Apprentice • Joined Colorado Ballet in 2020
Hometown: Hinsdale, Illinois
Stefanee Montesantos was born in Hinsdale, Illinois and began her training at local company Salt Creek Ballet at age 3. Upon graduating from the Salt Creek Ballet Company, she decided to continue her studies in dance by joining Butler University’s Performing Arts Program. Upon arrival at Butler University, she was awarded the Jordan College of the Arts Annual Tuition Scholarship alongside the Bulldog Achievement Annual Tuition Scholarship. During this time, she performed and rehearsed roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in Butler Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Odette in Butler Ballet’s production of Swan Lake, and Soloist in Patrick de Bana’s Falling Sky. In the Spring of 2020, Stefanee graduated Cum Laude from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a Minor in Creative Writing. It was during her spring semester that she was offered to join Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company for the 2020-2021 Season. She was promoted to Apprentice in 2022.
Stefanee's selected roles and ballets include George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations; Sugar Plum Fairy & Snow Queen in Butler Ballet’s The Nutcracker; Soloist in Patrick de Bana’s Falling Sky; and Odette in Butler Ballet’s production of Swan Lake.
You can also find Stefanee working as receptionist and assistant seamstress for Colorado Ballet Academy.