McKenna Collins / by William Smith

McKenna began her dance training with Virginia Davis and continued on with Madison Ballet, being named their first and youngest apprentice ballerina. Returning to the professional ballet world in the fall of 2015, McKenna has been a full time student at UW Madison for the last year, training under the guidance of renowned artist and choreographer, Marlene Skog.

Over the course of her training, McKenna has been accepted to and trained with prestigious professional ballet companies, including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Theatre and most recently Miami City Ballet.  She has graced the screen as a feature dancer in a country music video and appeared on the LIVE telecast of Miss Wisconsin Teen USA, placing first runner up. As a young entrepreneur, McKenna endeavored into the world of corporate America and has continued to grow her own small business, MyBella Birthday, into a successful company. She is honored to return to the stage as a company member of Madison Ballet.