Brik

Middlekauff

Ballet

Brik was born and raised in Fair Oaks, California and trained at Deane Dance Center under the direction of Barbara Crockett. During her training, she was fortunate to work with teachers trained in various methods of technique, which helped her adapt easily at Summer Intensives and throughout her career. 

 

From the age of 5, Brik performed children’s roles in The Sacramento Ballet’s productions and became a Company Trainee while in High School. At the age of 17, Brik was offered an Apprenticeship with The Sacramento Ballet and eventually a company contract where she performed for 7 years professionally. While in the Sacramento Ballet, the company toured to Beijing and Shanghai, China where she performed Ron Cunningham’s ‘Etosha’ and George Balanchine’s ‘Western Symphony’ and ‘Concerto Barocco.’  Being a member of The Sacramento Ballet, under the direction of Ron and Carinne Cunningham, allowed Brik the great honor of dancing a diverse repertory filled with many Balanchine ballets and works by Ron Cunningham, Twyla Tharp, Trey McIntyre, Lila York, Matthew Neenan, and Darrell Grand Moultrie. 

 

In 2011, Brik relocated to San Diego, where she began teaching and joined the California Ballet Company in 2013. She performed many roles with the company including Myrtha in ‘Giselle,’ Jordan in Septime Weber’s ‘The Great Gatsby,’ and Big Swan in ‘Swan Lake.’ While still performing, Brik was asked to return to The Sacramento Ballet to act as Ballet Mistress. She would return to Sacramento, numerous times a year, to assist in the production of works by Ron Cunningham, Jodie Gates, Ma Cong, Septime Webre, KT Nelson, Robert Kelly, Molly Lynch, Melissa Barak, and Parrish Maynard. 

 

After the birth of her daughter, Helena, in July of 2018, Brik became full time Ballet Master with the California Ballet Company under the direction of Jared Nelson. She greatly enjoys the varied nuances of refining choreography and seeing the audiences experience the final product on stage. 

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