Mesa Burdick has trained under the staff of The New Ballet School (formerly Ballet San Jose) since age nine. She has attended summer intensives at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Ballet San Jose. In 2015, Mesa performed company roles with Silicon Valley Ballet, including a Wili in Alicia Alonzo's Giselle and a snowflake and mouse in Karen Gabay's The Nutcracker.
Mesa Burdick joined The New Ballet Studio Company in 2016. Notably, Mesa has performed in the Season of Hope at San Jose's St. Joseph Cathedral, danced as Clara at the Cocktails and Couture event at Westfield Valley Fair and improvised at the Open Alley Gallery project at Fountain Alley in downtown San Jose. Mesa was featured in Content Magazine's coverage of The Studio Company in the 8.2 issue. In addition, she worked on set with Netflix, dancing as a snowflake for a short film. During her years of training, Mesa has worked with instructors including Le Mai Linh, Mads Eriksen, Dalia Rawson, José Manuel Carreño, and Amy Seiwert, among others. Mesa performed the third shade variation from La Bayadere in 2015, contemporary works including Dalia Rawson's Monolith in 2016, and originated the role of Clara in the debut production of The San Jose Nutcracker. She looks forward to the Studio Company's season lineup and is excited for the company's tour to New York City in spring 2017.
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