Apprentice • Joined Colorado Ballet in 2022
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado
Sonata Ross was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and began dancing at Canyon Concert Ballet at age 13. While training in Colorado, she attended summer programs at University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Sonata moved to Denver to train in the pre-professional division at Colorado Ballet in 2018. In addition to her training, Sonata has choreographed solos, INFECTIOUS on Pre-Professional dancers at Colorado Ballet, and most prominently, a piece to Hoedown from Aaron Copeland’s Rodeo for the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra. After dancing in the academy for two years, Sonata was invited to join the Studio Company with Colorado Ballet where she danced in the corps de ballet of George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Septime Webre’s Wizard of Oz, and classical ballets including Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, and The Nutcracker. This will be her second season as an Apprentice with Colorado Ballet.
Sonata's selected roles and ballets include Second Soloist in Les Sylphides, Peasant Pas and Zulma in Giselle, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, The Nutcracker, and Romeo and Juliet.