Donald Crump Jr.

Columbus, OH | Trainee | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2015

Donald Crump started dancing when he was 14 years old, training at Houston Ballet and Columbus Dance Theatre. He has attended summer programs at Houston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and Columbus Dance Theatre. Crump’s favorite ballets are Swan Lake, Giselle and La Bayadere. His favorite contemporary work is Murmurations, choreographed by Edwaard Liang. Crump is thrilled to be joining The Cincinnati Ballet Second Company as a Trainee for the 1516 Season!

Sponsors: Crystal Kendrick and Christopher & Nancy Virgulak

Touchet will never forget her 19th birthday. That was the day Victoria Morgan came to Pacific Northwest Ballet, to audition Touchet’s professional division. “Directors from everywhere auditioned us, but nobody ever picked me,” she says. “I remember thinking she wouldn’t like me anyway, so I told myself to just have fun, and after it was over, she said, ‘I’d like to talk to Janessa’.” Crossed wires with communicating Touchet’s acceptance of Morgan’s apprenticeship offer led to a planned spot with Memphis Ballet, but Morgan called one last time and Touchet was able to come to Cincinnati Ballet instead. “It was meant to be here. I started as an Apprentice and moved all the way through the ranks. I had always had my heart and mind set on Cincinnati Ballet.”

Professional History

  • Columbus Dance Theatre (2012-2014)
  • Houston Ballet Academy, Full Scholarship (2014-2015)
  • Cincinnati Ballet: Trainee

Favorite Roles

  • Stanton Welch’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
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