The Dancers

Katherine Minor

RNZB-3431 For the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Photo credit: Stephen A'Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A'Court

Katherine Minor joined the RNZB in 2014 and was named as a Soloist in 2019, when her roles included White Swan in Mário Radačovský’s Black Swan, White Swan, Waltz Girl in Balanchine’s Serenade, and one of the couples in Forsythe’s Artifact II. In 2020 she performed as Aurora, Bluebird and the Fairy of Serenity in The Sleeping Beauty and also had a pas de deux created for her, with fellow Soloist Kihiro Kusukami, by Nadia Yanowsky, as part of the RNZB RAW studio performances.

Katherine danced the role of 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, 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, Giselle (2016), and Romeo and Juliet (2017).

Born in France and raised in Portland, Oregon, Katherine trained locally at the School of Oregon Ballet under Damara Bennett and spent one year at the Paris Opéra Ballet School. She joined Oregon Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 2010 before moving to Chicago to dance for the Joffrey Ballet in 2011, where notable roles included Cupid in Don Quixote and Clara in The Nutcracker.

Prior to joining the RNZB and following two years at Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Katherine spent a year dancing with the UK’s Northern Ballet.

Katherine is supported by Catherine and Steven Fyfe

Dancer Credits


The Nutcracker

Marie

The Nutcracker

French Pastilles

Black Swan, White Swan

White Swan

The Sleeping Beauty

Princess Aurora

The Sleeping Beauty

Princess Florine

The Sleeping Beauty

Serenity Fairy