Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Joined the Company in 2012
Dusty Button was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At age 16, she moved to New York to train at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, winning the bronze medal at Youth America Grand Prix in 2006. In 2007, Button joined American Ballet Theatre's second company, ABT II. The following year she joined the Royal Ballet School, graduating with honors and the Dame Ninette de Valois Bursary. In 2008, Button joined Birmingham Royal Ballet.
During her time at Birmingham Royal Ballet, she had the opportunity to perform various different roles, including David Bintley's Cinderella (Skinny, the evil stepsister), Sir Peter Wright's The Sleeping Beauty (Temperament Fairy), and Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room (Stomper), as among many more. Button has made guest appearances nationally and internationally, and has performed in galas around the country, most recently dancing in Ballet Hawaii's The Nutcracker and American Ballet Theatre's La Bayadère.
In addition to performing, Button has choreographed for Birmingham Royal Ballet, the participants of Youth America Grand Prix, and Boston Ballet's BB@Home series. She has been recognized and featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Magazine, and Dance Europe.