Rochester, New York
Joined Ballet Arizona: 2017
Training: Draper Center for Dance Education, Indiana University
Colleen Hoopes grew up in Rochester, New York. She began her professional ballet training at the Draper Center for Dance Education under Jamey Leverett, Beth Bartholomew, and Fidel Orillo Puga. She attended Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music on scholarship, and had the privilege of studying under Violette Verdy, Christian Claessens, Shawn Stevens, and Michael Vernon. She graduated from Indiana University in 2017, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Ballet with an Outside Field in Political Science. She then joined the Rochester City Ballet under the direction of David Palmer. She joined Ballet Arizona in 2017 and has performed in Ib Andersen’s Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Eroica, as well as Bournonville’s Napoli and Balanchine’s Square Dance, Western Symphony, La Sonnambula, Theme and Variations, and Symphony in Three Movements.