About Ballet Magnificat!
The People of Ballet Magnificat!
Abbi Jean Howard
Alpha Company Student Apprentice
Abbi Jean Howard began dancing in her hometown of Wilmington NC at the age of 3 when she enrolled in Glory Academy of Fine Arts. When her family moved in 2001, Abbi Jean continued her training at Kendra’s Academy of Dance in Fort Mill, SC. At Age 11 she was cast as Claire in the Nutcracker Twist with Palmetto Youth Dance Company under the direction of Kendra Eikenberry. After 6 years, her family relocated to Chesterfield, VA where Abbi Jean attended the School of Richmond Ballet. While at SRB she performed with Richmond Ballet’s Nutcracker & SRB Ensemble under the direction of Cecile Tuzii. At age 15 she was promoted to Pre-Professional Level. During her years in South Carolina and Virginia, Abbi Jean attended various Summer ballet intensives at North Carolina Dance Theatre, University of South Carolina, Richmond Ballet, Joffrey Ballet in New York and Ballet Magnificat!. Abbi Jean attended her high school years at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for dance under the direction of Rebecca Hodal in partnership with Richmond Ballet. In the fall of 2014, Abbi Jean joined the Trainee Program with Ballet Magnificat!. In 2016 & 2017 she traveled with the Ballet Magnificat! Events Company to Honduras and South Asia. She was then promoted to Student Apprentice in August 2017.