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.
The Sleeping Beauty is one of the biggest productions in Cincinnati Ballet’s repertoire. When it comes to life again at Music Hall from February 14-17, dancers will be wearing 70 luminous, newly handsewn tutus. “It’s a dying art,” said Cincinnati Ballet Wardrobe Mistress Diana Vandergriff-Adams. “People aren’t sewing anymore. It takes too much time.” Tutus […]