Joined KCB in 2014

Dillon Malinski began his training at age 10 with the Alexandra School of Ballet in St. Louis, Mo. Under the artistic guidance of School Director, Alexandra Zaharias, he was able to perform a wide variety of classical and contemporary roles before graduating. His roles include works created by noted choreographers such as Marek Cholewa, Lynn Wiltshire, Paula Weber, and Kennet Oberly. After graduating, Dillon was invited to attend the Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy as a member of Houston Ballet II, for the 2011-13 seasons. During his time in Houston Ballet II he performed many works by internationally acclaimed choreographers such as Stanton Welch, Yannick Boquin, Carlos Dos Santos, Garret Smith, and Ilya Kozedeyev. Mr. Malinski was also able to tour both nationally and internationally with Houston Ballet II, performing at the Gala of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne, and to Ottowa, Canada with the Houston Ballet to perform in Stanton Welch’s Marie. In 2013, Mr. Malinski accepted an apprenticeship with the Orlando Ballet where, among many things, he was given opportunities to perform soloist roles such as the Huntsman in Chiaki Yakusawa’s Snow White, and as Mercutio in Robert Hill’s re-staging of Romeo and Juliet. Since joining Kansas City Ballet, Mr. Malinski has performed roles such as Demetrius in Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benno in Devon Carney’s Swan Lake, Blue Bird in Mr. Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty, as well as creating roles in Mr. Carney’s new production of The Nutcracker. Other choreographers that Mr. Malinski has worked with at Kansas City Ballet include, Helen Pickett, Kelly Ann Sloan, Yuri Possokhov, Septime Webre, and Yuri Yanowski.

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