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Giselle MacDonald

Giselle began dancing in Virginia at BalletNova Center for Dance She spent summers training on full scholarship with American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Richmond Ballet and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell. At 16, Giselle became a trainee at The Washington  Ballet in 2015 she joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company.

  • Hometown: Arlington, VA
  • Dancing Since: Age 6
  • Seasons with Charlotte Ballet II: 1
  • Favorite choreographer: I have so many favorites! They include Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Dwight Rhoden, Jiri Kylian and George Balanchine
  • Favorite ballet: George Balanchine’s Serenade
  • Favorite thing to do on a day off: I love going to see theater! This is a newfound love of mine that I discovered after performing in a musical theater production of The Little Mermaid last summer.
  • I dance because: There is a whole world of expressiveness in what our bodies can do that can teach us so much. The possibilities are limitless- you can be any side of human you want to be when you dance. And that teaches you that you can be whoever you want to in life too. And the most wonderful thing is that you get to share that power with an audience and maybe spark new ideas in their life.
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