I was surprised! Julie Kent: Top 10 Must-Know Facts About Dancer. Although, they can be dependent, indirect, moody, passive, aggressive, and unable to let go. [6], Following her retirement, she became the artistic director of ABT's summer program, with over 1,000 students training in various locations across the country. Julie Kent zodiac sign is a Cancer. En pointe, she's tall, but not flat. I've been meaning to measure myself. The shortest principal female that I can think of is/was Alexandra at 5'5". Her farewell role was Juliet (in Prokofiev s Romeo and Juliet). The other principals and soloists are all different sizes. In the ballet world, though, I am often "told" by people there that I'm a good 2 inches taller than I am. A few ABT dancers of the 1980's: Natalia Makarova and Gelsey Kirkland: short; Martine van Hamel and Cynthia Gregory: tall. [4] She took the stage name Julie Kent at the suggestion of Mikhail Baryshnikov. She's too tall; he's too short. Xiomara Reyes, Erica Cornejo, Herman Cornejo: short, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg, Michele Wiles, Gillian Murphy: tall. It's all about proportions and illusion. The following year, she competed at the Prix de Lausanne, and was the only American to win any medal that year. She was born Julie Cox, but when Mikhail Baryshnikov discovered her at age 16 he encouraged her to change it to Julie Kent. The principal women seem to be on the tall side. Ethan Stiefel, Angel Corella, and Julie Kent, for examples of the middle of the road, are of medium height. [7], In March 2016, The Washington Ballet announced Kent would assume the role of artistic director, succeeding Septime Webre. The American dancer has been alive for 18,731 days or 449,560 hours. She was born in Bethesda, Maryland and studied dance at the Academy of the Maryland Youth Ballet. These days one of the tallest males is Charles Askegard, Joaquin De Luz one of the shortest. 1818 – English poet John Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born", "Lines Written in the Highlands", and "Gadfly". [3]. They have an great desire to feel loved and appreciated in every part of their lives. She has made guest appearances in Russia, Italy, Germany, Australia, Argentina and Chile. If You Want to Disable Cookies, Please See Your Browser Documentation. Julie Kent, best known for being a Dancer, was born in Bethesda, Maryland USA on Friday, July 11, 1969. In 1973 there were real height discrimination issues at the San Francisco Ballet Company for women. [2] During her tenure, she has commissioned works by Gemma Bond and Ethan Stiefel. I know that I've looked down at her to make eye contact. She (Wendy) always looks tall in person, too. Height of Typical Female and Male Dancers. Prior to becoming part of the ballet world, courtesy of my daughter, I found that people usually thought I was shorter than I am. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Does anyone know? She was a principle dancer with the American Ballet Theatre from 1993 – 2015. This Site Uses Cookies. Her height is 5 ft, 5 in and weight is Under review lb. Is it purely for personal reasons or are you writing some kind of interesting thesis on the comparison of ballet dancers, and, if so, what is your thesis statement, if I may be so bold as to ask? They are the parents of two children. The shortest principal dancer is Megan Fairchild, at 5'3½". Merrill Ashley has tiny feet in proportion to her height, too. It's funny. Later that year, she became a member of the corps de ballet. Something about being slightly built made me shorter, too. Julie Kent (born Julie Cox, 1969) is an American ballet dancer; she was a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre from 1993 to June 2015. Julie Kent father’s name is under review and mother unknown at this time. I am glad to hear there is less discrimination, at least it sounds that way. What about male dancers? [4], Through out her dance career, she has danced works by Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan and John Cranko. It was Michael Smuin from NYCB who took over as artistic director. We will continue to update this page, so bookmark it and come back often to see new updates. She also spent summers attending intensives at American Ballet Theatre II and School of American Ballet. Personal: Julie Kent was born in the Year of the Rooster, and her birth sign is Cancer. I'd estimate she's only 5'4" max. We will continue to update details on Julie Kent’s family. But as you are discussing this topic are you only speaking in terms of principal dancers or does this include those dancing in the corps too?

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