Audrey King began her classical training at the Ballet Academy of Texas (BAT) under the direction of Lisa Slagle, Allan Kinzie and Thom Clower. While at BAT, she danced the title role of Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty coached by Anna-Marie Holmes, Balanchine's Four Temperaments and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker in partnership with Patrick Frenette of American Ballet Theatre. She competed in Youth America Grand Prix for many years and was awarded Top 12 for her Classical variations on numerous occasions.
In 2019, Audrey moved to Denver to train in the pre-professional division at Colorado Ballet and had the opportunity to perform roles with the main company. This past season, she worked with George Birkadze and Ashley Ellis on their new project in Dallas and performed Gamzatti in the full-length La Bayadere.
The 2022-2023 season will be Audrey's first season with Ballet Pensacola.
“I dance because of the way I feel and the way I want my audience to feel. When I watch ballet, the movement almost feels contagious and it inspires me to move. I feel like I can barely sit still in my seat and I can picture how that dancer might feel with the movements they are making. So, when I dance, I get to fully enjoy those feelings that I only get to picture when I watch ballet. Nothing compares to the way ballet makes me feel!”
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas USA
One Word to Describe Why I Dance: "Feeling"
Favorite Color: Light pink
Favorite Role Danced: Aurora, The Sleeping Beauty
Dream Role: The Principal Ballerina in Etudes
Favorite Choreographer: William Forsythe
Favorite Traditional Ballet: Don Quixote
Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Pasta!
Favorite Hobby: I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going to concerts and swimming in the lake in my hometown. I spend a lot of time at ballet working, so I usually enjoy more relaxing experiences with people I love during my downtime.
Fun Fact About Me: I am vegetarian, and I've never had meat in my life.
What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performances: I want my audience to gain respect and love for the ballet. I want people to see the passion and joy ballet dancers have for the art form so when they leave the theater, they are inspired and want to come back again.