We’re so excited to have Jordyn here! You can read up on her and all the BFan dancers on Ballet Fantastique’s website, and you can meet us all in person at the Open Barre for Bossa Brasil (details about Open Barre here).
All about Jordyn:
Hometown: Spokane, WA College: AA, Spokane Falls Community College Ballet Fantastique: Here since 2010 Favorites: Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, Casino Royale, burger and fries, Skittles, and the quote: “You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.” -Merce Cunningham Pointe shoes: Suffolk Solos
Jordyn trained under Peggy Goodner Tan at Ballet Arts Academy for ten years and from there attended The Academy of Dance under Kristen Potts. During those years, Jordyn performed with Theatre Ballet of Spokane and was honored to be featured in the role of Clara with the Alberta Ballet and performed as a Nyad with Eugene Ballet Company/Ballet Idaho. Jordyn competed in the Musicfest Northwest competition where she won three Certificate of Merits and the Gold Medal. After high school she moved to Carlisle, PA to dance at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the tutelage of Marcia Dale Weary and the rest of the faculty.
Jordyn attended summer programs with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Theatre in New York and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, where she was one of thirty two out of eight hundred dancers invited to attend. Jordyn has guested with companies across the Northwest, including Ballet Spokane as Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. She just completed her first season with BalletMet Columbus in Ohio, where she performed six different programs with the company throughout the season. Previously, she spent two seasons as an apprentice and corps member in The Suzanne Farrell Ballet out of The Kennedy Center in DC, where she performed multiple Balanchine ballets in DC and on tour to New York, and in fall 2010 as part of the Balanchine Initiative Project. This is her first season with Ballet Fantastique and she is so excited to be here!
–We’re excited to have you, Jordyn!