Catherine Aoki

Catherine Aoki is from Los Angeles, California and began dancing ballet at age six. She started at a local ballet school in Ogden, Utah and went on to dance in the Professional Training Division at Ballet West. She also spent her summers training at notable schools such as the Royal Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and Atlanta Ballet. She participated in both the American Ballet Competition and the Youth American Grand Prix, winning numerous awards and scholarships. Catherine moved to Denver to begin training with Colorado Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional Program under Erica Fischbach. She was then selected to join the Colorado Ballet Studio Company in 2018 and was promoted to Apprentice in the company for the 2020 season. Since joining Colorado Ballet, she had the opportunity to perform in a variety of works including George Balanchine’s Serenade, Fernand Nault’s Carmina Burana and Michael Pink’s Peter Pan

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Dance Training:
Colorado Ballet Academy
Ballet West Academy
Imagine Ballet Theatre

Summer Programs:
Royal Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet West, Atlanta Ballet and Ballet Austin

Scholarships/Awards:
Year Round Programs: Ballet West Professional Training Division
Summer Programs: Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Interlochen Arts Academy, Royal Danish Ballet.

Youth America Grand Prix NY Finals Ensemble 2018
Youth America Grand Prix SLC Semi-finals: Top 12 Classical Ballet 2016 & 2017
Youth America Grand Prix Seattle Semi-finals: Top 12 Classical Ballet 2014
American Ballet Competition: Second Place Contemporary 2013 & 2014
Youth America Grand Prix Denver Semi-finals: Second Place Overall Age Division 2011

Joined Colorado Ballet:
Pre-Professional Program, 2017
Studio Company, 2018
Company Apprentice, 2020

Promotions:
Studio Company, 2018
Apprentice, 2020

Selected Ballets:
Sleeping Beauty
Don Quixote
The Nutcracker
Beauty and the Beast
Swan Lake

Michael Pink’s Peter Pan
Fernand Nault’s Carmina Burana
Balanchine’s Serenade
Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco
Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie

 


 

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