Corps de Ballet
Joined Boston Ballet in 2013
Kathryn Boren has studied ballet since the age of three. At age six, she began studying at the Ballet Academy of Texas, under the direction of Lisa Slagle and Thomas Nicholson. At age twelve, Boren was chosen as one of four young girls from the state of Texas to perform with American Ballet Theatre in George Balanchine's Mozartiana. She competed in Youth America Grand Prix from 2004-2007 and received many top honors. In 2007, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Boren studied at the JKO School under the direction of Franco De Vita until 2009. She also attended American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive from 2004-2009, was a National Training Scholar from 2005-2009, and was named a Bender Foundation Scholar in 2008. In 2007, Boren was awarded the Nadyne Legere Scholarship by the Dallas Dance Council and was JKO's Princess Grace nominee. She was a Young Arts Honorable Mention Award Winner in 2008.
Boren joined American Ballet Theatre II in 2009. Her repertoire with the company included principal roles in George Balanchine's Allegro Brillante and Jerome Robbins' Interplay. Boren also performed the pas de deux from Swan Lake Act II, Grand Pas Classique, Carnival in Venice, and George Balanchine's Stars and Stripes. Boren also danced as the Hungarian Princess in Patrice Bart's Swan Lake, Lilac Fairy in Märchenballett, and demi-soloist in George Balanchine's Diamonds. She also performed pieces choreographed by Aszure Barton, Jodie Gates, Edwaard Liang, Alexei Ratmansky, Heinz Spoerli, Vladimir Malakhov, and Petr Zuska.