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Derek Dunn

Derek Dunn, First Year Corps

Glen Burnie, Maryland

Dance Training
The Rock School for Dance Education
Edna Lee Dance Studio

Joined the Company

Favorite Ballet
Don Quixote

Defining Moment:
One defining moment for me happened in 2008 when I had just turned 13 years old. During that year, I began training for my first Youth American Grand Prix competition. Prior to the competition, my main focus was jazz, contemporary, and tap, along with ballet. But once I began practicing and performing the ballet variations, I realized what my true passion was. Since then, my dream was to become a professional ballet dancer in a major ballet company.

In 2012, Derek was awarded a Gold medal in the Senior Division at the Youth America Grand Prix.

In 2010, he earned a Junior Bronze medal at the USAIBC in Jackson, MI and a Junior Gold Medal at the Youth America Grand Prix.

In 2008, he earned the Youth Grand Prix Award at the Youth America Grand Prix.


Headshot by Amitava Sarkar