Originally from Canada, Katherine started her dance training at age 15 at The Scottsdale School of Ballet in Arizona. Katherine then moved back to Canada and continued her training at the International School of Ballet, where she had the opportunity to perform soloist roles such as Lead Marzipan, Columbine Doll, Snow Soloist, and Flower Soloist in The Nutcracker. In 2015, Katherine was accepted into the The School of Alberta Ballet Summer Intensive, where she was then invited to attend their year-round Professional Division training program. In 2016, she was accepted into Victoria Academy of Ballet Post-Secondary Bridge Program, a two-year post graduate diploma program in Victoria, BC, Canada. During her two years at VAB, Katherine had the opportunity to work with various guest teachers and choreographers, including Jorden Morris, Artistic Director of Citie Ballet in Edmonton, Canada, as well as John Alleyne, former Artistic Director of Ballet BC, and Christopher Anderson, Associate Artistic Director of Alberta Ballet. Katherine participated in many dance galas and festivals while training at VAB, including an ensemble piece chosen for the YAGP Seattle semi-finals, where she was part of the group winning first place as well as Outstanding School Award. In May 2018, Katherine was chosen as one of eight dancers to rehearse and perform alongside professional dancers of Ballet Kelowna in John Alleyne’s original ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire. Katherine graduated the two-year bridge program at VAB in May 2018 alongside five of her fellow classmates. This is her first season with Ballet Fantastique.
British Columbia, Canada