Catherine Rogers / by William Smith

Catherine Rogers began dancing in St. Louis, Missouri where she trained at
COCA (Center of Contemporary Arts), and performed the works of Trey McIntyre, Michael Uhtoff and Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd. After attending two years at Butler University, Ms. Rogers moved to New York to attend the Joffrey Ballet School. There she danced and toured internationally with the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group under the direction of Davis Robertson.

During that time, Ms. Rogers had the honor of performing works by George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino and Robert Battle. She also spent time working with Complexions Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson and was able to particpate in workshops for the Merce Cunningham Trust and Ballet BC. Catherine’s favorite roles include the lead in Antony Tudor's Little Improvisations, the corps in George Balanchine's Serenade, and a soloist in Gerald Arpino's Light Rain.

After leaving New York, Catherine worked as an apprentice with Elements Contemporary Ballet and Chicago Repertory Ballet. She is grateful to be a company member for the 2016/2017 season and thrilled to be dancing with Madison Ballet!