Jan Burkhard

Jan Burkhard



Piscataway, New Jersey


2005 as Corps de Ballet


2nd Soloist in 2008
1st Soloist in 2010
Principal in 2011

Favorite Role

Giselle, Aurora and Juliet

Dancer Sponsors

Carolyn and Sandy Stidham

Pointe Shoe Sponsors

Frank and Connie Plastina


Jan Burkhard began her professional training at The School of American Ballet at the age of 9. She performed numerous ballets with New York City Ballet and was involved in the New York Choreographic Institute. Upon completion, she was also the recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award in 2005 for Most Outstanding Promise. In the fall of 2005, she became a member of Carolina Ballet’s corps de ballet. In 2009, Ms. Burkhard was nominated for the Princess Grace award. She has performed principal roles including Princess Aurora, Juliet, Firebird, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Giselle. Her repertoire also includes George Balanchine’s Tarantella, Valse Fantaisie, Apollo, Who Cares?, Allegro Brillante and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; August Bournonville’s La Sylphide and Flower Festival; Robert Weiss’ A Classical Ballet, Intimate Voices, Les Saltimbanques, Lady in the White Veil, Poemes des Rivages and Lullaby; Zalman Raffael’s Rhapsody, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, In the Gray, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1, The Other Ravel, Metaphorical Heart, and Frankenstein among others.