Born in Georgetown, South Carolina, Bailey Moon began his dance training at the age of 8 with Ilka Doubek and continued with Liza Mata. During that time, he garnered several awards and medals at various competitions including Youth America Grand Prix. Moon continued his education and dance studies at Walnut Hill School for the Arts under the direction of former American Ballet Theater principal dancer, Michael Owen. While at Walnut Hill, Moon originated roles in contemporary and ballet works by Samuel Kurkjian, Kathleen Kozul, and Megan McCool. His choreography has premiered in Boston, MA and New York, NY as well as receiving recognition at the American Ballet Competition. Moon is currently attending New York University pursuing a double major in dance and journalism. Outside of dance, he was awarded the 2011 Young Philanthropist Award for his work with AIDS Walk Boston, as well as the 2011 Hester B. Davies Citizenship Award for his contributions to the Walnut Hill community. His editorials have also been featured in newspapers across South Carolina.
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