Born - Louisville, Kentucky
Training - Butler University, Interlochen Arts Academy, Louisville Ballet School
Previous Companies - Louisville Ballet, Nashville Ballet
Joined - 2007, promoted to Junior Principal in 2015
Favorite Quote - "Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem
Favorite ballet or role - Monotones II - I love every part of this ballet, from the movement to the music to the partnering. It is always challenging, no matter how many times I revisit it or who I am dancing with. But there is an overlying sense of peace, tranquility, and otherworldliness that makes this ballet special.
Favorite costume - Purple dress from There Where She Loved - While this costume, designed by Holly Hynes, is fairly simple, the details are lovely. It has flattering lines and a silk skirt that moves beautifully. Most of all, it fits me perfectly, letting me focus on dancing while still making me feel beautiful.
A fun fact about you and/or an award - I have performed George Balanchine’s Serenade with every professional company I have ever danced with. While it has always been one of my favorites, it means that much more that it spans my entire career.
Lead and featured roles include Ashton’s Enigma Variations, A Wedding Bouquet, Les Patineurs, Illuminations, Jazz Calendar, Birthday Offering, Monotones II, The Dream; Balanchine’s Emeralds, Rubies, Prodigal Son, Serenade; Bintley's 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café; Fokine’s Les Sylphides, Petrushka; Graziano’s Symphony of Sorrows, Shostakovich Suite, En las Calles de Murcia, In a State of Weightlessness; MacMillan’s Concerto; Nijinsky’s L’Après-midi d’un Faune; Nureyev’s Raymonda Act III; Taylor's Airs; Tuckett’s Lux Aeterna, The Secret Garden; Tudor’s Continuo, Gala Performance, The Leaves are Fading; Wheeldon’s The American, There Where She Loved; Wright’s Giselle.