Kate Adams is a Boulder native who began dancing at Boulder Ballet at the age of 3. In Colorado, she has had the chance to compete in the Denver Ballet Guild’s Young Dancers Competition where she received 2nd place in 2010 and 6th place in 2014. As she rose through the school, Kate also had opportunities to attend summer programs such as The Harid Conservatory, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Texas Ballet Theater. After graduating high school, she moved to Georgia to study with the Atlanta Ballet. In her two years with Atlanta, she was given the opportunity both years to perform in the snow and flower corps alongside the Atlanta Ballet company in John McFall’s The Nutcracker. Kate has since moved back to Boulder where she is excited to continue working with Boulder Ballet while pursuing a Health Sciences degree online through the University of South Dakota. This is Kate’s first season as an Apprentice Dancer with Boulder Ballet.
Livia Diener, a high school senior at Boulder Universal, began her ballet training at Boulder Ballet School at age five. She has attended summer intensives with Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater and the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow on scholarship. As a student, Livia has performed in many Boulder Ballet company productions, including An American in Paris, Carnival of the Animals, Cinderella, Coppelia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, andThe Nutcracker. As a member the Boulder Ballet junior company, Livia danced the principal role in Paquita. Livia is excited to now be joining Boulder Ballet as an apprentice this year.
Alexis Greenberger fell in love with ballet when she saw the Nutcracker at the age of two in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She enrolled in classes the following year with Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, and completed her training at The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. She went on to dance with The Israel Ballet for three seasons before returning to the states to dance with The Sarasota Ballet. Lexi also performed with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet before moving to Boulder at the end of 2015. She most recently performed with Briah Danse and is thrilled to perform with Boulder Ballet this season.
Nora Hixson is from Longmont, Colorado, and began dancing at the age of 3. She graduated high school in December of 2016 and is planning on enrolling in the Denver School of Massage Therapy next semester to become a licensed Massage Therapist. Nora trained at Centennial State Ballet for the past 14 years until joining Boulder Ballet for the second half of the 2016-2017 season. She was given the opportunity to attend the Ballet West Summer Intensive in 2016. She has been able to perform soloist roles such as Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty Prologue, Grahn in Pas de Quatre, and the Arabian Pas de Duex and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Nora is very grateful for the opportunity to join the Boulder Ballet company as an Apprentice for the remainder of this season.