Ethan Kimbrell began his training at the age of five at Ballet Spartanburg under the direction of Carlos Agudelo. In 2014 Ethan was accepted as a trainee at Orlando Ballet. The following year, he was promoted to a member of Orlando Ballet II, where he gained a great deal of experience performing in multiple productions with the Orlando Ballet company, as well as in many school productions. In 2017 he participated in Youth America Grand Prix and placed Third in the Senior Classical Division Semi-Finals, and Second in Contemporary Division at the Semi-Finals in Atlanta in 2017. Kimbrell was a guest artist at the Metropolitan Ballet Theater in Atlanta, Georgia performing various roles in Maniya Barredo’s production of The Nutcracker. This is Kimbrell’s second season with Cincinnati Ballet.
With visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, dozens of hopeful children auditioned for The Nutcracker Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy Young Performers cast. What an amazing day for these talented dancers! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year. Here’s a peek inside our studios during the auditions.