Jonathan Carter

CBII | Ft. Walton Beach, FL | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2017

Jonathan Carter began his ballet training at Northwest Florida Ballet under the direction of Todd Eric Allen and Dorothy Lister at the age of nine. Carter has participated in many summer intensives including Juilliard, Next Generation Ballet, Ballet West, and Atlanta Ballet. With Northwest Florida Ballet, Carter performed in numerous productions including Cinderella (the Prince), The Firebird (the Prince), Winthrop Corey’s Snow White (the Prince), The Nutcracker (the Snow King, lead Russian and Arabian), and Swan Lake (Pas de Trois). From Northwest Florida Ballet Carter joined Atlanta Ballet II under the direction of Gennadi Nedvigin, where he performed in John McFall’s The Nutcracker (Lead Trepak). In addition to his work with Atlanta Ballet, Carter has performed as a guest artist with Ballet Indiana, as well as Mobile Ballet in Alabama. This is Carter’s first season with Cincinnati Ballet.

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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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