Joined KCB in 2018
Gavin Abercrombie was born in Acton, California, and began his ballet training at the age of 8 with the Antelope Valley Ballet. At the age of 14 he attended Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s summer intensive, where he was invited to stay year round on full scholarship. In Pittsburgh Mr. Abercrombie trained under the leadership of Marjorie Grundvig and Dennis Marshall, and was given the opportunity to perform roles such as “romantic boy” in David Lichine’s Graduation Ball, and “Golden Idol” from Petipa’s La Bayadere. After two years in Pittsburgh he attended San Francisco Ballet’s summer intensive where he trained under Patrick Armand and Parrish Maynard. Upon completion of the summer course he was invited to stay year round on full scholarship. During the two years he spent in San Francisco he was given many chances to perform in ballets such as the North American premier of Kenneth MacMillan’s Soiree Musicale, John Neumier’s Yondering, Helgi Tomasson’s Handel a Celebration, Russian in Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker, and debuted the male principal role in the world premiere of Parrish Maynard’s Symphonic. Mr. Abercrombie then moved to Kansas City and spent two years in Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company before joining the main company. While in Kansas City, he has had the opportunity to perform in many ballets including; George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Diamonds, Devon Carney’s Romeo & Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty, and Stanton Welch’s Play.