Gwendolyn Nguyen began her dance training at Artisan Ballet Company at the age of 13. In 2016, while a student at TKB Center for Ballet and Dance, she competed at the Youth American Grand Prix in Houston, TX and placed in the top 12 for contemporary. In 2018, Gwendolyn participated in Houston Ballet’s summer intensive program and attended Houston Ballet Academy during her senior year of high school in 2018/19. After graduating, Gwendolyn attended Oklahoma City Ballet’s summer intensive in 2019 on half-scholarship and was offered a traineeship. Gwendolyn was a trainee with Oklahoma City Ballet during the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. During her time there, she had many performance opportunities, including dancing alongside the company in The Nutcracker and The Little Mermaid, choreographed by Oklahoma City Ballet’s artistic director Robert Mills. She also performed in excerpts from Napoli, Swan Lake, The Firebird, and Giselle during trainee showcases and outreach performances. This is Gwendolyn’s first season with Ballet Frontier.