Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
Joined OKC Ballet in 2018
Paige Russell began her training in her hometown of Silver Spring, Maryland at the Maryland Youth Ballet. Over the course of her years there, she performed leading roles in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda, and La Bayadere. In the summer of 2015, she was accepted into the Houston Ballet Academy, where she furthered her training for two more years. While in Houston, Paige performed in Stanton Welch’s Brigade, The Long and Winding Road, Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, and The Nutcracker.
In 2017, Paige joined Ballet Austin II, where she performed in Stephen Mills’ Romeo & Juliet, and The Nutcracker, in addition to George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, Paul Vasterling’s Peter Pan, and Thang Dao’s Quiet Imprint. In 2018, Paige attended Oklahoma City Ballet’s Summer Intensive and was offered a position with the Studio Company. During her two seasons in the Studio Company, she had the opportunity to perform in Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and The Firebird. She has also performed in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Michael Pink’s Dracula, Septime Webre’s Alice (In Wonderland), and August Bournonville’s La Sylphide.