Mr. Colton began training with Philip Fuller in Los Angeles at the age of eight. As a student at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, he attended summer sessions on scholarship with ABT, San Francisco Ballet and the Royal Ballet.
He received a scholarship to the Post-Secondary Program of Canada’s National Ballet School, where he studied with Lindsay Fischer and where he had a brand new work choreographed on him by James Kudelka.
Mr. Colton represented NBS in an international showcase, dancing Rudi van Dantzig’s “Third Song” at the Stuttgart Ballet.
Upon graduating from the Post-Secondary Dance Program Reid joined Ballet West and performed ballets such as “Giselle”, “Sleeping Beauty”, and Balanchine’s “Stars and Stripes”.
In 2008, Mr. Colton joined The Orlando Ballet and danced roles in Fernando Bujones’ “Don Quixote”, “Bolero”, and Robert Hill’s “Le Corsaire”.
Mr. Colton was a guest artist in FVAD’s Nutcracker in 2012, performing the role of Karl and the Nutcracker Prince.