Ms. Klein trained at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, and was a member of Houston Ballet II.  She has won numerous awards in dance, including first place at the Youth America Grand Prix in Denver.  Before joining Oklahoma City Ballet in 2012 she was a member of Texas Ballet Theater.  With Oklahoma City Ballet, Ms. Klein has been featured 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, and Robert Mills’ Pushing Pennies, Our Private Rooms, and The Means To Fly.  She has created roles in works by Yui Sato, Matthew Neenan, Brian Enos, and Sarah Tallman.  Favorite roles include The Cowgirl in Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, Russian Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Wendy in Paul Vasterling’s Peter Pan, Pas de Trois in Robert Mills’ Swan Lake, and Carabosse in Robert Mills’ The Sleeping Beauty.  Ms. Klein was awarded a prize last summer by NBC’s World of Dancefor a short dance film she created, and she was featured on The Ellen Showfor another.  She has received Presidential and Congressional medals for volunteer service, and studied biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University.  She would like to thank her husband and family for their continued support.

 

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