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 featured roles in 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, The Means to Fly, and A Little Peace. She has also created roles in works by Yui Sato, Matthew Neenan, Brian Enos, Sarah Tallman, Carrie Ruth Trumbo, and Penny Saunders.
Additionally, Klein has performed lead 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, Le Corsaire Grand Pas, Sugar Plum Fairy in Mills’ The Nutcracker, and Lucy in Michael Pink’s Dracula.
Outside her dance experience, she double majored in biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University and received presidential and congressional medals for volunteer service. Klein was awarded by NBC’s World of Dance for a dance film she created and she was featured on The Ellen Show for another. She would like to thank her husband, family, and three kitties for their continual support.