Ballet Brazos Lead Dancer: Dew Drop Fairy
Raimie West spent the first few years of her life in Houston. She began dance classes at the Cypress Academy of Performing Arts at the age of 4. Raimie tried all genres of dance and danced very casually until, at the age of 12, she fell in love with ballet. She began to study ballet intently at Suzanne's School of Dance in College Station, taking every ballet class available to her. She has attended numerous workshops and intensives including Ballet Austin and Ballet Magnificat. She has been a member of Ballet Brazos since its inaugural season of the Nutcracker in 2012. Raimie has performed the roles of soldier, party girl, angel, snowflake, rosebud, and marzipan. She has also performed in Peter and the Wolf with the Brazos Valley Symphony Children's Concert, La Bayadere, and Carnival of the Animals. Raimie spent her 2015 summer in Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's Summer Intensive. Her dream is to dance professionally for a ballet company after high school.