Kylee Kitchens

PNB Soloist

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’s Night’s Dream (Titania, Helena), 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 Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, Serious Pleasures and Vespers; Nacho Duato’s Jardí Tancat; Kiyon Gaines’ Sum Stravinsky; Paul Gibson’s Sense of Doubt and The Piano Dance; Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land, Petite Mort, and Sechs Tänze (Six Dances); Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Rosaline); Mark Morris’ A Garden, Kammermusik No. 3, and Pacific; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Cylindrical Shadows; Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun and Fancy Free; Kent Stowell’s Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Firebird, Nutcracker (Clara, Flora, Peacock), Quaternary, Silver Lining, and Swan Lake (Pas de trois, Persian Dance); Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling, In the Upper Room, and Opus 111; and Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux and Polyphonia. In 2003, Lynne Taylor-Corbett re-choreographed the second movement of Mercury for Ms. Kitchens.

Originated leading role in Margaret Mullin’s Lost in Light.

Featured Roles

George Balanchine’s Apollo, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, 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 and Cinderella, and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance).

Photos of Kylee Kitchens

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