Jeanine Ryan

Jeanine Ryan began her ballet training with the Chico Community Ballet under Deborah Jorritsma and Catherine Sullivan-Sturgeon. During this time, she performed various roles including Titania in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet Pas de Deux.   She also performed in Kenneth Walker’s Take Me Home, God Has Kissed our Eyes, and Purgatory. At age 16, Jeanine became a company member of The Contra Costa Ballet in Walnut Creek, California under the direction of Richard Cammack and Zola Dishong, where she had the opportunity to perform as a soloist in productions including The Nutcracker, Paquita, and Balanchine’s Serenade.    Jeanine has also trained with American Ballet Theatre in New York City, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Anaheim Ballet, and The Sacramento Ballet. This fall, Jeanine will begin her 4th year as a student at UCLA and will graduate in spring 2012 with a BA in Communication Studies. This is Jeanine’s second season dancing with KWDP.