Corey Bourbonniere

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: Soloist (2012-present)

Corey Bourbonniere, a native of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2012. Before joining PBT, Corey trained with Krupp Dance Studios, Heritage Ballet, and the State Ballet of Rhode Island, as well as the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Graduate Program. They also attended summer programs at the American Academy of Dance and Texas Ballet Theater. Corey received the honor of being named one of Pointe Magazine’s Standouts of 2018 for their portrayal of Bernardo in Jerome Robbins’s West Side Story Suite. They then went on to play the same role in Francesca Zambello’s full length West Side Story at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY. In 2022, Corey was one of 11 Black ballet dancers from around the world selected by Theresa Ruth Howard to create and perform in the world premiere of Donald Byrd’s From Other Suns, as part of The Kennedy Center’s Reframing the Narrative. Among their many PBT performances, Corey’s favorites include Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Aszure Barton’s Bright Progressions, as well as featured roles as a Stomper in Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, the Third Sailor in Jerome Robbins’s Fancy Free, the Prince in The Sleeping Beauty, and Drosselmeyer in Terrence S. Orr’s The Nutcracker.


Corey Bourbonniere, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

See also:

The Standouts of 2018: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Corey Bourbonniere as Bernardo in “West Side Story Suite”, Pointe Magazine
Standout Performances of 2022, Pointe Magazine
From ballet school to professional dancer, Johnston Sunrise
Personality Test: Corey Bourbonniere, Tribune Review
Auditioning Injured: How to Navigate Summer Study Auditions When You’re On the Mend, Pointe Magazine

Social media:

Instagram @coreyb807


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