Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dance Training

The North Carolina School of the Arts
Boston Ballet School, trainee program

Year Joined


Previous Companies

The National Ballet of Canada 2009-2010
Canada’s Ballet Jorgen 2012-2013
The National Ballet of Canada 2014-2022

Favorite Roles

Tall Woman (The Alaskan Rag) from Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations
Crystal Pite’s Angels Atlas
George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante

Favorite Ballets

George Balanchine’s Serenade
James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons
Jiří Kylián’s Bella Figura

A Defining Moment

Making a full recovery and returning to the stage after suffering severe injuries in a car accident early in my professional career.
Overcoming such a challenge physically and emotionally, taught me invaluable perseverance and gave me a sense of immense gratitude that I always carry with me into the studio and on to the stage.


Neal Burks