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, Ellen Costanza, and Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd. After attending two years at Butler University, Ms. Rogers moved to New York to train at the Joffrey Ballet School. There she danced and toured nationally and internationally with the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group under the direction of Davis Robertson.
During that time, Ms. Rogers had the honor to perform works by George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino and Robert Battle. She spent time working with Complexions Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson and participated in workshops for the Merce Cunningham Trust and Ballet BC. Catherine’s favorite roles include the Little Girl in Antony Tudor's Little Improvisations, a soloist in Gerald Arpino's Light Rain, the corps in George Balanchine's Serenade, and the Spanish Soloist in W. Earle Smith's The Nutcracker.
During her first season with Madison Ballet, she was honored to perform corps and soloist roles in the works of W. Earle Smith, Jin-Wen Yu, Peter Anastos, Cindy Severt and Jacqueline Stewart. This is Ms. Rogers' second season with Madison Ballet and she is grateful for the opportunity to create beauty with the company again!