Audrey King began her classical training at Ballet Academy of Texas 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 (partnered by Patrick Frenette of American Ballet Theatre) in The Nutcracker.
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 corps roles with the main company.
Following her time at Colorado Ballet, she trained with George Birdaze and Ashley Ellis in Dallas and performed Gamzatti in the full-length La Bayadere.
This past season was Audrey’s first with Ballet Pensacola and she had the opportunity to perform the Dewdrop in The Nutcracker and Purity Soloist in Darren McIntyre’s Odyssey among others. She was promoted to Leading Artist at the end of last season and is looking forward to her second 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.