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VIRGINIA HENDRICKSEN

Virginia Hendricksen

Ginny joined Royal Ballet of Flanders under the artistic leadership of Kathryn Bennetts.  She performed classical, contemporary, and modern works for 12 years with the company.  Under Ms. Bennet's, Ms. Carrerio's and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's direction, she enjoyed dancing pieces by Forsythe, Kylian, Haydee, Godani, Dawson, Cherkaoui, Spuck, Balanchine, Wheeldon, Amarante, McGreggor, and others.  

During two years freelancing in Houston, she trained with Robert Underwood.  Robert greatly supported and inspired her with his out-of-the-box approach to classical ballet.

Ginny Hendricksen’s professional dancing career began at age 19 in William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. She danced in Frankfurt for two seasons in a range of contemporary and modern works, and was introduced to his improvisation technique.

Ginny trained with Midland Festival Ballet (artistic director: Judy Coleman). She then studied for 10 years under Sheryl Rowland and Mary Hayes in Kingwood Dance Theatre.  Ginny then attended Houston Ballet Academy for the last two years of study.  She also attended summer programs, such as: American Ballet Theater (NYC), Milwaukee Ballet, Houston Ballet Academy, and National Choreography Intensives.

Outside the dance studio, Virginia was part of the team behind 2018 full-length film, Girl, by director Lukas Dhont which has won numerous awards in the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and internationally.  She is married to former principal dancer Yevgeniy Kolesnyk, and they have two children together.  Ginny graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University, and in her free time she writes fiction. 

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