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Blaine Hoven

Mobile, Alabama

Joined ABT 2004 / Soloist since 2016


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. He was promoted to Soloist in August 2016.

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.

Mr. Hoven’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Susan Winokur and Paul Leach and ABT’s Golden Circle Council.

Photo: Rosalie O'Connor