Courtney Connor Jones

Courtney Connor Jones
Huntington Beach, CA
Joined 2006

 Connor Jones knows about stepping up to the plate. In March 2012, after both female principal dancers at Cincinnati Ballet and a third fill-in from Tulsa Ballet became injured, Connor Jones took the spotlight and performed the lead female role in Rite of Spring. In the summer of 2009 she traveled to Russia and performed the role of Giselle, and other soloist/principal roles in various ballets. “Going to Russia and dancing there for two and a half months changed my approach to dancing and strengthened my technique,” she says. Connor Jones was promoted to Soloist this year, due in no small part to her tenacity.
Her past six years of growth here at Cincinnati Ballet have given her the opportunity to deepen her understanding of what it is to be a performer; of combining strong technique with spirit and emotion in order to share a sense of true emotion with the audience. “Everyone sees me as a classical ballet dancer, but my new goal is to be just as strong in contemporary.“ 
Fun fact: Courtney is an avid fire escape gardener.

Favorite roles: Giselle; Pirate wench, Peter Pan; Blue Bird, The Sleeping Beauty; Russian girl, Serenade

2013/2014 Sponsors: Mr. & Mrs. Larry McGruder and Dee Shaffer
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Photo credit: Peter Mueller, The Firebird