Abigail Stachnik, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, began her dance training at the Young Dance Academy under the direction of Sandra Young. In December 2015, Abigail earned her BFA in Dance with Honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she performed in works choreographed by Douglas Becker, Mark Caserta, Meredith Rainey, Roni Koresh, Robert Battle, Sidra Bell, & Katie Swords. Abigail traveled to France and Belgium with the university’s “European Touring Ensemble." She attended summer intensives with the Milwaukee Ballet, Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary, Pennsylvania Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Cocodaco Dance Project, and DanceWorks Chicago. In 2016, Abigail moved to Chicago to train in the Scholarship Program at Lou Conte Dance Studio and perform as a Mezzo Company member. Abigail is an apprentice with Chicago Repertory Ballet and teaching at dance studios in the Chicago area.