Devon Carney, newly appointed Artistic Director of Kansas City Ballet beginning with the 2013-14 season, has just finished ten years with Cincinnati Ballet as Associate Artistic Director. His early training was with the legendary Harvey Hysell of New Orleans, LA. He moved to Boston and was a Principal dancer with Boston Ballet for twelve of his twenty professional performing years. Carney has performed many leading roles in well-known classical ballets, in 20th century classical works, and in roles by cutting-edge choreographers such as Mark Morris, Maurice Béjart, and Merce Cunningham. In addition, he performed a diverse Balanchine repertoire and toured extensively with greats such as Rudolf Nureyev. At Boston Ballet, he was Ballet Master and Director of the Summer Dance Program for eight years. Carney's teaching credits include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Pittsburgh Ballet, among many others. He has choreographed for Boston Ballet, Ballet Met, Cincinnati Opera, and Cincinnati Ballet. At Cincinnati Ballet he created the original works Blue Rondo and World Citizen, just to name a few. Additionally, Carney created a full-length world premiere of Dracula and has created his versions of the great classics of Act II and IV of Swan Lake, Giselle, and Sleeping Beauty.
Ballet Program Artist Faculty • 2013