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HOPE RATLIFF

BNT TRAINEE

Hope started dancing when she was 9 years old at Denison Dance Academy, under Mrs. Ilona Nogar. From there she moved to Wichita Falls, Texas where she danced with the Wichita Falls Youth Ballet. While at the WFYB, Hope was able to perform roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, and one of her favorites a dancer in a Chorus Line! In 2020 she moved to Salt Lake City to dance with Ballet West in their Professional Training Division. While at Ballet West she had the opportunity to dance under their amazing faculty, such as, Adam Sklute the Artistic Director of Ballet West, Evelyn Cisneros Legate the Academy Director and Christopher Sellars the Trainee Director. Also during Hope's time at Ballet West she got to dance in Ballet West's production of The Nutcracker, Pam Robinsons The Glass Slipper, a Green Girl in George Balanchines Western Symphony, a variation from Paquita and many more. Hope joined Ballet North Texas as a trainee in their 2022/23 season and is happy to be starting her second season!

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