Elayne Podolske
Elayne Podolske  began her formal training with the Dance Academy of Libertyville and performed with their studio company, Ballet Theatre of Illinois, in productions of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Carnival of the Animals. She spent summers training with the Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, & Ballet West. After high school, Elayne trained with Fort Wayne Ballet in Indiana performing in their productions of The Nutcracker, Peter & the Wolf, & Progressions. In 2018, she returned to Chicago to join the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company in its inaugural season and traveled on international exchanges with Incol Ballet in Cali, Colombia and El Conservatorio de Danza in Coruña, Spain. During the tour, she performed featured roles in Raymonda, Swan Lake Pas de Trois & various contemporary works. Elayne is very excited to become a part of Ballet Quad Cities for the 2019/2020 season.