Joined KCB in 2015

Elysa Hotchkiss was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, and received her early training with the Lake Erie Ballet School. In 2003 she was offered a full scholarship to attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program. She then joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as a company member in 2004 and was promoted to soloist in 2011. As a dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, she enjoyed performing such roles as Gamzatti in La Bayadere, Mercedes in Don Quixote, Myrtha in Giselle, Russian Girl in Serenade, the lead in Dwight Rhoden’s Carmina Burana, Lady Capulet in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo et Juliette, the Sugar Plum Fairy in Terrence Orr’s The Nutcracker, Flora in Dracula and the principal pas de deux in Balanchine’s Agon.

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