Molly Cook, Trainee

Molly Cook is from Fincastle, Virginia and trained with the Southwest Virginia Ballet until graduating high school. She then attended the University of Utah, receiving a BFA in Ballet and BS in Strategic Communications in spring of 2017. In college, she performed classic works such as George Balanchine’s Serenade and  Walpurgisnacht. She also worked with multiple choreographers, including Charlotte Boye-Christensen, René Daveluy, and Jay Kim.

Along with performing, she served as the student body president her senior year and worked with the College of Fine Arts. At the Southwest Virginia Ballet, under the direction of Pedro Szalay, she performed roles including the Fairy Godmother (2011) in Cinderella, Sugar Plum (2012) in the Nutcracker, and Rosalinda (2013) in Romeo and Juliet.

Molly also traveled with SVB twice to Prague in the Czech Republic, bringing home an individual talent award (2011) and the first place Flower Bud award (2013). She attended ballet summer intensives at the Washington School of Ballet, the Nutmeg Conservatory, the Richmond Ballet, Ballet West, and Burklyn Ballet Theatre. Molly is excited to begin her professional career with Kentucky Ballet Theatre and become a part of a new arts community in Lexington.

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