Central Illinois Ballet Company Members
Central Illinois Ballet
Kaylie Bullock has had the honor of dancing with CIB since the professional company’s inaugural season. She received her early training at Kansas Dance Academy under the direction of Diane Gans. As a student she had the honor of being named a recipient of the Koch Cultural Trust. Ms. Bullock attended the School of Classical and Contemporary Dance at Texas Christian University on scholarship, graduating with honors. Upon graduation she enjoyed seasons with Ad Deum Dance Company, Storling Dance Theater, and Common Thread Contemporary. Ms. Bullock has had the privilege of debuting roles in many of Central Illinois Ballet’s original works. The creation of characters has become near and dear to her heart under Rebekah von Rathonyi’s mentorship. Some of her favorite featured roles include Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Cinderella as the title role, the Sugarplum Fairy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, both Christine and La Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera, Lucy, Van Helsing, and Renfield in Dracula, Black swan pas de deux, Myrtle in Gatsby and Edith Frank in Anne Frank. Ms. Bullock also teaches for CIB’s affiliated school and has choreographed several works for the company. Recently she had the privilege of representing CIB as a guest teacher in studios across the Midwest and South. She is thrilled to be in her seventh season with Central Illinois Ballet.