Nikita Boris was born in River Edge, New Jersey. She began her ballet training at the Irine Fokine School of Ballet, and Petrov Ballet School. Nikita continued her studies at the Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory of New York. In 2016, she had the opportunity to attend the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. She participated in the Vaganova Prix, received the Artistry Award, and performed in the winner’s gala at the Mariinsky Theatre. Throughout her years in school, Boris traveled internationally for competitions. She has been awarded gold and silver medals, as well as the Grand Prix at Concorso di Danza Internazionale “Citta di Spoleto” Italy in 2016, and at VKIBC in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2017. Nikita has danced as a guest artist at the Ecuador Dance Congress in Quito, the Tanzolymp Anniversary Dance Gala in Berlin, the Ballet Beyond Borders Gala in Los Angeles, and the 23rd International Baltic Ballet Festival in Riga. Nikita joined Boston Ballet II in 2018, where she performed works by choreographers including George Balanchine, Sir Frederick Ashton, Mikko Nissinen, Bruce Wood, and Samuel Kirkjian. She spent the 2019-2020 Season with New York Dance Project, where she performed as a soloist in the revival of Alberto Alonso’s “Carmen Suite”, and in works by Janice Rosario, Tyler Gilstrap, and Davis Robertson. She is thrilled to be joining Cincinnati Ballet for the upcoming season.
Watch how Cincinnati Ballet dancers are filling their days during quarantine. They are continuing to create beautiful works for our community! Dancers: Taylor Carrasco, Joshua Stayton, Bella Ureta, Samantha Riester, Samantha Griffin, Arcadian Broad, Matthew Griffin, Kathleen Dahlhoff, Abbey Gonzalez Kay, Edward Gonzalez Kay, Christina LaForgia Morse, Luca De-Poli, Amanda Valentino, Michael Mengden, Marcus Romeo, […]