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Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Joined ABT 2017
Photo: Johan Persson.
Kiely Groenewegen is originally from Melbourne, Australia and began dancing with Christine Bowman at Westpointe Ballet Academy at age three. At age 15, she began training at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet under Christine Walsh and Valmai Roberts.
In 2013, Groenewegen won the second scholarship prize at the McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod arts festival and was selected as a candidate for the Prix de Lausanne, where she received a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School in London. While at The Royal Ballet School, Groenewegen received sponsorship from the Esprit de Corps and a bursary from the Ballet Association awarded to outstanding students. In 2015, she performed with The Royal Ballet as a Snowflake in The Nutcracker.
Groenewegen joined ABT Studio Company in September 2016, became an apprentice with the main Company in November 2017, and joined the corps de ballet in December 2017. Her repertoire includes the Spanish Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, a harlot and Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet, a big swan in Swan Lake, and a featured role in La Follia Variations, as well as roles in all the Company’s full-length ballets.
ABT is grateful to Sarah Arison for supporting the Dancer Fund in honor of Kiely Groenewegen.