Initial PGF Award: Ballet Fellowship, 2008, Chris Hellman Dance Award
Born in Mobile, Alabama, Blaine Hoven began his training at Mobile Ballet under the direction of Winthrop Corey and Ann Duke. During his high school years, he trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts with Melissa Hayden, Warren Conover, Fanchon Cordell, Nina Danilova and Susan McKee McCollough. Hoven received American Ballet Theatre's National Training Scholarship from 1999 through 2002 and attended ABT's Summer Intensive for five summers.
Hoven joined ABT's Studio Company in September 2003 and the main Company as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2004. His repertoire with the Company includes the Standard Bearer in The Green Table, Cassio in Othello, the Bluebird, the Russian Prince and a Fairy Knight in The Sleeping Beauty,Benno, and the Neapolitan Dance inSwan Lake. The Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle, and leading roles in Baker's Dozen, C. to C. (Close to Chuck), Clear and In The Upper Room.
He created leading roles in Glow – Stop and Pretty Good Year and a featured role in From Here On Out.