The Dancers

Katherine Grange

RNZB dancers Katherine Grange and Joseph Skelton in Salute credi Evan Boli Katherine Grange and Joseph Skelton in 2015's Salute. Credit: Evan Li.

Originally from Tauranga, Katherine Grange joined the RNZB in 2010 as the Todd Scholar. Katherine has been dancing since the age of four and trained at the Dance Education centre in Tauranga and the New Zealand School of Dance.

Katherine first danced with the RNZB when still a student, joining the La Sylphide tour in 2009. In 2011’s The Sleeping Beauty, she danced the Blue Fairy and the Orange Fairy. In 2012 she performed the role of the Short Step Sister in Cinderella, and 2013 roles included the Act II ‘cygnets’ in Swan Lake and creating the role of the Cat in Peter and the Wolf for Tutus on Tour. In the RNZB’s 2014 production of Coppélia she performed the role of Ima, including the ‘Prayer’ solo in Act III, while 2015 saw her perform in Don Quixote, Johan Kobborg’s Salute and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Katherine’s other achievements include joining Singapore Dance Theatre as a guest dancer for their 2009 production of Swan Lake.

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