McKhayla Pettingill

Corps de Ballet

McKhayla Pettingill

McKhayla Pettingill. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: Chandler, Arizona
Trained: Houston Ballet Academy
Joined as Corps de Ballet: 2022


Five Things to Know

  1. 1McKhayla danced at Houston Ballet from 2017 to 2022. She performed in many ballets including The Concert, Symphony in C, Swan Lake, Passion, Marie, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Divergence, Elapse and The Cage.
  3. 2McKhayla received the Houston Ballet Academy Student Award twice for excellency and, as a result, was promoted to Houston Ballet’s Corps de Ballet.
  4. 3McKhayla participated in dance festivals during her time at Houston Ballet II, including Assemblée Internationale in Toronto, Yondering 20th Anniversary Celebration in Hamburg, Germany and Cannes International Meeting of Junior Ballets in France.
  6. 4McKhayla’s other interests include travelling with her family and hiking the National Parks with her boyfriend and Husky dog, Nylah.
  7. 5She has a special love for yoga and recently received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification as a yoga instructor.


Favourite Ballets

  1. 1Manon
  2. 2Ghost Dances by Christopher Bruce
  3. 3The Concert
  4. 4Allegro Brillante
  5. 5Yondering by John Neumeier


Learn More

Ballet News+: 20 Questions With McKhayla Pettingill




Houston Ballet Academy Award Student, 2015, 2016