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Joined ABT 2011 / Soloist since 2015
Photo: Jade Young
Cassandra Trenary, a native of Georgia, began her dance training at Lawrenceville School of Ballet. She joined the school’s company, Southern Ballet Theatre, in 2006 under the direction of Phyllis Allen and went on to receive additional training at Southeast Regional Ballet Association conventions and Brookwood High School’s Dance department.
Trenary trained at American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive programs as a National Training Scholar and went on to join the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in 2009. In 2011, she was invited to join ABT II (now ABT Studio Company) on their European tour as an apprentice. In April 2011, Trenary was offered an apprenticeship with ABT and, in November of that year, a corps de ballet contract. She was promoted to Soloist in August 2015.
Her repertory with ABT includes His Loss in AfterEffect, Gamzatti and a Shade in La Bayadère, the Fairy Spring in Cinderella, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Lycenion in Daphnis and Chloe, the Dryad Queen, a Flower Girl and Amour in Don Quixote, The Maiden in Firebird, the peasant pas de deux in Giselle, Golden Cockerel in The Golden Cockerel, Columbine in Harlequinade, Columbine, the Chinese Dance and a Nutcracker Sister in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Olga in Onegin, a Carnival Dancer in Othello, the Youngest Sister in Pillar of Fire, a Harlot in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora, the Diamond Fairy and the Fairy Canri qui chante (Canary) in The Sleeping Beauty, the Young Girl in Le Spectre de las Rose, the pas de trois, a little swan and the Polish Princess in Swan Lake, Ceres in Sylvia, Princess Praline in Whipped Cream and roles in After You, Bach Partita, Chamber Symphony, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, I Feel The Earth Move, Private Light, Raymonda Divertissements, Sinfonietta, Souvneir d’un lieu cher and Symphonic Variations. She created Princess Florine in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty and leading roles in AFTERITE and Her Notes. For ABT’s Innovation Initiative, she was featured in Zhong-Jing Fang’s The Final Frame and Gemma Bond’s Me and Mine.
Trenary was named a 2011 National YoungArts Foundation Winner and became a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee. She is also the recipient of a 2015 Princess Grace Dance Honorarium. In 2017, Trenary received the Annenberg Fellowship for Dance.
Ms. Trenary's performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Amy and Gary Churgin.
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