Joined Ballet Arizona: 2023
Training: Ballet School for the Opera House, Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet, Westside School of Ballet, School of American Ballet
Renée Spaltenstein was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. At the age of four, Renée entered into the Ballet School for the Opera House in Zurich, under the direction and mentorship of Doris Catana Beriozoff. She was trained in the Royal Academy of Dance and Vaganova style. Renée was selected to dance in multiple roles in the school’s performances and as one of the six girls to dance with the Zurich Ballet in Heinz Spoerli’s The Nutcracker in the 2011/12 season.
In 2014, Renée moved with her family to Santa Monica, California, and started to train at Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet. Then, in 2017, Renée moved on to Westside School of Ballet where she first was introduced to the Balanchine style. In 2019, she was invited to join the School of American Ballet’s year-round program, where she was able to further her studies in the Balanchine style and graduated in June 2023, with a leading role in the school’s workshop performance. She joined the Company for the 2023-24 season.