Chyrstyn Fentroy

Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Boston Ballet (2017-present)

Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she trained with her mother Ruth Fentroy until the age of 17. She then moved to New York City after being offered a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School trainee program. During her first year there, she was asked to join the Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company with which she danced several principal roles in works such as Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Variations and Davis Robertson’s UnEquilibrium. Ms. Fentroy competed in the Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York in 2010 and 2011, where she was then asked to compete in the Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition. She has also had her contemporary choreography recognized in other competitions.

Fentroy joined Boston Ballet in 2017; she was promoted to the rank of second soloist in 2018 and soloist in 2019.

Sources:

Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem Returns to Denver (page no longer active)
Chyrstyn Fentroy, Boston Ballet

See also:

Dance Up Close to The Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Dance Enthusiast
Dance Theatre of Harlem – Divertimento, When Love, Change, Coming Together – New York, Dance Tabs
Dance Theatre of Harlem – 45th Anniversary Season at Lincoln Center – New York, Dance Tabs
Dance Theatre of Harlem at Auditorium Theatre Review- Strong Ballet, Messages Stronger Still, Picture This Post
Upping the Odds for Black Ballet Dancers, Dance Magazine
Chrystyn [sic] Fentroy, Dancing Around
Dance Theatre of Harlem: The Legacy of Black Ballerinas, Critical Dance
A Lark Ascends, Dance Beat

Video link:

Dancer Interview: Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Chrystyn [sic] Fentroy, Youtube

Social media:

Instagram @chyrstynmariah

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