Gillian Yoder


Gillian Yoder was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Jupiter, Florida. She began her training at Paris Ballet and Dance, studying there for six years. Gillian completed her pre-professional training at Next Generation Ballet, under the direction of Philip Neal for five years, and at The Colburn School, under the direction of Jenifer Ringer and James Fayette for one year. In addition, she spent five summers studying at Pacific Northwest Ballet School. In 2021, Gillian joined Kansas City Ballet as a trainee, where she performed multiple corps de ballet roles in ballets such as George Balanchine’s Serenade, Lila York’s Celts, Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, Michael Pink’s Dracula, and Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz. Ms. Yoder spent one year as a trainee and was recently promoted to KCB II.