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Mackenzie Dessens

Mackenzie Dessens

Mackenzie Dessens is from New Orleans, Louisiana where she began her training at Giacobbe Academy of Dance and privately with Kimberly Beck. She attended summer programs in New York with the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. Ms. Dessens continued her training at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy and upon completion joined Cincinnati Ballet’s second company. With Cincinnati Ballet, Dessens’ repertoire included Peter Pan, 7th Symphony, The Nutcracker, Alice, Symphony in C, and the world premiere of King Arthur’s Camelot, in which she performed as the Lady of the Lake. Dessens was chosen to perform as Guinevere in the “Wedding Pas de Deux” for the second company’s rep to promote the new ballet throughout the season. Her second year, Victoria Morgan chose her to perform as Clara in a recreation of the pas between Clara and the Prince from The Nutcracker.  She also had the opportunity of working with Jennifer Archibald and received a solo and pas in her piece for the second company.  This is Mackenzie’s second season with Colorado Ballet.  Since joining Colorado Ballet, her notable repertoire has grown to include Marzipan in The Nutcracker and the Pas de Trois from Dominic Walsh’s Wolfgang (for Webb).

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