Abbey began her ballet training at the International Ballet Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Where she completed the Royal Academy of Dance examinations, receiving “Distinction” on all three levels (Intermediate, Advanced I, Advanced II). This qualified her to participate in the 2011 Royal Academy of Dance Geneé in Cape Town, South Africa, where she competed as a Semi-Finalist. In 2012, she joined the Sarasota Ballet as an apprentice and in 2013 was promoted to corps de ballet. With Sarasota Ballet, Kay toured to Washington, D.C. and New York City to perform in Ballet Across America and Fall for Dance, respectively. This is Kay’s first season with Cincinnati Ballet.
“Some of my favorite performances include George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, Who Cares?, and Jewels, Rudolf Nureyev’s Raymonda Act II (Pas de Trois), and Antony Tudor’s Lilac Garden and Continuo. I am very excited to be joining Cincinnati Ballet and look forward to learning and performing the exciting 2017-2018 repertoire!”