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 had the honor of performing various roles by renowned choreographers such as Devon Carney, Septime Webre, Helen Pickett, James Kudelka, Yuri Possokhov, Kelly Ann Sloan, and Yuri Yanowski. Some of his more notable roles include, Benno in Devon Carney’s Swan Lake, Peter in Devon Carney’s Peter Pan, Demetrius in Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dreamthe Son in James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, the Tin Man in Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, Blue Bird in Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty, as well as creating roles in Mr. Carney’s new production of The Nutcracker.