Awards: Youth America Grand Prix Youth Grand Prix Award 2008, Youth America Grand Prix gold medal 2010, USA International Ballet Competition bronze medal 2010, Youth America Grand Prix gold medal 2012, Dance Europe Outstanding Male Dancer for the 2013-2014 Season, Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” 2014
Derek Dunn began his professional career at Houston Ballet in 2012 and was promoted to soloist in 2016. During his career with Houston Ballet, Dunn had the privilege of dancing many highlighted roles, including the “Peasant Pas de Deux” in Stanton Welch’s Giselle, Ariel in David Bintley’s The Tempest, and Bluebird in Ben Stevenson’s The Sleeping Beauty. He has also performed in many neoclassical and contemporary works, including William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Artifact Suite, Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929, and Stanton Welch’s Clear. Dunn was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2014, an Outstanding Male Dancer for the 2013–2014 season in Dance Europe, and graced the cover of Pointe Magazine in October 2016. He is very excited to join Boston Ballet’s diverse company for the 2017–2018 season.