Breen Kathleen


Classical Ballet / Principal

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 the rank of principal dancer in 2009.
Since joining Boston Ballet, she has performed a broad variety of works, including the title role in Jorma Elo’s Carmen, 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, Jiří Kylián's Falling Angels, No More Play and Petite Mort and principal roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade, La Valse, The Four Temperments, Prodigal Son, Rubies and Diamonds.
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.

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