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Jocelyn Green

Bio_Body_Green_222x800Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, this is Jocelyn Green’s fifth season with Dayton Ballet. She trained under Donna Patzius-Hill and attended summer intensives on scholarship with Atlanta Ballet, Ballet West, and American Ballet Theatre. Jocelyn continued her studies at SUNY Purchase College, Conservatory of Dance, where a highlight was performing George Balanchine's Serenade at Jacob’s Pillow dance festival. Jocelyn spent two seasons with Nashville Ballet’s second company and enjoyed dancing in many outreach performances as well as in main stage productions. This past summer, Jocelyn was one of sixteen dancers from across the country chosen to participate in the National Choreographers Initiative in Irvine, California, where she enjoyed working with choreographers Mariana Oliveira and Kevin Jenkins. Some of Jocelyn’s favorite roles with Dayton Ballet have included Juliet in Septime Webre’s Romeo and Juliet, Myrtle in Ron Cunningham’s The Great Gatsby, Sugar Plum Fairy and Arabian in Karen Russo Burke’s The Nutcracker, and Lilith in Burke’s Dracula: Bloodlines. She has also enjoyed dancing in many contemporary works by choreographers including Gina Patterson, Amy Seiwert, Stephen Mills, Jessica Lang, and Jiří Kylián. 

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