Catherine Aoki

Corps de Ballet • Joined Colorado Ballet in 2018

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Catherine Aoki began dancing ballet at age six and started at a local ballet school in Ogden, Utah and went on to dance in the Professional Training Division at Ballet West. During her training she participated in both the American Ballet Competition and the Youth America Grand Prix, winning awards and scholarships. Catherine also spent her summers training at notable schools such as the Royal Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet. 

Catherine later moved to Denver to begin training with Colorado Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional program under Erica Fischbach. She was then selected to join the Colorado Ballet Studio Company in 2018, promoted to Apprentice in 2020, and Corps de Ballet in 2022. 

Since joining Colorado Ballet, she’s had the opportunity to perform in a variety of works including Jirí Kylián’s Sinfonietta, Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Michael Pink’s Dracula and Peter Pan, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Serenade, Septime Webre's Wizard of Oz, and Fernand Nault’s Carmina Burana.