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Principal Dancer

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Born in Sun Valley, Idaho, Isabella Boylston began dancing at the age of three. While training at the Academy of Colorado Ballet, she won the gold medal in 2001 at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City. In 2002, she began training at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, on a full scholarship. There she performed numerous leading roles, including Medora in Le Corsaire, the pas de trois from Paquita, Lise in La Fille mal gardée and the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker.

Boylston joined the ABT Studio Company in 2005, the main company as an apprentice in May 2006 and the corps de ballet in March 2007. Her repertory with the Company includes Gamzatti in La Bayadère, the Ballerina in The Bright Stream, the Fairy Summer in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Moss in James Kudelka's Cinderella, Aurora in Coppélia, Gulnare and an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Kitri and a flower girl in Don Quixote, the second girl in Fancy Free, the title role in Alexei Ratmansky's Firebird, Giselle, the peasant pas de deux and Moyna in Giselle, Lescaut's Mistress in Manon, Olga in Onegin, a Harlot in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Florine and the Fairy of Fervor in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette/Odile, the pas de trois and the Polish Princess in Swan Lake, the Mazurka in Les Sylphides, Persephone in Sylvia, the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, the lead in Theme and Variations and roles in Bach PartitaBallo della Regina, Birthday Offering, Brief Fling, Désir, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Everything Doesn't Happen at Once, In the Upper Room, From Here On Out, Gong, The Leaves Are Fading and Symphony in C.

She created leading roles in Lauri Stallings' Citizen, Alexei Ratmansky's Chamber Symphony and Dumbarton, Demis Volpi's Private Light and Christopher Wheeldon's Thirteen Diversions.

Boylston won the 2009 Princess Grace Award and was nominated for the 2010 Prix Benois de la Danse. In 2011 she received the Clive Barnes Award. She was promoted to Soloist in June 2011 and to Principal Dancer in August 2014.

Ms. Boylston's performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Arlene C. Cooper.

Performing in:
  • Les Sylphides - 5/13/2015 mat, 5/16/2015 mat (New York, New York)
  • Theme and Variations - 5/16/2015 eve (New York, New York)
  • Giselle - 5/23/2015 mat (New York, New York)
  • The Sleeping Beauty - 6/10/2015 mat (New York, New York)
  • La Bayadère - 6/3/2015 eve, 6/6/2015 eve (New York, New York)
  • Swan Lake - 6/27/2015 mat (New York, New York)