Giselle Cast and main Crew
Camila Schäefer as Giselle Camila Schäefer Rodrigues was born in Volta Redona, Brazil. In her teens she moved with her mother to Rio de Janiero as she got accepted to study dance at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, where she performed in several productions with the ballet company. After graduating, she became a dance member of Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, in New York City, touring in Florida, Canada and China. She also performed in productions with Nashville Ballet and Connecticut Ballet, as corps and soloist and attended several summer intensives such as ABT Summer Intensives, Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensives, American Academy of Ballet Summer Intensive and Pittsburgh Ballet Intensive Summer Program. She received first place at World Ballet Art Competition in Toronto and recently received the award of Best Contemporary Interpretation at VKIBC in New York City.
Victor Wisehart as Alfred An accomplished Actor, Singer, Dancer, and Choreographer, Victor began his training with the Southern California Ballet. After receiving his BFA at the Boston Conservatory Victor joined the New York Theater Ballet where he toured all over the United states. Leaving for the 50th Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story, he made his Musical Theatre debut in the role of Diesel at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. He continued to tour with WSS all over the world. He made his New York stage debut in Pipe Dream City Center Encores! production and his London West End debut as Diesel in West Side Story at Sadler’s Wells Theatre (for which he received an Olivier Award nomination). He appeared in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of South Pacific at The Kennedy Center, as well as for its first national tour. Victor returned to the Theatre du Chatelet with the world premiere of An American In Paris, continuing with the production to his Broadway Debut originating the role of Mr. Z in An American In Paris.
Maid, Judith Waldhorn Judith Waldhorn was born in Hungary. She moved to Israel when she was a child, later relocated to Germany and then to New York City where she has lived for the past 38 years. She has worked as a travel agent but always had a special affiliation for theatre and dance. Judith is an expert in the New York City Theatre and Dance Scene and has two grand children. She was thrilled to be part of this production.
Main Composer Laura Rizzotto born July 18, 1994 is a pop singer-songwriter piano player and acoustic guitarist, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She debuted in 2011 with Made in Rio, released by Universal Music Brazil, which included hit single “Friend in Me”. In 2014, she self-released her second album Reason to Stay. Laura graduated from California Institute of the Arts in December 2014 and moved to New York. She has received a scholarship to pursue a Masters Degree in Columbia University, in Manhattan, New York, where she lives and performs with a Berklee alumni band. She is currently working on the production of her 3rd album, scheduled to be released in 2017.
Scott Ruderman is based in New York & Connecticut. He films commercials, documentaries and narrative projects. Scott began his career as a photographer before transitioning into film – where he started working as an assistant cameraman on feature documentaries & TV commercials. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Social Documentary Film from The School of Visual Arts. He is currently submitting his latest documentary film, The Memory Keeper, into festivals around the US. Notable Clients: Accion East / American Farming Bureau / Ark Media / Back On My Feet / CBS / Broadway Bodies / Dancebody / HBO / HUB TV / Lives Films / NYU / Penguin Random House /Plum Alley Investments / Spotlight Branding / United Nations / ZDF Television.