Miranda Dafoe grew up in Sunnyvale, CA, and started dancing at the age of 3. At age 9 she began her studies at San Francisco Ballet School under Yoira Esquivel Brito, Pascale Leroy, and Tina LeBlanc. She also trained privately with Cuban ballet legends Jorge Esquivel and Amparo Brito. After studying at San Francisco Ballet School for 8 years, Miranda moved to Houston, Texas, to train at Houston Ballet Academy on full scholarship. She then joined Kansas City Ballet for three seasons, one as a trainee and two as a member of Kansas City Ballet 2. Her repertoire with the company includes the premiere of Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Peter Pan, George Balanchine’s Diamonds, Stanton Welch’s Play, and Adam Hougland’s Rite of Spring. As part of her repertoire with KCB 2, Miranda performed principal roles in Sylvia and La Bayadère, as well as in contemporary works by Anthony Krutzkamp, Ryan Nye and Parrish Maynard. Miranda is excited to be returning to Dayton Ballet for her second season.
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