Ethan Kimbrell

CB2 | Spartanburg, SC | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2017

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.

Sponsored by Beverly & Robert Croskery

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.”

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Photography: Peter Mueller

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