Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Preschhool and Musical Theatre
Fiona Connolly Fiona grew up dancing in Ohio at the Ballet Theatre of Toledo under the tutelage of Royal Ballet School graduate and English National Ballet principal dancer, Nigel Burgoine. She trained at Cincinnati Ballet in 2016, before joining Butler University’s prestigious collegiate ballet program. At Butler, Fiona trained in a wide variety of dance styles including Vaganova method ballet, Paul Taylor and Horton Modern techniques, Lynn Simonson and Fosse jazz, West African dance, Character, and musical theatre. She danced in numerous original works choreographed by the faculty as well as classical ballets such as “The Nutcracker,” “Giselle,” “La Bayadere,” and “The Sleeping Beauty.” In the summer of 2018, she toured with the Butler Ballet Ensemble in Poland, the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, and Austria. Also during her time in Butler’s dance program, Fiona learned the art of costume design and construction. Fiona graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Dance in May 2020 with a Bachelors of Science in Dance Arts Administration and a minor in English Literature. She joined New England Ballet Theatre as a Company Artist in 2020 and also works for the company as the Development Manager and Director of Costume Design and Construction.