Gavin Abercrombie

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. 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; Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tulips and Lobster, Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Diamonds, Devon Carney’s Romeo & Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty, and Stanton Welch’s Play.

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