Staci Kinkead-Fox is originally from Martinsburg, WV and received her formal training from Inwood Performing Arts Company in Inwood, WV. While there she was trained in the Royal Academy style of ballet, completing all exams from Pre-Primary to Advanced, as well as, jazz, modern and Broadway tap. At the age of 14, Ms. Fox was accepted as a full scholarship student to the prestigious Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC. There she was trained in the Vaganova method under the instruction of Ludmilla Morkovina, Nikolai Morozov, Alla Sizova and Rudolph Kharatian. Ms. Fox also attended many Summer Intensive programs on full scholarship including, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The School of American Ballet and The Royal Academy of Ballet.
Upon graduation, Ms. Fox joined Colorado Ballet as an apprentice and was then invited to join as a corps de ballet member one year later. In 2003 she was promoted to a soloist. Ms. Fox’s roles with Colorado Ballet include “Myrtha” in Giselle, “Fleur de Farine” and “Diamond Fairy” in Sleeping Beauty, “Mercedes” and “Anita” in Don Quixote, “Fortune” in Carmina Burana and “The Cowgirl” in Agnes de Mille’s “Rodeo”. Ms. Fox has also danced featured roles with many contemporary choreographers including Michael Pink, Peter Pucci, Donald McKayle, Toru Shimazaki, Septime Webber and Doug Varone.
Ms. Fox retired from Colorado Ballet after the 2004 season to pursue career opportunities in veterinary medicine all the while staying true to her roots in the dance world by teaching, coaching and performance staging at many dance facilities in Colorado, West Virginia and Maryland. Ms. Fox is currently a faculty member at Classic Dance Academy in Denver Colorado where she shares her passion of classical ballet and is an Assistant Director of their Classic Dancers competition team. Many of Ms. Fox’s students, past and present, have been accepted to a variety of prestigious dance conservatories and universities across the United States and have competed in Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancers Scholarship Competition, Youth America Grand Prix and World Ballet Competition.