Autumn Kilby is originally from Kingsport, TN. She began dancing at the age of 2 with Melita Brock Warner at Studio One. By age 7 her Vaganova ballet training started with Valeria Sinyavskaya at Kingsport Ballet. She studied privately with Fernando Moraga prior to joining Theater of Ballet Arts in Bristol, VA with Jo Rosser and Mr. Moraga. In 2012 Autumn moved to Tampa, FL to train with Peter Stark at Next Generation Ballet as a trainee later moving on to Sarasota Ballet's Pre-Professional program with Pavel Fomin, Nancie Woods, and Patricia Strauss in 2015. She returned in 2016 to Next Generation Ballet's Trainee program to study with Philip Neal, until graduating in 2018.
Autumn has performed in classical, neo-classical, and Balanchine ballets that include Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Imperial Waltz, Giselle, Tarantella and Donizetti Variations.
In 2016 she was invited to perform Nocturne at Florida Youth Gala. And had the privilege to guest artist for Las Vegas Ballet Company's Swan Lake 2015 and Nutcracker 2016.
Autumn has received scholarships to:
Kirov Ballet - Washington, DC
Russian Classical Ballet - Novi, MI
Central Florida Ballet - Orlando, FL
Boston Ballet - Boston, MA
Sarasota Ballet - Sarasota, FL
Texas Ballet Theater - Fort Worth, TX
Next Generation Ballet - Tampa, FL
Pennsylvania Ballet - Philadelphia, PA
American Ballet Theatre - NYC, NY
Cincinnati Ballet - Cincinnati, OH
Louisville Ballet - Louisville, KY
Autumn is excited for this season with Tampa Ballet Theatre.