Leanna Rinaldi

Corps de Ballet

Hometown:  Frisco, Texas

Leanna Rinaldi was born in Fort Bragg, N.C. Her family moved to Nolensville, Tenn. and she began taking dance classes at the age of three. She trained at Franklin School of Performing Arts until the age of 11 when her family relocated to Frisco, Texas. She continued her training there at Chamberlain Performing Arts under the direction of Kathy Chamberlain. Throughout high school, she attended summer intensives at the School of American Ballet and Miami City Ballet School. After graduating high school and completing her second summer at MCB School, she received a scholarship to attend the year-round program in 2011. As a student, Rinaldi was given many opportunities to dance with the company and was hired as a company apprentice in 2013. She was promoted to the corps de ballet for the 2014-2015 season.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet

George Balanchine
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ballo della Regina
Bourrée Fantasque

Concerto Barocco
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
La Valse
La Source

Raymonda Variations
Swan Lake

Symphony in Three Movements

Nacho Duato
Jardí Tancat

Justin Peck
Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
West Side Story Suite

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Mercuric Tidings

Twyla Tharp
Sweet Fields

Classical Repertoire
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot