Austen Acevedo, began his training at age 9 with Sheri Metcalf, Audrianna Broad, Natasha Glos and the late Deborah Barnes. At age 10 Austen started ballet training at the Orlando Ballet under the Direction of Dierdre Miles Burger,Olivier Munoz and Kim Marsh. At age 11 Austen was a semifinalist in Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance on CBS, finalist for the production of Billie Elliot on Broadway and National Training Scholar with the American Ballet Theatre NYC. Austen has earned numerous accolades from receiving full scholarships to ABT JKO Academy in NYC, Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg Russia and winning Top Prizes at ADC/IBC, YAGP and Prix de Lausanne, in Switzerland. In 2015, Austen was the first American Youth Dancer along with Kenedy Kallas, to perform at the Mariinsky Theatre Festival in St. Petersburg Russia. Austen has performed in multiple Galas spanning the globe and in 2015 Dance Spirit Magazine named him a dancer "You Should Know". Austen's most current accomplishments. Joining Houston Ballet as an Apprentice at age 17 and promoted to Corps de Ballet at age 18.
2018- 2020 Houston Ballet, Corps de Ballet
2017 Houston Ballet, Apprentice
2017 Gala - ADC/IBC St. Petersburg FL.
2016-2017 Ellison Ballet, Professional Training Program, NYC, Full Scholarship
2016 Ballet West, Gala. "A Night of Shining Stars" A Tribute to Bruce Marks
2015 American Ballet Theatre, JKO, Full Scholarship NYC.
2015 Dance Spirit Magazine, December. "You Should Know" Austen Acevedo
2015, 2016 Gala De Danza, Cabo Mexico
2015 Lincoln Center NYC, David Koch Theater - Gala, "Stars of Today Meet Stars of Tomorrow"
2015 Youth America Grand Prix- NYC Finals - 2nd Place Senior Men **only American male dancer to medal
2015 Performance at the Mariinsky Theatre, Festival St. Peterburg Russia. 3-20-15
2015 Prix de Lausanne - Finalist & Grand Prize Winner - Full Scholarship **Only American male dancer to medal
2015 Fox News Orlando "Good Day" Journey to Switzerland
2015 Youth America Grand Prix Tampa - Senior Gold Medal in Classical and Contemporary
2015 Gala- Tampa, "Stars of Today Meet Stars of Tomorrow". YAGP
2014 Vampire's Ball by The Orlando Ballet - Choreography by Robert Hill
2014 World Ballet Competition - Pre Professional - Bronze Medal
2014 Youth American Grand Prix Tampa - Junior Grand Prix
2014 Gala- Tampa, "Stars of Today Meet Stars of Tomorrow". YAGP
2014 Youth American Grand Prix NYC Finals - Silver Medal **Only American male dancer to medal
2013-2014 American Ballet Theatre, NYC (JKO) National Training Scholar
2013 “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” Gala, YAGP Tampa FL.
2013 Orlando Ballet School – Fernando Bujones Scholarship Recipient
2013 American Ballet Theatre, NYC (JKO) National Training Scholar
2013 Orlando Ballet Academy -Trainee
2013 Youth American Grand Prix Tampa Gold Medal – Ballet & Contemporary
2012 Youth American Grand Prix Tampa Silver Medal – Ballet & Contemporary
2012 American Dance Competition Jr. Division Gold Medal Ballet & Contemporary
2012 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel” Orlando FL
2011, 2012, 2013,2014 Miami International Ballet Festival “Young International Medalists Gala”
2011 Paula Abdul’s Live To Dance on CBS – Top 18 Semi-Finals
2011 Assistant to Robert Prescott Lee, NRG Dance Project – Los Angeles
2011 Special Guest Performer – NRG Dance Project - Venetian Resort Las Vegas
2011 Billy Elliot Finalist Broadway Production and Tour
2011 Youth American Grand Prix NYC Finals Bronze Medal – Pre Competitive ** Only American male dancer to medal
2011 Youth American Grand Prix Tampa Hope Award Winner
2011 American Dance Competition ADC-IBC Grand Prize Winner