Bridget graduated from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance with a B.F.A in Dance Performance. She has performed Serenade by George Balanchine at Jacob’s Pillow, works by Nacho Duato in Madrid, Spain and in New York City’s APAP Festival.
Originally from Oak Park, California, Bridget trained at California Dance Theatre where she performed several leading roles with Pacific Festival Ballet. Bridget continued her studies at various summer dance programs including San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, State Street Ballet and Martha Graham Dance School. She danced with Ballet Nebraska in Omaha where she performed in productions including Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Momentum and Poseidon. Bridget also performed with Opera Omaha in their production of Cinderella. This is Bridgets second season with San Diego Ballet.
More About Bridget…
Who influenced you most to become the dancer you are today?
My teacher Stanley Holden. His love for ballet was contagious. You couldn’t help but smile in his class.
What was the funniest episode(s) you’ve experienced in your career?
Once when I was in high school the fog machine leaked onto the stage during the snow scene from the nutcracker, but no one could see it because the fog was covering the floor. About 8 girls fell immediately. Snow really did fall that day.
Who would you most like to share the stage with (living or dead)? Why?
Sylvie Guillem, I love the way she moves, it’s almost as if she’s a beautiful creature rather than a human.
What goes through your mind just before you perform?
“Don’t forget to breathe.”
What do you like/admire most about San Diego Ballet?
I love the rep. There’s a little bit of everything.
Bridget Carpenter’s appearance during the 2016-2017 San Diego Ballet season is sponsored in part by :
- Katherine Logue