Rockville Centre, NY
Joined Boston Ballet in 2003
Kathleen Breen Combes trained with Magda Aunon at the Fort Lauderdale Ballet Classique, the HARID Conservatory and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and in 2002 she joined the Washington Ballet.
She joined Boston Ballet in 2003 and was promoted to second soloist in 2005, soloist in 2007, and to principal dancer in 2009.
Since joining Boston Ballet, she has performed a broad variety of works, including lead roles in Jorma Elo’s Carmen, August Bournonville’s La Sylphide (Effie), James Kudelka’s Cinderella (Stepsister, Moss Fairy), Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Dewdrop), William Forsythe’s In the midde, somewhat elevated, Maina Gielgud's Giselle (Giselle, Myrtha, Peasant pas de deux), Asaf Messerer's Spring Waters pas de deux, Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia, Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, Helen Pickett’s Etesian, Eventide and Tsukiyo, Jiří Kylián's Falling Angels, Petite Mort, and No More Play, George Balanchine’s Serenade, La Valse, The Four Temperaments, and Diamonds.
Breen Combes was awarded the Lefkowitz Award for Special Achievement at the New York International Ballet Competition at Lincoln Center in 2003 and she was featured on the cover of Dance Magazine in 2007.