Faculty

Jakob Pringle

Jakob Pringle

Jakob Pringle grew up in Carmel, Indiana, and studied at the Central Indiana Academy of Dance. His training includes studying under Jeff Rogers and Peter Christie as a trainee with Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah, and numerous summer intensives across the US including Cincinnati Ballet, The Rock School of Dance, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and Ballet West.

He placed 2nd in the Semi-Finals of YAGP in 2012 and competed in the Finals in New York City where he performed in the Grand Défilé for the YAGP Closing Night Gala at Lincoln Center.

Jakob has been honored to be a guest artist with North Star Ballet in Fairbanks, Alaska, New American Youth Ballet in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Queen City Ballet in Helena, Montana, and St. George Ballet Company in St. George, Utah for their productions of The Nutcracker. He performed the role of Waltz Boy, set on him by Zippora Karz, in Utah Ballet’s production of Serenade. He has performed with Ballet West in their productions of Aladdin, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty.

In 2015, Jakob had the honor of performing the role of Death in Edward Stierle's Lacrymosa with Fort Wayne Ballet. This production was set on the company by Kim Sagami of the Arpino Joffrey Foundation. Additionally, he performed in Chicago with the premiere of “The Day of The Gypsy”. This full-length story ballet featured the live music of the John Jorgenson Quintet.

Jakob is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. He is certified to teach the Progressive Ballet Technique to better facilitate his pursuit of dance education.