ROXANNE YOUNG (Dancer) a native of Denver, CO, trained at her mother's studio, Expressions of Dance and Arts Academy and at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance School. She attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company I, which allowed her to perform repertoire works by choreographers including Robert Battle, Jessica Lang and Dwight Rhoden. In 2006, Ms. Young was a Semi- Finalist for the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts in Modern Dance, which was held in Miami, FL. After high school she continued her studies at the University of Utah, joining the Department of Modern Dance. While at the university, she was a member of the Performing Dance Company and a recipient of the Orchesis Membership Award. In 2010 she joined the Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, where she performed works by Nycole Ray, Christopher Huggins and Talley Beatty. Ms. Young joined the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (CPRDE) as a member of the Second Company (Cleo II) and was promoted to the First Company after one season. During her three seasons with CPRDE, she had worked with choreographers such as Kun Yang Lin, Milton Myers, Jeanguy Saintus and Winifred Harris. Ms. Young is pleased to be an apprentice this season with Elisa Monte Dance.