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BLAINE HOVEN
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Born in Mobile, Alabama, Blaine Hoven began his training at Mobile Ballet under the direction of Winthrop Corey and Ann Duke. During his high school years, he trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts with Melissa Hayden, Warren Conover, Fanchon Cordell, Nina Danilova and Susan McKee McCollough. Hoven received American Ballet Theatre's National Training Scholarship from 1999 through 2002 and attended ABT's Summer Intensive for five summers.

Hoven joined ABT's Studio Company in September 2003 and the main Company as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2004. His repertoire with the Company includes the Lead Mazurka/Czardas in Coppélia, Bottom in The Dream, the peasant pas de deux in Giselle, the Standard Bearer in The Green Table, Known by Heart pas de deux, Des Grieux in Lady of the Camellias, Cassio in Othello, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, the Russian Dance in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, Lensky in Onegin, the Bluebird, the Russian Prince and a Fairy Knight in The Sleeping Beauty, the Neapolitan Dance in Swan Lake, Caliban in The Tempest and roles in Airs, Bach Partita, Baker's Dozen, Brief Fling, C. to C. (Close to Chuck), Clear, Désir, In the Upper Room, Mozartiana, One of Three, Overgrown Path, Private Light, Thirteen Diversions and Troika.

He created the Spanish Dance in Ratmansky's The Nutcracker as well as roles in Aftereffect, Citizen, Everything Doesn't Happen at Once, From Here On Out, Glow - Stop and Pretty Good Year.

Hoven was a recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Award as well as receiving a specially designated award, the Chris Hellman Dance Award, awarded to one recipient in the dance category each year.