Wales Raven


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Raven Wales, a Wisconsin native, began her dance training and performance experience as a student with Milwaukee Ballet School. She was granted a full scholarship to study with the Houston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and the School of American Ballet in New York. Upon returning to Wisconsin, Ms. Wales joined the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II company, the Ballet’s pre-professional program, and progressed into an apprentice dancer and soon after as an Artist with the Company. Throughout her professional dance career, Ms. Wales has been invited to perform as a guest artist for the Ohio Dance Theatre, Ballet Entre-Nous based in northern Chicago and the Dance Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She has enjoyed performing classical and contemporary roles created by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Trey McIntyre, Lila York, Jessica Lang and Michael Pink, including appearing as Gertrude in Stephen Mills\\\' Hamlet. Ms. Wales performed leading roles in Val Caniparoli\\\'s Gustav\\\'s Rooster, Mark Godden\\\'s Wonder Wild and most recently in Michael Pink\\\'s Cinderella as the Stepmother. She was also featured in The Games We Play by Timothy O\\\'Donnell, winner of Milwaukee Ballet\\\'s Genesis: International Choreographer\\\'s Competition 2009.

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