Grace Young

Trainee since 2017
Grand Rapids Ballet Summer Intensive 2014-16

Grace is a native of Flint, Michigan and began her training at Young People’s Ballet Theater where she studied under the direction of Denise Paavola as well as four years under Nicholas and Laura Schultz. There she danced leading roles in many works, including Swan Lake, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast. She has attended summer courses at Grand Rapids Ballet, Giordano Dance Chicago, Complextions Contemporary Ballet, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. The past four summers she has been an assistant for the Ballet Wolcott summer intensive under the direction of Jen Wiley.


Original Leading Roles
Madame de Tourvel, Dangerous Liaisons, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Original Featured Roles
Tweedle Dee, Alice in Wonderland, Brian Enos
Stepsister, Cinderella, Bruce Wells
Dear Light Along the Way to Nothingness, Robert Dekkers

Featured Roles
Memorias del Dorado, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Arabian Woman, The Nutcracker, Val Caniparoli
Light Rain, Gerald Arpino
Serenade, George Balanchine
Big Swans, Black & White: Swan Lake, Mario Radacovsky

Beethoven, Mario Radacovsky
Romeo and Juliet, Mario Radacovsky

Pacific Northwest Ballet
The Nutcracker, Kent Stowell
The Sleeping Beauty, Ronald Hynd after Marius Petipa
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George Balanchine
Giselle, Peter Boal after Petipa, Coralli, Perrot
Don Quixote, Alexei Ratmansky after Petipa, Gorsky
Swan Lake, Kent Stowell after Petipa

Pacific Northwest Ballet School
Pas de Quatre, Ballet Ruse, Peter Boal
Dark Angel, Serenade, George Balanchine
Ballet Imperial, George Balanchine
Sylvia, Kyle Davis
Demi-Soloist Butterfly, Snow White, Bruce Wells
Danse Macabre, Matthew Renko
Forbans’ and Corsaires’ Principal Couple, Le Corsaire, Petipa