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Summer Reed is from New Salem, PA. She began dancing when she was just four years old and found her passion for ballet while training at Houck Dance Studio under the direction of Dorothy Houck-Constable. She has been honored to win regional and national solo competitions in ballet and contemporary dance under the direction of Melody Houck-Laight.
Summer has also had the privilege of dancing many wonderful roles for the Mon-Valley Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker, under the direction of Donna Marovic-Anthony, including Arabian, Harlequin Doll, Sweets, and Snow. She enjoyed studying with Mansur Kamaletdinov, former principal dancer and Acting Director of the Bolshoi Ballet, and spent this past summer training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.
With KBT she performed several roles in productions of The Witches of Doon, Arabian pas de deux in The Nutcracker, Water Fairy in The Night Before Christmas, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, and Majisimo. Summer is thrilled to join Kentucky Ballet Theatre as an Apprentice for her third season and second Ballet Under the Stars.