Austin Carter, Company

 
Austin Carter began his classical ballet training at the age of 8 under the tutelage of Gina Hyatt-Mazon and Janusz Mazon at the Georgia Ballet. There, he had the privilege of performing with the company in numerous productions. He spent his summers studying at the School of American Ballet, Atlanta Ballet’s Professional Division, Nashville Ballet, and Chautauqua’s Dance Festival all on full merit scholarships. During his summers as a Chautauqua Festival Dancer, Austin performed in works by Mark Diamond, including An American in Paris, Foresight, and Noble Sentiments. He also performed in Michael Vernon’s Place Montmartre and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s “For Austin”, an original solo piece created for him. 
 
Austin joined Atlanta Ballet’s fellowship program in 2013 under the artistic direction of John McFall, where he performed in the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker as Trepak and Rat, as well as featured roles such as Meissen Doll and Chinese Man. He also performed in Jean-Christophe Maillo’s Romeo et Juliette as a Capulet and Montague, Bruce Wells’ Pinocchio as Harlequin, and character roles as Wolf and Porter in Michael Pink’s Dracula. He joined Nashville Ballet’s 2nd company for a season where he danced numerous roles, including Cuban Ambassador in Paul Vasterling’s Nutcracker and in Gina Patterson’s “Diary of Anne Frank”.  In his first season at KBT he enjoyed dancing a variety of roles.  Among his favorites were Reinfield in Dracula, an Elf in The Night Before Christmas & the Lion in The Wizard of Oz.  Austin enjoys contemporary dancing, tap dancing, choreographing and video editing/streaming.  Austin’s motto is “Anyone is capable of dancing.  Just stay positive and love the little things in life.”
 
Austin is excited for his second season as a company dancer with Kentucky Ballet Theater, and thrilled to be in “Ballet Under the Stars” for the second time as well.

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