Derek Dunn, First Year Corps
Glen Burnie, Maryland
The Rock School for Dance Education
Edna Lee Dance Studio
Joined the Company
One defining moment for me happened in 2008 when I had just turned 13 years old. During that year, I began training for my first Youth American Grand Prix competition. Prior to the competition, my main focus was jazz, contemporary, and tap, along with ballet. But once I began practicing and performing the ballet variations, I realized what my true passion was. Since then, my dream was to become a professional ballet dancer in a major ballet company.
In 2012, Derek was awarded a Gold medal in the Senior Division at the Youth America Grand Prix.
In 2010, he earned a Junior Bronze medal at the USAIBC in Jackson, MI and a Junior Gold Medal at the Youth America Grand Prix.
In 2008, he earned the Youth Grand Prix Award at the Youth America Grand Prix.
Headshot by Amitava Sarkar