Joined Sacramento Ballet as apprentice:
Promoted to Company:
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, BalletMet
Born in San Francisco, California, Dominique Wendt began dancing at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre under the direction of Zola Dishong and Richard Cammack. At the age of thirteen, she continued her training at the San Francisco Ballet School, where she performed ballets such as Tarantella, Helgi Tomasson’s Ballet D’Isoline, and George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, and with the main company in their production of The Nutcracker. Dominique spent one year as a trainee with BalletMet, where she performed lead roles in Paquita and Etudes as well as with the professional company in productions of The Nutcracker, The Great Gatsby, and Cinderella. Additionally, she spent two years in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program, in which she performed in La Sylphide, Etudes, and George Balanchine’s Serenade (Waltz Girl), as well as with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in their productions of The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Alice in Wonderland, and Romeo and Juliet. Since joining Sacramento Ballet, Dominique has performed in Amy Seiwert’s The Nutcracker; Ron Cunningham’s The Nutcracker, Carmina Burana, Bolero, and Giselle, and George Balanchine’s Serenade, Donizetti Variations, and Theme and Variations.
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