Abigail Dudich is from Oak Forest, IL, where she began dancing at the age of 4.
She received much of her formal ballet training at A&A Ballet in Chicago, IL as well as The Academy of Dance Arts in Warrenville, IL and has performed in productions of Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty.
She had the opportunity to perform at the “Bravissimo International Festival” in Guatemala in 2019 and performed with Chicago Opera Theatre in their production of “Aleko” in 2019 as well. She has also attended summer programs with Ellison Ballet as well as Joffrey Ballet (Chicago).
She joined Ballet Pensacola as a member of the Corps de Ballet in August of 2022. Throughout the season, she danced a Soloist Role in La Sylphide (Phantom of the Opera), Bo Peep and Rose Demi-Soloist (The Nutcracker), the Brave Pas De Deux (Odyssey) and at the end of the season, was promoted to Leading Artist.
Abigail is excited to begin her second season with Ballet Pensacola.
“I dance simply because I love to perform. The rush and feeling of freedom and pure bliss that comes after all the hard work is unmatched.”
Place of Birth: Oak Forest, Illinois USA
One Word to Describe Why I Dance: "Perform"
Favorite Color: Lilac
Favorite Role Danced: Anything from "The Nutcracker," specifically Flowers, Snow, or Chinese
Dream Role: Odette/Odile or Giselle
Favorite Choreographer: Alexander Ekman, Alexei Ratmansky, or Julius Reisinger
Favorite Traditional Ballet: Swan Lake
Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Mediterranean cuisine
Favorite Hobby: I'm into anything relating to fashion, particularly vintage.
Fun Fact About Me: I have three younger siblings - two sisters and a brother, plus a tortoise named "Calvin."
What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performances: All I can ask and hope for from my audience/community is understanding (of the role I'm portraying) and, of course, enjoyment.