Joined Boston Ballet II in 2012
Dawn Atkins of Chesterfield, Virginia, joined Boston Ballet II in 2012 after studying for one year as a Trainee at Boston Ballet under the Pao Scholarship. Before coming to Boston, Dawn attended high school at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the artistic direction of Ethan Stiefel, after her early training at Richmond Ballet. Atkins has been invited to the Professional Dance Festival in Banff, Canada, as well as summer intensives on scholarship to Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre.
As a trainee at Boston Ballet, Atkins performed in Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker, as well as George Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements.