Taylor Ayotte

Taylor Ayotte



Green Bay, Wisconsin


2016 as Trainee


Principal in 2022
Soloist in 2020
Corps de Ballet in 2017

Favorite Role

Tall Girl in George Balanchine’s Rubies

Dancer Sponsors

Susan and David Brigham

Pointe Shoe Sponsor

Dr. Robert Schantz


Taylor Ayotte was born in Sacramento, California and began her formal dance training at the age of 5 at the Green Bay School of Dance in Wisconsin. She continued her training in New York City as a full-time student at The School of American Ballet after accepting an invitation to study year-round at age 14. Ms. Ayotte performed with the New York Choreographic Institute, School of American Ballet’s annual workshop performances, and participated as both choreographer and dancer in the school’s Student Choreography Workshop. She attended summer courses on full scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet and The School of American Ballet. Ms. Ayotte’s featured roles with Carolina Ballet include Calliope in George Balanchine’s Apollo, Tall Girl in George Balanchine’s Rubies, and the Principal Woman in Zalman Raffael’s Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1.