Ballet West Academy Trainee: 2018
Joined Ballet West II: 2019
Joined Ballet West: 2021

Jazz Khai Bynum is from Germantown, Maryland.  She joined the Ballet West Academy as a trainee in 2018 and joined Ballet West II in 2019.  She was promoted to the main company in 2021.  Jazz trained with Maryland Youth Ballet from 2004-2014 and with Dance Theater of Harlem’s Residency Program at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC from 2004-2011.  She graduated from The Boston Conservatory in 2018 with a B.F.A in Contemporary Performance with an emphasis in Ballet, Cum Laude. Jazz also earned her Wedding and Event planning License in 2021. With Ballet West, Jazz has performed roles in Robinson-Harris and Dolkas’s Snow White, Sklute’s Giselle, Christensen’s The Nutcracker, and Stevenson’s Dracula, among others.

Follow Jazz on Instagram @theresilientballerina.

Click below to see Jazz’s roles.

2022-23 Season

  • Onegin (Cranko)
  • Rodeo (DeMille)

2021-22 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • Romeo + Juliet (Smuin)
  • Glass Pieces (Robbins)


  • Paquita (Kunikova, after Petipa) – Ballet West in the Garden, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Romeo + Juliet (Smuin) – George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center, Park City, Utah

2019-20 Season

  • Snow White (Robinson-Harris and Dolkas) The Vain Queen
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • Giselle (Sklute, after Coralli and Perrot) Wilis, Peasant Woman


  • Giselle (Sklute, after Coralli and Perrot) Wilis, Peasant Woman – The Soraya, Los Angeles, California