of rather uncontrolled fouette voyages. Colette was raised and educated with the “rats” of the Opera House but the trauma of her childhood kept her from reaching her full potential. However, under the kind and watchful eye of the Trockadero, she has begun to flower and we are sure you will enjoy watching her growth.

The Legupski Brothers—Dmitri, Marat, Sergey, Timur, and Vladimir—are not really brothers, nor are their names really Dmitri, Marat, Sergey, Timur, or Vladimir, nor are they real Russians, nor can they tell the difference between a pirouette and a jeté…but…well…they do move about rather nicely…and…they fit into the costumes.