John Mingle is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas where he began his early ballet training with the Corpus Christi Ballet under the direction of Cristina Stirling Munro. After moving to the Dallas Fort Worth area, John continued his dance studies with Texas Ballet Theater School, Ballet Center of Fort Worth and the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. He spent summers studying on full scholarship with San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet. John is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance.
While attending at SMU, John studied Classical Ballet, Jazz, and the Martha Graham Technique from world-renowned faculty members. His professional career began with Cincinnati Ballet (2012-2013), Dayton Ballet (2013-2015), and most recently with the Alabama Ballet where he is currently in his sixth season.
John has performed a multitude of principal roles such as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet,Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty, Cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Waltz Man in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle, Von Rothbart in Swan Lake, as well as dancing in works by Agnes de Mille, Jessica Lang, Amy Seiwert, Adam Hougland, Septime Webre, Arthur Mitchell, Stephen Mills, and Roger Van Fleteren. As a ballet teacher, he has focused on teaching his students an appreciation for ballet technique and artistry, along with encouraging diversity and passion for all genres of dance. His students have received special awards for artistry and technique and his choreography has won various awards, consistently placing in the Overalls. While continuing to dance professionally, providing Master Classes across the southern region, and developing his choreographic process, John strives to bring his knowledge and love of dance to every dancer with a pre-professional focus.