Position: Former Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet
Years active at YAGP: 2017 – 2018
Dusty Button trained at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, and at London’s Royal Ballet School, from which she graduated with honors. In 2006, Ms. Button was awarded the bronze medal at the Youth America Grand Prix. After performing many principal roles as a company member at, Ms. Button joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2008, was later invited to join Boston Ballet in 2012, and was promoted to principal dancer in 2014. Ms. Button has been a guest performer with American Ballet Theatre, Japan’s K Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Space Coast Ballet and Ballet Hawaii. She has choreographed works for Birmingham Royal Ballet, as well as for various companies and organizations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York.