Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Joined OKC Ballet in 2012
Loretta Simonet and Curtis Teague
Autumn Klein trained at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy then became a member of Houston Ballet II before joining Texas Ballet Theatre. During this time she won several awards, including first place at the Youth America Grand Prix in Denver, Colorado.
Klein joined Oklahoma City Ballet in 2012 and was promoted to Soloist in 2016. Her repertoire with the company includes Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Helen Pickett’s Petal, Margo Sappington’s Cobras In The Moonlight, Amy Seiwert’s Dear Miss Cline, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, Nacho Duato’s Without Words, George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, and Robert Mills’ Pushing Pennies, Our Private Rooms, and The Means To Fly. She has also created roles in works by Yui Sato, Matthew Neenan, Brian Enos, and Sarah Tallman.
Additionally, Klein has performed lead and feature roles that include the Cowgirl in Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, Russian Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Wendy in Paul Vasterling’s Peter Pan, Madge in August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, the Pas de Trois in Robert Mills’ Swan Lake, Sugar Plum Fairy in Mills’ The Nutcracker, and Carabosse in Mills’ The Sleeping Beauty.
Outside her dance experience, Klein studied biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University and received presidential and congressional medals for volunteer service. Last summer, she was awarded by NBC’s World of Dance for a dance film she created and she was featured on The Ellen Show for another.