Los Angeles Ballet’s Allynne Noelle is the company’s newest Principal dancer
(Los Angeles, CA) – Los Angeles Ballet [LAB] Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary are pleased to announce the promotion of Allynne Noelle to Principal Dancer. The announcement came at the conclusion of the traditional performances of The Nutcracker that kicked off LAB’s sixth season.
Now in her second season with LAB, Ms. Noelle was formerly with the Miami City Ballet for seven years as a soloist under the direction of Edward Villella, and before that with the Inland Pacific Ballet as a Principal Dancer. She guested as Mr. Raymond Van Mason’s partner for two years.
“As someone who grew up in Southern California, I am thrilled to be part of Los Angeles Ballet, LA’s own ballet company,” said Ms. Noelle.
At LAB, Ms. Noelle performed the Peasant Pas and as Myrtha in Giselle, and as both Marie and The Rose in The Nutcracker. Ms. Noelle will be joining Allyssa Bross and Christopher Revels who were named principal dancers at the conclusion of LAB’s fifth season.
“Noelle reflects the passionate pursuit of innovation and creativity that is so important to all of us at Los Angeles Ballet,” said Mr. Christensen. “She is a remarkable dancer and performer, and we are thrilled to have her with us. She is a wonderful addition to our Principal Dancer team,” added Ms. Neary.
LAB is currently in its sixth season, and is the city’s own professional ballet company. This March, LAB will be back to enthrall audiences with its fourth full-length ballet, Swan Lake. LAB continues to build a repertoire that underscores the creative leadership of its artistic directors, presenting timeless classics as well as innovative choreography from today’s contemporary artists.
For more information, please visit Los Angeles Ballet’s website or call 310.998.7782.
About Los Angeles Ballet
Launched in 2006 by co-artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, Los Angeles Ballet enjoyed a successful first season as the city’s own professional ballet company focused on capturing the creative aesthetic unique to Southern California. Los Angeles Ballet is committed to bringing world class dance and great dancers to every corner of Southern California through performing at different venues accessible to communities across the city and presenting varied programs designed to appeal to a large and diverse base of fans who will grow to become devoted, supportive patrons. Recently, the company made a special appearance on the FOX network’s hit show, So You Think You Can Dance, in which they performed an excerpt from Balanchine’s Who Cares?, with a classical American score by Gershwin/Kay.
The Company, a not-for-profit arts organization, makes its professional home at the Los Angeles Ballet Dance Center in Los Angeles. Julie Whittaker is the Company’s executive director.