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JAMIE KOPIT
Corps de Ballet




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Born in Fountain Valley, California, Jamie Kopit began dancing at the age of 3 at Southland Ballet Academy. There she studied under the instruction of Salwa Rizkalla until 2009. During this time, she performed with Festival Ballet Theater at The Barclay in Irvine, California. Her roles included Clara in The Nutcracker, Princess Florine and Yellow Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Demi-soloist role in Brian Reeder's Paisiello Variations, and corps dancer in Balanchine's Concerto Barocco.

Kopit attended San Francisco's 2008 Summer session and was offered a scholarship for 2009. That same year, she received the Grand Prix award in the Senior Division at YAGP in Los Angeles, and went on to the Final Round in New York City, where she was awarded a scholarship to The Royal Ballet's Summer Session and an invitation to study year round.

During her studies at the Royal Ballet School, Kopit performed with The Royal Ballet in "Invitation to the Ballet" at The Lowry as a Pawn in De Valois' Checkmate. She performed in the school's performance of Macmillan's Concerto on the Main Stage at the Royal Opera House. From 2010 to 2011, she performed and toured with Birmingham Royal Ballet in David Bintley's Premiere of Cinderella as corps dancer "Star".

Kopit joined ABT in 2011 as an apprentice and the corps de ballet in October 2011.  His repertoire includes the Canteen Keeper in Alexei Ratmanky’s The Nutcracker as well as roles in all of the Company’s full-length ballets.