Kylee Kitchens

PNB Soloist

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Kylee Kitchens © Angela Sterling

Kylee Kitchens is from Laguna Hills, California. She trained at Westside Ballet Academy, where she studied with Yvonne Mounsey and Rosemary Valaire, and on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000 and was promoted to soloist in 2012.

Ms. Kitchens danced in the BBC's 1999 film version of PNB's production of George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, filmed at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London. In 2005, she performed Marius Petipa's Paquita as a guest artist with Los Angeles Ballet.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine's Agon, Apollo, Coppélia (Prayer), Divertimento No. 15, Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena, Titania), and Serenade; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Moyna); Val Caniparoli’s The Seasons; Merce Cunningham's Inlets 2; David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin; Ulysses Dove's Vespers, and Serious Pleasures; Nacho Duato’s Jardí Tancat; Paul Gibson's The Piano Dance and Sense of Doubt; Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort and Sechs Tänze (Six Dances); Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Cylindrical Shadows; Mark Morris' A Garden and Pacific; Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun and Fancy Free; Kent Stowell's Cinderella (Godmother), Firebird, Nutcracker (Clara, Flora, Peacock), Quaternary, and Silver Lining; Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room and Opus 111; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia. In 2003, Lynne Taylor-Corbett re-choreographed the second movement of Mercury for Ms. Kitchens.

Originated leading role in Kiyon Gaines' M-Pulse.

Featured Roles

George Balanchine's, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Concerto Barocco, Diamonds, and La Valse; Trisha Brown's Spanish Dance; William Forsythe's Artifact II; Ronald Hynd's The Sleeping Beauty (White Cat); Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries; Marius Petipa's Paquita; Kent Stowell's Carmina Burana, Cinderella, Swan Lake, and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet; and Christopher Wheeldon's Carousel (A Dance).

Originated featured role in Christopher Stowell's Quick Time.

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