South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company

Abby McDowell

Abby began her formal training at
the School of the North Carolina
Dance Theatre, now Charlotte
Ballet Academy. At age 17, Abby
became an apprentice with the
North Carolina Dance Theatre, now
Charlotte Ballet. In her years with
the North Carolina Dance Theatre,
Abby was given the opportunity
to perform George Balanchine’s
The Four Temperaments, A
Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, and
Divertimento No. 15, and Salvatore
Aiello’s The Nutcracker. After
attending the Pacific Northwest
Ballet School summer program on a South East Regional
Ballet Association scholarship, Abby was awarded full
scholarship to study in the Professional Division of Pacific
Northwest Ballet School, where she performed in the Pacific
Northwest Ballet’s productions of The Sleeping Beauty,
and Kent Stowell’s The Nutcracker. Abby went on to dance
for Atlanta Ballet as a fellowship dancer, and later received
a company position at The Georgia ballet where she
performed many soloist and principal roles. While with the
Georgia Ballet, Abby developed a passion for teaching and
had the pleasure of training students at The Georgia Ballet
School, Ballet Institute of Atlanta, and Academy of Ballet in
Norcross, GA. Abby was promoted to Soloist in 2018.