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June 6, 2011


Isabella Boylston in The Bright Stream.

Isabella Boylston has been promoted to the rank of Soloist with American Ballet Theatre, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The promotion is effective immediately.

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 at the 2001 Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City. In 2002, she trained at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida on a full scholarship.

Boylston joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in 2005. She was named an apprentice to the main Company in May 2006 and joined ABT’s corps de ballet in March 2007. Her repertory with the Company includes the Ballerina in The Bright Stream, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, a flower girl in Don Quixote, the second girl in Fancy Free, the peasant pas de deux and Moyna in Giselle, a Harlot in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Florine and the Fairy of Fervor in The Sleeping Beauty, the pas de trois and the Polish Princess in Swan Lake, the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, the lead in Theme and Variations and roles in Ballo della Regina, Birthday Offering, Brief Fling, Désir, Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once and From Here On Out. She created leading roles in Lauri Stallings’ Citizen, Alexei Ratmansky’s Dumbarton and Christopher Wheeldon’s Thirteen Diversions.

Boylston won the 2009 Princess Grace Award and was nominated for the 2010 Prix Benois de la Danse.

American Ballet Theatre’s Spring 2011 season at the Metropolitan Opera House continues through Saturday, July 9. For additional information, please visit ABT’s website at

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