Joined Ballet Arizona: 2015
Training: Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy, Kirov Academy of Ballet,
Other Companies: Gelsey Kirkland Ballet
Michelle Katcher was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. At the age of seven she began classes at Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy where she studied for nine years under Farah and Michelangelo Canale. Michelle then moved to Washington D.C. to train at the Kirov Academy of Ballet. Upon graduating as valedictorian she was invited to study under the legendary American ballerina, Gelsey Kirkland in New York City. Michelle was a founding member of the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet. With GKB Michelle danced many principal and soloist roles including Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Marie in The Nutcracker, and Columbine in Harlequinade. This is Michelle’s first season with Ballet Arizona.