Brett Young

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Brett Young is dancing his fourth season with Texas Ballet Theater.  He was born in Houston, where his early training included the Houston Ballet Academy and The High School for Performing and Visual Arts.  Mr. Young received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Dance.  As a trainee with Texas Ballet Theater, Brett performed in the Pas de Trios in Glen Tetley’s Voluntaries, as well as lead roles in Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena and Ben Stevenson’s Mozart Requiem. His most recent roles are Pas de Quarte in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Gloria and Mr. Stevenson’s tribute to Liza Minelli, L.

Where are you from?
Houston, TX

When did you begin dancing?

Why did you begin dancing?
Watching movies like Mary Poppins or musicals with Gene Kelly sparked an interest in dance so my parents enrolled me in tap and jazz.

When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
2012-2013 season

What is your favorite ballet to see?
Petite Mort, Manon, Ben Stevenson’s Mozart Requiem, Voluntaries…too many

What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
Mozart Requiem and Petite Mort

What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
Well, in this Company at least, most everybody doesn’t mind helping others out.

What is your favorite movie/TV show?
The Dark Knight, Grand Budapest Hotel, Singing in the Rain, Pulp Fiction, No Country for Old Men

What’s your least favorite word?
Sin or any derivation of it

Do you enjoy teaching or choreographing?

What outdoor activities do you enjoy?
Frisbee, tossing a football around, even just walking around town or in a park

If you could drive any car, what would it be?
The Batmobile

What’s one thing you believe is necessary to be a great performer?
Imagination and commitment