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Delaney Zieg

PRINCIPAL DANCER

Grew up in Long Beach, California; didn’t take ballet seriously until 16, when she joined South Bay Ballet under Diane Lauridsen; danced principal roles in “Coppelia,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Graduation Ball”  “Cinderella,” and “Nutcracker. “  Attended intensives on scholarship at San Francisco Ballet, ABT NYC, Complexions, and Orlando Ballet.  Personally invited by Alonzo King to take class; other master classes include Gelsey Kirkland, Ashley Wheater, Laura Alonso, Desmond Richardson, Trey McIntire, Christina Johnson, Mimmo Miccolis, Kee Juan Han.
 
Selected to perform at International Ballet Competition; Regional Dance America award recipient for professional and university scholarships. Scholarhipped trainee at The Washington Ballet for three years under Septime Webre; performed at Kennedy Center in “Giselle,” “Swan Lake,” “ Legend of Sleepy Hollow,”  “Sleeping Beauty.”  Danced lead roles in “Fluctuating Hemlines, ” “Carmen,” and “Carmen in Havana,” with Washington Opera, where David Palmer created her a solo.   Understudied  “Theme and Variations” and “Serenade.”  Final year, danced 36 of 40 “Nutcrackers” at Warner Theater.  

Joined UMB 2016.  Featured roles include Arabian and Dew Drop in “ Nutcracker” and Bright Eyes in  “Legend of Timpanogos.”  Performed works by Balanchine, Heather Gray, Alan Hineline; guested for Eva Stone and Kenneth Walker Dance Project