Abigail Brent

Studio Company Dancer

Abigail Brent, age 19, is from Charlottesville, Virginia, and began dancing at the age of 3 at Charlottesville Ballet Academy. She continued her dance training under the direction of Sara Clayborne, Emily Hartka, and Keith Lee, through the pre-professional program and trainee division, before joining the Charlottesville Ballet company. She spent summers training on scholarship with The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Chautauqua. In 2022, Abigail joined The Washington School of Ballet as a trainee. She enjoyed performing principal roles in repertoire from Paquita and La Bayadere, as well as performing alongside The Washington Ballet company in The Nutcracker, Theme & Variations, and Sleeping Beauty. Abigail is thrilled to join The Washington Ballet Studio Company for the 2023-24 season. 

Learn more about Abigail!

Who inspired you to dance?

So many people inspire me to dance. My teachers, the beautiful dancers in class with me, my family, nature. Everything inspired me to dance.

What activities or hobbies do you do outside of dancing?

I enjoy being in nature, reading, and learning new languages.