Mary Ann Schaefer Apprentice) received her early training at Indiana Ballet Conservatory, where she received numerous awards at YAGP competition, as well as scholarships to Ballet West and Harid Conservatory summer intensives. In 2010, she competed in the World Ballet Competition where Artistic Director Adam Sklute invited her to join Ballet West Professional Training Division on full scholarship. She was with Ballet West Second Company from 2012-2014. In 2015, Mary Ann performed in Pointe to the Cure fundraising Gala in Indianapolis. This is Mary Ann second season as an apprentice with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.