Katrina is a full time translator/ manager and a fully qualified ballet teacher (IDTA Associate). She has been with Chelsea Ballet since 2001, in which time she has danced some fantastic roles and made some friends for life.
Katrina is also acts as assistant to the director and has participated in, taught at and helped to run Chelsea Ballet’s summer schools. She staged the whole of Act III from Napoli in Richmond in July 2007 and Act III from Paquita at the same venue at Christmas 2009. Trying to get 25 people to fulfil her vision was often stressful, but ultimately rewarding.
Her performance roles with Chelsea Ballet have included Swanhilda (Act I), Work, Dawn and Dance of the Hours from Coppélia; Kagura from Impressions of Inuyasha (a role specially created for her); pas de six and tarantella from Napoli; Mercedes (Act I) from Don Quixote; cupid variation and pas de trios from Paquita; The Girl from The Bracelet; cygnet, fiancée, waltz and pas de quatre from Swan Lake; autumn, fairy and guest from Cinderella; Moyna, Zulme and villager from Giselle; Fairy of the Crystal Fountain, Princess Florine, Aurora (Act III variation), White Cat, Red Riding Hood, Aurora’s friend, jewelled fairy, lilac fairy attendant and nymph from The Sleeping Beauty; Clara’s (male) cousin, snowflake, mirliton and Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker; and frostflake, snowdrop and vodka-swigging peasant from The Snow Maiden. Katrina has also danced solos from La Bayadère, Les Sylphides, Raymonda and Don Quixote, as well as group pieces such as Palladio, Pas de Déesses, Bach Concerto, Waltz Ballerinas, The Gathering and Pas de Valse. She as toured to Ireland, Bristol and Barcelona with the company.
Katrina is tremendously grateful to Chelsea Ballet for giving her the opportunity to dance this repertoire, which as a teenager she could never have imagined performing, especially at her nadir when she appeared on stage as a cabbage leaf. However, while she has enjoyed all these parts, her ultimate ambition is still to be a duck.