Sponsored by Robert C. Dohmen
Kristen Marshall was born in Plantation, Florida, and began her early training in Savannah, Georgia, with Madeline Walker Ballet School under Gaye Baxley. In 2014, she began her career with Atlanta Ballet, where she danced as Rosita in Helen Pickett’s Camino Real and appeared in Bruce Wells’ Snow White, John McFall’s The Nutcracker, David Bintley’s Carmina Burana, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Marius Petipa’s Paquita, and Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird. Her favorite role has been the title character in John McFall’s The Sleeping Beauty with Atlanta Ballet 2 in 2016.
In 2017, Marshall joined Milwaukee Ballet II, where she had the opportunity to perform alongside the Company in such productions as Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. In 2018, she was promoted to the Company and has since performed in Michael Pink’s Dracula and Coppélia, as well as contemporary works by Nicole Teague-Howell, Timothy O’Donnell, Enrico Morelli, and Kenneth Tindall. She has also performed in classical works like Pas de Quatre, Raymonda, and as the lead role in Michael Pink’s Aubade.