Genna Justin


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Justin Genna trained at Monona Academy of Dance under the direction of Jojean Retrum and Jason Cisler. As a senior company member there, he performed such roles as Cavalier and Spanish in The Nutcracker and the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland. Mr. Genna spent summers studying with Virginia School of the Arts, Houston Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet. During the summer of 2006, he performed for the International Ballet Competition in Jacksonville, Mississippi, representing the Midwestern states for Regional Dance America. While in the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II, Mr. Genna was a guest for Allegro Dance in Wausau, Wisconsin. In the past two seasons as an Apprentice with Milwaukee Ballet he has done the roles of Jacks, the Rat King, Drosselmeyer and Arabian in The Nutcracker, and worked with such choreographers as Val Caniparoli (Gustav’s Rooster, Blades of Grass - world premiere), Maurice Causey (city of the shining jewel - world premiere) and was Gentleman Starkey in the world premiere of Michael Pink’s Peter Pan. This is his first season as an artist with Milwaukee Ballet.

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