Katherine Lawrence

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

2014–15 Season

  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa)Odette, Odile (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Square Dance (Balanchine) Principal (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Almost Tango (Fonte) 2nd pas de trois, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Homage (Adams) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Presto (Fonte)(Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)

On Tour

  • Presto (Fonte) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York 
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York, Mrs. Hutchinson

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.