Basia Rhoden

Fresno, California

Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2022

Basia Rhoden was born and raised in Fresno, California. During her youth, she participated in competitive ballet, jazz, and contemporary. At age 14, she decided to narrow her focus to ballet, moving to Arizona to attend Master Ballet Academy, run by Slawomir and Irena Wozniak.

During her two years at Master Ballet Academy, Rhoden attended many national and international competitions. She was the bronze medalist for senior females at the YAGP NY Finals in 2018, a finalist at Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition 2018, and the silver medalist for senior contemporary at ADC IBC 2018. Rhoden was also chosen to be the only US female Pre-Select representative at Prix De Lausanne 2019, where she was selected for a scholarship by Patrick Armand to join the San Francisco Ballet School.

Rhoden spent her first year in the San Francisco Ballet School at its top level, then was advanced to the Trainee Program for the following two years. As a trainee, she performed choreographic works by Dana Genshaft, Victor Plotnikov, and Davide Occipinti. During that time, she also rehearsed and danced Corps de Ballet roles with the SFB Company, such as in Helgi Tomasson’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake; Yuri Possokhov and Tomasson’s Don Quixote; Ulrik Bournonville’s La Sylphide; and George Balanchine’s Symphony in C.