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Jan Burkhard

Jan Burkhard

From: Piscataway, New Jersey

Jan Burkhard grew up in Piscataway, New Jersey and began her professional training at the School of American Ballet at the age of 9. During her career there she performed numerous ballets with New York City Ballet and was involved in the New York Choreographic Institute. Upon completion of her study at the school, she was also the recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award in 2005 for Most Outstanding Promise. In the fall of 2005, she went on to join as a member of Carolina Ballet's corps de ballet in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2009, she was nominated for the Princess Grace award. She rose through the ranks and was promoted principal in 2011. Her repertoire includes George Balanchine's 3rd movement Western Symphony, Tarantella, Valse Fantasie, Apollo, Who Cares? and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; August Bournonville's La Sylphide and Flower Festival; Zalman Raffael's Rhapsody; Robert Weiss's Firebird, A Classical Ballet, Grieg Piano Concerto, Intimate Voices, Symposium and The Nutcracker.

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