Hometown: Levelland, Texas

Joined OKC Ballet in 2020

Zane Winders

Zane Winders, from Levelland, Texas, began his formal training at Ballet Lubbock in 2009. In 2011 he was accepted into the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating he joined Ballet Arizona's Studio Company, where he spent two years performing with the school and company.

He then moved to Delaware to join First State Ballet Theatre where his repertoire included Principal and Soloist roles in The Nutcracker, Paquita, Giselle, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Alex Buckner’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Viktor Plotnikov’s Romeo and Juliet, and Viktor Plotnikov’s Dracula.

Winders is also an international guest artist, making appearances in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Guatemala. In addition to performing, Zane has been a ballet instructor, guest master class instructor, competition coach, and he was the Media Manager for the 2020 National Ballet Competition. He is very excited to join Oklahoma City Ballet for the 2020/21 season.