After training for 11 years with Ballet Austin Academy in my hometown of Austin, Texas, I continued on to North Carolina School of the Arts. There, I trained with such teachers as Melissa Hayden, Warren Conover and Nina Danilova and performed in a variety of ballets including George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Ton Simon’s Fractal Course, The Nutcracker and my personal favorite, Intermezzo by Eliot Feld. Following this training, I danced professionally for 15 seasons with Kansas City Ballet. At KCB, I performed principle roles in George Balanchine’s Agon, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena, and Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, as well as soloist roles in Handel Trio by Alonzo King and The Dying Swan solo.


I currently teach classes at the following schools:




  • Dance Magazine (May 2013): William Whitener Stepping Down
  • KCUR (October 14, 2010): Kansas City Ballet Presents Parody of Broadway Theatrics, Russian Ballet and the Mob
  • Pointe Magazine (December 2006/January 2007): Aisling discusses and demonstrates stage makeup


  • KCMetropolis (May 4, 2013): And all that jazz
  • KCMetropolis (March 19, 2013): Midsummer welcomes spring
  • KCMetropolis (February 26, 2013): Dancers debut choreographic creativity
  • KCMetropolis (February 20, 2012): Passion and tragedy yield success
  • The Kansas City Star (February 17, 2012): KC Ballet gives ‘Romeo & Juliet’ new vitality
  • KCMetropolis (October 18, 2011): Dancing an all-American ballet
  • Kansas City infoZine (October 18, 2011): Kansas City Ballet’s “Tom Sawyer”
  • KCMetropolis (December 19, 2010): Soloists shine in perennial favorite
  • CultureMob (December 16, 2010): A Tale of Two Nutcrackers
  • The Independent (December 1, 2010): Old Wine, New Touches
  • KCMetropolis (October 17, 2010): KC Ballet season begins with a bang
  • Examiner (October 11, 2010): KC Ballet’s season opener, “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue”, highlights the company’s diverse nature
  • KCMetropolis (May 12, 2010): A vivacious finale
  • The New York Times (September 17, 2005): Tales of Love at Battery Park, Some Even True
  • Dance Magazine (2001): Heartland Salutes Stravinsky with Balanchine Kansas City Ballet





Ballet was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by Aisling