Nicholas Cowden

Studio Company Dancers

Born in Burbank, California, Nicholas Cowden began his ballet training at the age of nine at Virginia Ballet Company under the direction of Tish Cordova. He continued his training at Southold Dance Theatre in South Bend, Indiana studying with Erica Fischbach and JoAnn Barkes. Cowden competed in the Youth America Grand Prix both regionally and in New York City for several years and received a full scholarship to attend The HARID Conservatory Summer Intensive in 2013. The following year, after attending the American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive, Cowden was accepted into the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School at American Ballet Theatre. While at JKO Cowden studied under Franco DeVita, Raymond Lukens, Martine Van Hamel and Julie Kent. In 2016 Cowden joined The Washington Ballet Trainee Program under the continued tutelage of Artistic Director Julie Kent, Head of School Xiomara Reyes and Rinat Imaev. Cowden was promoted to the Washington Ballet Studio Company for the 2018.19 season.

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