Blair Bagley

New Dancer | West Bloomfield, Michigan | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2020

Blair Bagley began her training in Walled Lake, Michigan with Amy Pronovost. In 2007, she attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Bagley has also trained with Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet and the School of American Ballet. 

Bagley spent one year as a member of the Orlando Ballet Second Company. In 2012, she was promoted to an apprentice with the company. This season will mark her eighth year as a company member. 

Touchet will never forget her 19th birthday. That was the day Victoria Morgan came to Pacific Northwest Ballet, to audition Touchet’s professional division. “Directors from everywhere auditioned us, but nobody ever picked me,” she says. “I remember thinking she wouldn’t like me anyway, so I told myself to just have fun, and after it was over, she said, ‘I’d like to talk to Janessa’.” Crossed wires with communicating Touchet’s acceptance of Morgan’s apprenticeship offer led to a planned spot with Memphis Ballet, but Morgan called one last time and Touchet was able to come to Cincinnati Ballet instead. “It was meant to be here. I started as an Apprentice and moved all the way through the ranks. I had always had my heart and mind set on Cincinnati Ballet.”

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