Ballet West: First Soloist (2011-present)
Katlyn Addison hails from Ontario, Canada. She danced briefly with the Houston Ballet before joining Ballet West in 2011. In 2014, she was promoted to demi-soloist. Addison is an emerging choreographer, and an original piece of hers, The Hunt, a ballet set to percussion, premiered in 2015 with Ballet West. In her spare time, she also models for Elevé Dancewear.
Addison is currently a first soloist with Ballet West. She is the third Black ballerina in history to play the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, after Lauren Anderson of Houston Ballet and Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre. She was named one of Huffington Post’s “26 Black Female Choreographers and Dancers You Should Know.”
Katlyn Addison Becomes Third Black Ballerina in American History to Dance as Sugar Plum Fairy, Atlanta Black Star
Ballet West Dancer Shines as Sugar Plum Fairy, KSL
Katlyn Addison, Ballet West
26 Black Female Choreographers And Dancers You Should Know, Huffington Post
Ballet West’s Katlyn Addison on Why She Wraps Her Toes With Hockey Tape & Other Dance Bag Essentials, Pointe Magazine