Born in Siberia, McKibben Needham began dancing with Dancer’s Workshop in Jackson Wyoming under Babbs Case. Mr. Needham went on to dance on full scholarship with Jeff Rogers in Ballet West Academy. During his time with BWA; he notably performed the roles of Sugarplum Cavalier, Snow Prince, Russian and Arabian, Balanchine’s Western Symphony, excerpts from Jewels, and also various roles on the Ballet West main-stage. Placing in YAGP regionals, he attended finals in New York in 2019. He is the 2018 FQ Lawson Scholarship Award recipient. In 2023, Mr. Needham completed his graduating year with American Ballet Theatre’s JKO school, while representing the school in upstate New York performing the role of Sugarplum Cavalier.