Elizabeth Powell (© Chris Hardy)
Named apprentice in 2011. Joined in 2012.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Powell trained at Boston Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School prior to being named an apprentice in 2011. She joined the Company in 2012.
Powell has performed featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (solo Wili and pas de cinq) and Nutcracker (Ballerina Doll, French, and Spanish); Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st and 3rd movement demi-soloist) and Symphony in C (demi-soloist, 4th movement and finale); Cranko’s Onegin (Friends); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Stepsister Edwina) and Within the Golden Hour. She created an ensemble role in McGregor’s Borderlands and corps de ballet roles in Tomasson’s Caprice and Scarlett’s Hummingbird (in which she also danced a soloist role).
Her repertory also includes Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, 7 for Eight, Criss-Cross, and The Fifth Season; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Balanchine’s Agon, The Four Temperaments, Scotch Symphony, and Symphony in Three Movements; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; MacMillan’s Concerto (corps in pas de deux excerpt); Makarova’s (after Petipa) “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère, Act II; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (Hungarian); Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and Firebird (Friends); Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux (Hen), From Foreign Lands (Italian, Polish, and Hungarian), and Shostakovich Trilogy (Piano Concerto #1); and Robbins’ Glass Pieces.
Powell performed Kobborg’s Les Lutins at Despertares Gala, Mexico City, Mexico, in August 2014. In 2013, she danced the role of Juliet in a pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet at the Florida Classical Ballet Gala.