Eden Paulsgrove, 18
Second Year Trainee

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Born in Hagerstown Maryland. Eden’s adoration for dance began in 2007 at the age of three. What started out as a creative movement class for an energetic and active child soon turned into a lifetime journey. In 2011 Eden moved to Florida. Eden was homeschooled so that she could pursue her passion for classical ballet. 

In just a few short years her dancing grew as she explored into many styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre & contemporary. At the age of eleven she was officially EnPointe. Eden began competing in ballet competitions in 2018. Competing in YAGP, ADC, UBC among others. She enjoyed the feeling of being on stage and was honored in 2020 with a 2nd place finish in classical ballet for The Awakening of Flora variation at YAGP and was invited to finals. Over the years she has had many top 10 placements and blessed with scholarship opportunities from The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, UNCSA and many more that allowed her to travel to many professional schools working with amazing mentors. 

 

Eden desires to become a professional artist in the Company at United Ballet Theatre. Her love for ballet has never faltered over the years of her life. She has always taken such delight in being in the theatre and dancing on stage. Eden says ballet and music are such an anchor for her and she could not imagine this great big world without these things.  Her dream roles are to one day dance Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Odette/ Odile in Swan Lake, Gisele, Kitri in Don Quixote and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty.

Eden is a proud ambassador for Só Dança and Bun Blossoms and along with dancing she keeps a busy schedule two nights a week working towards a degree in American Sign Language to become an interpreter. She is an active member at her church and enjoys serving on the production team working on a moving camera for live-streaming services. In her free time she loves to read, draw/illustrate, & she is also a writer/poet. 

 

Eden joined United Ballet Theatre in the fall of 2021 and has loved it immensely ever since. In her first season of being with UBT she had wonderful opportunities to dance in the Nutcracker, Paquita, and La Bayadère. She is honored to be dancing alongside revolutionary guest teachers, dancers and most of all her artistic director Joseph Gatti. Eden is so excited for what will come in her future. 

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