Catherine Hurlin

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Catherine Hurlin

January 21, 1996 (age 24)
New York City, New York
CitizenshipUnited States of America
OccupationAmerican ballet dancer
Years active1999-present

Catherine Hurlin is an American ballet dancer. She is currently a soloist with (ABT).


Catherine Hurlin was born in New York City born on January 21, 1996. Hurlin began her training at age five with Westchester Dance Academy and Scarsdale Ballet Studio in White Plains, New York. Hurlin's early dance school, Westchester Dance Academy, is known for its competition dance aura. She began dancing competitively and trained in many dance styles. The dance academy chose to compete in Youth America Grand Prix, a world-renowned ballet competition.[1] In 2007, Catherine Hurlin was invited to the Youth America Grand Prix finals located in New York City. Here she was awarded The Hope Award.[2] In 2008, she was given a full scholarship to the official school of the American Ballet Theater, the (JKO).[3] At the time the school was under the direction of Franco De Vita. Hurlin's extensive performance experience includes her being cast in the role of Clara [4] three years in a row in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In 2012, she was promoted to American Ballet Theater's pre-professional company named the ABT Studio Company.[4] While dancing with the studio company, she starred in roles such as The Dying Swan in Alexei Ratmansky's Carnival of the Animals (also known as Le Carnaval des Animaux). Other features include Flames of Paris, Tarantella (choreography by George Balanchine), Verdi, (Raymond Luken), and Airs Paul Taylor.[3] During her time at the JKO school, she performed roles in Mozartiana, The Sleeping Beauty, and Le Corsaire. Hurlin was also known to create a new role, Young Clara, in Ratmansky's The Nutcracker. [3] In December of 2013, Hurlin was placed as an apprentice in the main company. The following year she given a contract to join the Corps de Ballet in June 2014. Four years later, she was promoted to the rank of a soloist.[3]

Award Year Organization
The Hope Award 2007 Youth America Grand Prix
Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship 2010 Dizzy Feet Foundation
Northern Training Scholar 2011 ?
Roles Since Joining American Ballet Theater[3]
Name Role Choreographer
After Your (2015) Featured Role Mark Morris
Aftereffect (2013) Featured Role Marcelo Gomes
AFTERITE Leading Role Wayne McGregor
La Bayadère Lead D'Jampe; Third Shade Natalia Makarova
The Brahms-Haydn Variations Featured Role Twyla Tharp
Company B Featured Role Paul Taylor
Le Corsaire Odalisque Konstantin Sergeyev after and Marius Petipa
Deuce Coupe Featured Role Twyla Tharp
Don Quixote Flower Girl Alexander Gorsky;

Staged by Kevin Mckenzie and Sandra Jones

Firebird Lead Maiden Alexei Ratmansky
Garden Blue Leading Role Jessica Lang
A Gathering of Ghosts Greased Lightning Twyla Tharp
Giselle Myrta; Peasant Pas de Deux After Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa; staged by Kevin Mckenzie
Her Notes Leading Role Jessica Lang
I Feel The Earth Move Leading Role Benjamin Millepied
In the Upper Room Featured Role Twyla Tharp
Jane Eyre Young Jane Cathy Marson
Let Me Sing Forevermore Leading Role Jessica Lang
”Manon Lescaut's Mistress Kenneth MacMillan
New American Romance Leading Role James Whiteside
The Nutcracker Canteen Keeper; Nutcracker's Sister; Spanish Dance Alexei Ratmansky
Of Love and Rage Callirhoe Alexei Ratmansky
On the Dnieper Olga Alexei Ratmansky
Praedicere Featured Role Michelle Dorrance
Romeo and Juliet Harlot Kenneth MacMillan
The Seasons Hail; Bacchante Alexei Ratmansky
The Sleeping Beauty Princess Florine (Bluebird); The Fairy Violente (Temperament); The White Cat; Cinderella Alexei Ratmansky
Songs of Bukovina Featured Role Alexei Ratmansky
Swan Lake Pas de trois; Big Swan Kevin Mckenzie after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Thirteen Diversions Leading Role Christopher Wheeldon
Whipped Cream Mademoiselle Marianne Chartreuse Alexei Ratmansky
  1. Kourlas, Gia (2019-06-21). "Look Out, a Ballet Hurricane Has Made Landfall (Published 2019)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  2. "Catherine Hurlin - Ballet Competition -". Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Catherine Hurlin". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The National Ballet of Canada". Retrieved 2020-11-28.


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