Abigail is a locally grown dancer who studied for eleven years under the direction of the accredited Mrs. Peggie Wallis (ARAD). She has completed all twelve levels of the American Academy of Ballet's Performance Awards with Gold and Gold with Distinction. In 2013, Abigail achieved the status of an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance by completing with Merit five vocational graded examinations and seven years of intensive training. She has attended summer intensives with Ballet Magnificat! in Jackson, Mississippi and with the Royal Dance Academy in Atlanta, Georgia as well as participating in many local workshops and master classes.
As a young dancer, Abigail was given the opportunity to perform on stage in productions of Mother Goose and Sleeping Beauty. She was also featured in Oberlin Dance Company's production of The Velveteen Rabbit at the Walton Arts Center. In The Nutcracker, Abigail has starred as Arabian for the Moscow Ballet, as a toy soldier for the Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet, and as Lead Marzipan, Spanish Lead, and Snow Corps in the Northwest Arkansas Conservatory of Classical Ballet production of The Nutcracker Ballet. She became a chartered company dancer of NWA Ballet Theatre in the founding year and has since toured the state performing with the company at the Singing Men of Arkansas Christmas Concerts. As a company dancer she also danced for the 2013 Art on the Creeks Festival in addition to several other volunteer performances. Since 2007 Abigail Foster has been actively involved in training ballet students for future success both on and off the stage. She volunteered her time to Mrs. Peggie Wallis as an assistant and substitute teacher for many years, as well as teaching private ballet lessons. Today, Abigail is teaching Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) curriculum to students between the ages of four and eleven at The Conservatory. She is a sophomore attending the University of Arkansas to study Kinesiology, with the hope of becoming an Occupational Therapist in the future.
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