Katherine Lawrence - Ballet West, Principal Artist

Born: Fairfield, Connecticut

Joined Ballet West: 2004
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2005
Promoted to Soloist: 2007
Promoted to Principal Artist: 2011

Training: Connecticut Dance School, followed by The Harid Conservatory where she graduated as Valedictorian in 1998.

Current Repertoire: Odette/Odile in Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced Swan Lake; George Balanchine's Chaconne, as well as "Liberty Bell" in his Stars and Stripes and Sanguinic from The Four Temperaments; "Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Snow Queen" in Willam Christensen's The Nutcracker; "The Page" in Bronislava Nijinska’s Les Biches (during Ballet West’s 2008-2009 Season and as part of the 2009 New York City Center “Fall for Dance” Festival); Sir Frederick Ashton's The Dream; the 2010 world premieres of Charlotte Boye-Christensen's Row and Megan Furse's Selcoutheries; John Butler's Carmina Burana; Jiri Kylian's Sinfonietta; Nicolo Fonte's Bolero; and in the 2011 world premieres of Christopher Ruud's Trapped, Tom Mattingly's Fall Into Loving Arms, Emily Adams' Regarding Us, and Avichai Scher's White Noise.

Additional Information: Katherine has also performed lead roles in The Sleeping Beauty and in Ben Stevenson's Cinderella; "Constance" in Andre Prokovsky's The Three Musketeers; George Balanchine's Who Cares? and Serenade; Antony Tudor's Echoing of Trumpets;  Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances; and the Act III Pas de Deux in Coppelia.

She has been a guest performer with The Universal Ballet of Korea, the Hartford Ballet, Canyon Concert Ballet and Peoria Ballet. In the summer of 2007, she appeared at Perry-Mansfield's New Works Festival where she performed in new choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie, including the pas de deux Everlasting Heights, which was created for Katherine and her husband, former Ballet West dancer Aaron Orlowski.