Company Member since 2002
Dawnell is a Michigan native now in her twelfth season with the Grand Rapids Ballet. Dawnell was trained under her mother, Dawn Greene. She also studied at Chicago Ballet School, Cleveland Ballet School and Milwaukee Ballet School on scholarship. Dawnell previously danced with Tulsa Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Dayton Ballet, and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre of Detroit before joining the Grand Rapids ballet in 2002. Her repertoire includes many leading roles from the classics to contemporary master pieces. Dawnell has had the opportunity to work with esteemed choreographers and teachers such as Nils Christe, Frederick Franklin, Kirk Peterson, Val Caniporoli, Suzanne Farrell, and Raymond Lukens to name a few. While dancing with the Grand Rapids Ballet, Dawnell has had the opportunity to perform in concert with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and the John Jorgenson Quintet.
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