Leah McFadden

Leah Rose McFadden grew up in a small town called Dowagiac, Michigan. At age 11, she began her ballet training with Southold Dance Theatre, a pre-professional school in South Bend, IN. During Leah's six years at Southold, under the direction of Erica Fischbach, she participated in YAGP and received a number of awards. Leah also attended summer intensives at Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Grand Rapids Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Colorado Ballet. In 2015, she joined Miami City Ballet's Pre-Professional program year-round. During her time there, Leah also performed with Miami City Ballet's company as Chinese in Balanchine's The Nutcracker, as well as touring with the company to New York and Chicago performing in Balanchine's Bourrée Fantasque. Leah joined Colorado Ballet's Studio Company in 2016 and was promoted to the company for the 2018-2019 season. This is her first season as an apprentice.

Hometown:
Miami, FL

Dance training and awards:
Miami City Ballet and Miami City Ballet School
Southold Dance Theater
Studied at Colorado Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet and Gelsey Kirkland Academy
Youth American Grand Prix Semi-Finalist 2012-2015

Joined Colorado Ballet:
Studio Company in 2016

Promotions:
Promoted to Company in 2018

Selected roles and ballets:
Romeo & Juliet
Dracula
The Nutcracker
Sleeping Beauty
Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes
Balanchine’s Theme & Variations
Coppelia
Giselle

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