John Mingle IV


John Mingle, IV is originally from South Texas where he began his ballet training at the age of six with the Corpus Christi Ballet. John later trained on scholarship with the San Francisco Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, and Ballet Frontier of Texas. John earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University where he danced the role of Waltz Man in George Balanchine’s Serenade at the opening of the renowned Winspear Opera House. Prior to joining Alabama Ballet, he danced professionally with the Cincinnati Ballet and Dayton Ballet. Since joining, John has been seen in principal roles such as Basilio and Espada in Don Quixote, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, Franz in Coppelia, Cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Bossy Stepsister in Cinderella, Play With Fire in Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, Von Rothbart in Swan Lake, Big Boss Man in Blue Suede Shoes, Madge and Gurn in La Sylphide, and Allegro in Western Symphony. In addition to his dance career, John shares his love of dance by teaching students across the southeast and owns a vintage furniture business befittingly named Mod Mingle. 

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