Douglas Horne danced professionally after studying on full scholarship with American Ballet Theatre (New York), Miami City Ballet (Miami, Florida) and Studio Maestro (New York).
In June 2010 he was Bronze medal winner in the World Ballet Competition; and a finalist in The New York International Ballet 2009 competition. Additionally, he was semi-finalist in the renowned International Ballet Competition in Varna (Bulgaria) and won Gold in the senior classical division of the Youth America Grand Prix semifinals in Torrington, Connecticut where he was among the top twelve dancers in the senior contemporary division. In 2007 he won the Gold medal in the senior division of the Youth Dance Festival of New Jersey.
Mr. Horne danced leading roles from 2009 to 2013 with Orlando Ballet in *Cinderella,* *Le Corsaire* and *Esmerelda* (pas de deux), *Don Quixote*, *A Midsummer Night’s Dream* and *The Nutcracker*. He also originated several soloist and principal roles in contemporary works. He appeared in a featured role in the Orlando Philharmonic’s 2012 production of *Carousel*.
Mr. Horne teaches ballet technique, men’s classes, and partnering at numerous schools in the Orlando area. In his spare time, he performs as the guitarist and lead vocalist of Orlando based funk band Raspberry Pie.