Kristi Capps Retirement Announcement
Cincinnati Ballet Principal Dancer Kristi Capps announces her retirement at the conclusion of the 2009-10
season, after 14 years with the Company.
Capps joined Cincinnati Ballet mid-season as a replacement for an injured dancer in 1996, under then-Artistic Director Peter Anastos. She continued under the tenure of current artistic director & CEO Victoria Morgan as a corps de ballet member. Capps became soloist in 1999-2000 and reached principal, the highest rank, in 2002-2003. For the next five years she was Cincinnati Ballet’s only female principal dancer.
Her first full-length ballet with the company was "Coppélia," where she met her now-husband Dmitri Trubchanov (currently with Colorado Ballet). Some of Capp's favorite ballets through the years include "Jewels," "Romeo and Juliet," "Giselle," "Swan Lake," "Paquita," "La Sonnambula," and "Seventh Symphony." She was also one of the original Maries in the Ballet's "Nutcracker." Morgan says, "During my tenure, I have watched Kristi evolve from a corps de ballet dancer into a true artist.
She’s been a pleasure and inspiration to me, a source of continuity for our company, and a stellar example to other dancers, displaying discipline and hard work. She sports some of the best feet in the business."
Capps says, "I love being on stage, and I appreciate that Victoria has given me a place to do just that. She has allowed me to live my dream and experience part of my life through dance, and for that I am forever grateful.”