Kristine Padgett

Kristine Padgett was born in Littleton, Colorado and began dancing at the age of three. At age 11, she started training professionally at the Academy of Colorado Ballet. From 2006 to 2014, Kristine attended summer intensives and school training programs all over the world. In 2011, she won a full scholarship to perform at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s spring gala in Moscow, Russia, then attended year-round for the 2012-2013 school year. She returned to Colorado Ballet as a Studio Company member in 2013 and was promoted into the Company in 2015.

Hometown:
Littleton, CO

Dance training and awards:
Bolshoi Ballet Academy under Irina Sirova
Academy of Colorado Ballet under Elizabeth Shipiatsky
Royal Academy of Dance Exams Levels 1-7: passed with Distinction
Cicchetti Exams Levels 1-2: passed with pass plus
Denver Ballet Guild 3rd place 2011
Denver Ballet Guild 6th place 2009
Youth American Grand Prix 3rd place 2009
Bolshoi Ballet summer intensive under scholarship 2011-2013
American Ballet Theater New York City summer intensives under scholarship 2006-2010
Royal Ballet School in Richmond, England 2006-2007

Joined Colorado Ballet:
Studio Company in 2013, Company in 2015

Promotions:
Promoted from Studio Company to Company in 2015

Selected roles and ballets:
Spanish, Princess, and Czardas soloist in Swan Lake
George Balanchine’s Serenade
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
La Sylphide
Four Flamingos, Rose, and Card in ALICE (in wonderland)
Wolfgang (for Webb)
La Fille Mal Gardee
The Nutcracker
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Giselle
Princesses in Possokhoy’s Firebird
Sea Sister and Ms. Crabs in Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s The Little Mermaid

More about Kristine:
While training in Russia, Kristine had the opportunity to perform in many productions including soloist roles in La Fille Mal Gardee, The Nutcracker, and several character dances.

Photos: Kristine Padgett by David Andrews, Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson, Sharon Wehner and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

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