Jimena Flores Sánchez was born in Cuidad Obregon, Mexico. She trained under the direction of Paul Mejia, Maria Terezia Balogh and Lisa Slagle. In 2015, she trained on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet Professional Division where she danced for two years under the direction of Peter Boal. She also received the Dance Council of North Texas Dr. Dan Pickard & Rosie Kimple Scholarship in 2015. While at PNB, she performed in the company productions of Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Coppelia, West Side Story, and Symphony in C. In PNB’s school productions, she danced leading roles in Le Corsaire, and Hansel and Gretel as well as being featured in soloist roles for PNB’s Next Step program with works by Kyle Davis, Ezra Thomson, Sarah Pasch Thomson, Angeli Mamon, Dammiel Cruz, and Margaret Mullin. In 2017, Jimena joined Oklahoma City Ballet’s Studio Company under the direction of Robert Mills, where she performed company productions of Firebird, Rodeo, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and The Little Mermaid.
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.