Katherine Minor joined the RNZB in 2014, alongside her husband and fellow Soloist, Fabio Lo Giudice. Katherine was most recently seen onstage as Marie in The Nutcracker (2018), rounding off an exceptional year in which she also took on solo roles in Kylián’s Petite Mort, Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, Andrea Schermoly’s Stand to Reason and The Piano: the ballet.
Katherine created the role of Peaseblossom in Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015). Other early appearances with the RNZB included Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante (2014), and solo roles in A Christmas Carol (2014), Salute (2015), In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Giselle (2016), and Romeo and Juliet (2017).
Born in France and raised in Portland, Oregon, Katherine trained locally and at the Paris Opéra Ballet. She attended summer school at the School of American Ballet and joined Oregon Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 2010 before moving to Chicago in 2011.
Prior to joining the RNZB and following three years at Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Katherine spent a year with the UK’s Northern Ballet. Her notable roles with Joffrey included Cupid in Don Quixote and Clara in The Nutcracker.