Stephen Myers, from Chesterfield, Virginia, began dance training at the age of 5, and in a few years he was competing in all genres. At 16, he decided to focus on ballet and accepted a scholarship to train at Next Generation Ballet (NGB) in Tampa, Florida, under the direction of Philip Neal and Julio Montano. While training at NGB, Stephen continued competing and became a 2017 YoungArts Winner, a Youth American Grand Prix New York finalist at Lincoln Center, and a Top 5 finalist at the 2018 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. He has since danced as a Trainee and Studio Company member with The Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago from 2018-2020. After dancing with Atlanta Ballet’s Second Company from 2020-2023, Stephen is thrilled to be joining Louisville Ballet for his first season. Favorite performances include Cinderella, Coppelia, Napoli, Beauty and the Beast, and Balanchine’s Who Cares?.