Zoe Donnenfield began her training at the City Ballet School of San Francisco, under the artistic direction of Galina Alexandrova. Donnenfield trained there for six years before joining Atlanta Ballet’s Fellowship program in 2016. Donnenfield has danced in many productions with both the City Ballet School of San Francisco and Atlanta Ballet, including Esmerelda (Grand Pas des Fleurs), La Fille Mal Gardée (Pas de Deux), Paquita (corps de ballet), and The Nutcracker (Snowflake, Flower). She has participated in numerous competitions and placed in the Top 12 Women’s Senior Division in 2016 for a contemporary Petrichor piece choreographed by Anne-Sophie Rodriguez. This is Donnenfield’s first season with Cincinnati Ballet.
Finding love at the ballet isn’t limited just to the dancers and artists on stage. As a case in point, Barbara and Larry Kellar, funders of Cincinnati Ballet’s Principal Artist Endowment Fund, were destined to fall in love through ballet. Sharing a passion for dance, they met on a Cincinnati Ballet trip to Russia in […]