Corey Bourbonniere, a native of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2012. Before joining the company, Corey trained with Heritage Ballet and the State Ballet of Rhode Island, as well as the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Graduate Program. They also attended summer programs at the American Academy of Dance and Texas Ballet Theater. Corey received the honor of being named one of Pointe Magazine’s Standouts of 2018 for their portrayal of Bernardo in Jerome Robbins’s West Side Story Suite. They then went on to play the same role in Francesca Zambello’s full-length West Side Story at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY. In 2022, Corey was one of 11 Black ballet dancers from around the world selected by Theresa Ruth Howard to create and perform in the world premiere of Donald Byrd’s From Other Suns, as part of The Kennedy Center’s Reframing the Narrative. Among their many PBT performances, Corey’s favorites include Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Aszure Barton’s Bright Progressions, as well as featured roles as a Stomper in Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, the Third Sailor in Jerome Robbins’s Fancy Free, and Drosselmeyer in Terrence S. Orr’s The Nutcracker.