(Toronto, Canada) began training competitively at age three under Sheona Bell. Ms. Santaguida has completed up to the Advanced II level of Ballet Examinations of the Cecchetti Technique. She attended summer programs at The Juilliard School, the National Ballet of Canada, the Joffrey Ballet School, and Ballet Hispanico. Upon graduating from the Regional Arts Program at Cawthra Park Secondary School, Ms. Santaguida moved to New York City and worked closely under ballet masters Stacy Caddell, Nicole Duffy, Sam Meredith, and Brian McSween. Ms. Santaguida has been featured in works by Gerald Arpino and George Balanchine and in original works by Africa Guzman, Dwight Rhoden, Roger C. Jeffrey, Gabrielle Lamb, and Davis Robertson. She has danced with the Joffrey Ballet Concert group under the direction of Davis Robertson and with Complexions Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. Ms. Santaguida is in her second season as a company dancer with Nimbus Dance Works and also serves as Junior Youth Ensemble Director for the School of Nimbus Dance Works.