Katherine Lawrence

from Who Cares? — photo by Luke Isley

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.

See Katherine this year in, among other roles:
Swan Lake (Sklute after Petipa) – Odette/Odile
Square Dance (Balanchine) – principal

On Tour in New York, Victoria, BC, Washington DC, Dallas:
Divertimento #15, Mercurial Landscapes (Gates), The Lottery, The Sixth Beauty

2013-14 Season

The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Princess Aurora, Princess Florine
The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen
The Firebird (Christensen) – The Firebird
Who Cares? (Balanchine) – Who Cares?/ Stairway to Paradise
Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) – Principal
Petite Mort (Kylian) – 3rd pas de deux
Forgotten Land (Kylian) – red couple
The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) – Principal
Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her:
The Rite of Spring (Fonte)
Presto (Fonte)
On Tour:
The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Aurora, Princess Florine – Chicago Auditorium Theatre
Presto (Fonte) – Chicago Auditorium Theatre

2012-13 Season

Cinderella (Ashton) – Cinderella
The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy, The Snow Queen
Jewels (Balanchine) – Emeralds principal #2, Rubies principal
Bolero (Fonte) – principal
But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett) – First Duet
Trapped (Ruud) – Solo
The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mrs. Hutchinson
Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her:
Behind Closed Doors (Anderson)
Mercurial Landscape (Gates)
On Tour:
The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy, The Snow Queen – The Kennedy Center, DC

2011-12 Season

Dracula (Stevenson) – Svetlana
Don Quixote (Holmes after Petipa) – Kitri/Dulcinea
The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy, The Snow Queen
Paquita (Kunikova after Petipa) – principal
Petite Mort (Kylian) – 3rd pas de deux
Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her:
Descent (Bearden) – Marina
Forces at Play (Adams)
Eenvoudig (Anderson)
On Tour:
Sinfonietta (Kylian) – Chicago Dancing Festival & Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts
The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – Sanguinic – Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts

2010-11 Season

The Sleeping Beauty (world premiere Sklute after Petipa) – Princess Aurora, Princess Florine
The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy
The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – Sanguinic
Carmina Burana (Butler) – principal
Chaconne (Balanchine) – soloist
Sinfonietta (Kylian)
Kerrmesse in Brugges pas de deux (Bournonville)
Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her:
Trapped (Ruud) – Solo
Regarding Us (Adams)
Fall into Loving Arms (Mattingly)
On Tour:
Sinfonietta (Kylian) – Las Vegas, Nevada

2009-10 Season

Swan Lake (world premiere of Sklute after Petipa) – Odette/Odile
The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Lead Mirliton, Flowers Lead
The Dream (Ashton) – Peasblossom
Stars & Stripes (Balanchine) – principal
Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her:
Row (Boye-Christensen)
But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett ) – first duet
On Tour:
Les Biches (Nijinska) – Girl in Blue – New York Fall for dance Festival

Additional Information: Katherine 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.