Brienne Wiltsie grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and danced professionally with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s company after training in both their high school and graduate training programs. Her love of being on stage then brought Brienne to Louisville, where she enjoyed performing with Louisville Ballet for two seasons (2009-11). Her favorite performances include Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs (PBT), Val Caniparoli’s The Seasons (LB), and her all-time favorite classic, Swan Lake (PBT and LB). Brienne also loved having the opportunity to join the cast of the Nutcracker Key West in 2014 and 2016! This year marks the beginning of Brienne’s 8th year teaching in The Louisville Ballet School – she feels incredibly fortunate to work with the Pre-Professional students and the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble. Brienne re-joined Louisville Ballet in 2018.