Artistic Director: Pat George Mitchell Executive Director: Courtney Armstrong

Colby Johnston

Raised in Kilgore, Texas, Colby Johnston began studying ballet at the age of seven at the Studio of Creative Arts under the direction of Pat George Mitchell. As a Senior Company member with LBT, Colby performed lead roles in ballets such as Swan Lake, Serenade, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Who Cares?, and Peter Pan, and attended summer intensive with Miami City Ballet, Alonzo King’s Lines Contemporary Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet X and BODYTRAFFIC. Colby recently graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), under the direction of Susan Jaffe, with a BFA in contemporary dance. While in school, she performed works by esteemed choreographers such as Doug Varone, Lucinda Childs, Martha Graham, Juel D. Lane and Kira Blazek Ziaii. Colby also served as Captain of the Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers for two years.

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