Sharon Wehner

 

Sharon Wehner is originally from San Jose, California. She trained with Jody White and David Roxander, San Jose Dance Theatre, San Francisco Ballet and San Jose/Cleveland Ballet. She joined Colorado Ballet in 1995 and during the last 22 years, Sharon, has performed many lead roles with the Company. In addition to Colorado Ballet, she has also performed with The Washington Ballet, Oakland Ballet and Amy Seiwert’s Imagery. She has been honored to have solos and pas de deuxs created on her by choreographers Val Caniparoli, Edwaard Liang, Mathew Neenan, Christopher Wheeldon, Darrel Grand Moultrie, Dwight Rhoden, Jessica Lang, Brian Reeder and Toru Shimazaki.

Hometown:
San Jose, California

Dance training and awards:
Trained with Jody White and David Roxander, San Jose Dance Theatre, San Francisco Ballet and San Jose/Cleveland Ballet

Joined Colorado Ballet:
1995

Promotions:
Promoted to Principal in 1999

Selected roles and ballets:
Kitri in Don Quixote
Giselle in Giselle
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake
Medora in Le Corsaire
Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty
Swanilda in Coppelia
Mina in Dracula
Juliet in Romeo & Juliet
The Cowgirl in Rodeo
Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker
Cinderella in Cinderella
Esmerelda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Titania and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Second Violin in Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco
The Principal couple in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, Rubies, and Theme and Variations
Antony Tudor’s Leaves are Fading
Twyla Tharpe’s In The Upper Room
The Sylph in La Sylphide
Alice in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland)
Amy Seiwert’s duet It's Not a Cry

More about Sharon:
She has been a guest artist at the Vail Dance Festival, the Aoyama Ballet Festival in Japan, and the National Ballet of Japan’s Golden Ballet Co-star. Sharon enjoys teaching dance to all ages and abilities, particularly Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. Sharon is a certified Yoga Instructor and a certified GYROKINESIS® trainer.

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Photos: Sharon Wehner and Francisco Estevez by Mike Watson, Sharon Wehner by David Andrews, Sharon Wehner by David Andrews

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