Butler Marian

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Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet

Born in Houston, Texas, Marian Butler began her dance training at the age of six at the Houston Ballet Academy, under the direction of Ben Stevenson. She joined Houston Ballet in 1994.

In 1995, at the age of 18, Butler joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet. Her repertoire with the Company includes a Stepsister in James Kudelka\'s Cinderella, the Lead Pirate Woman in Le Corsaire, Helena in The Dream, the Old Mother in The Green Table, Emilia in Othello, the Youngest Sister in Pillar of Fire, Silver in The Sleeping Beauty, Lead Czardas in Swan Lake, Effie in La Sylphide, the Lustful One in Three Virgins and a Devil, leading roles in Sechs Tänze and Symphonic Variations, as well as roles in Baker’s Dozen, Ballo della Regina, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once, In The Upper Room and Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison. She created roles in Black Tuesday, Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra and Weren’t We Fools?

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