kenny allen

Corps de Ballet • Joined Colorado Ballet in 2022

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Kenny asked his parents to start ballet at the age of 2 after a dancer from Colorado Ballet visited his class in preschool. Kenny trained at many studios around Denver as well as attended middle school at Denver School of the Arts. He moved to Tampa to study at Next Generation Ballet and, upon graduation, was offered a place in Boston Ballet’s Trainee Program. During his time at Boston Ballet, he was given the opportunity to participate in the Prix de Lausanne Partner School Choreographic Project.

After spending a shortened season in Boston due to the pandemic, Kenny was offered a contract with Sarasota Ballet’s Studio Company. While at Sarasota Ballet, he had the chance to perform in Elite Syncopations by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Giselle by Sir Peter Wright, and the world premiere of A Comedy of Errors by Sir David Bintley. After coming to Colorado Ballet last year as an Apprentice, he was promoted to Corps de Ballet. Some of his accolades include National YoungArts Finalist, First Place at Youth America Grand Prix, Silver Medal at ADC IBC, Bronze Medal at World Ballet Competition, and First Place at Denver Ballet Guild.

Selected roles and ballets include Gaston in Lady of the Camellias by Val Caniparoli, Fritz and Russian in The Nutcracker and Sinfonietta by Jirí Kylián.