Corps de Ballet • Joined Colorado Ballet in 2022
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Cato Berry is originally from Seattle, Washington where he began his training at Pacific Northwest Ballet School. He trained with full merit scholarships to some of the top schools in the US and Europe, including Royal Ballet, IBStage of Barcelona, Kirov Ballet and The Rock School. Cato trained through his high school years with TanZ Academie in Zurich, Switzerland and upon graduation he attended the Nationale Ballet Academie Pre-Professional Program in The Netherlands. He joined Pennsylvania Ballet’s second company In 2016. He then joined the main company as the youngest male dancer in 2017.
When Cato isn't in the studios or on stage he has numerous passions including flying airplanes, photography, building and restoring electronics and computers, and being outdoors. In addition to these hobbies, his mother who is a professional ballet costume designer has taught Cato to use sewing and serging machines!
Cato's selected roles and ballets include Soldier Doll, Parent, Tea, Hoops/Candy Cane, and Hot Chocolate in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Western Symphony, Theme & Variations, Jewels, Symphony in C, Bronze Idol, Fakir, Priest in La Bayadère, Mazurka, Aristocrat, Czardas, and Neapolitan in Swan Lake, Puss in Boots, Peasant, and Carabosse Creature in The Sleeping Beauty, Matador and Peasant in Don Quixote, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, Paquita, and Raymonda.
Cato has also performed in contemporary works from the following choreographers: Christopher Wheeldon, Jerome Robbins, Stanton Welch, Andrew Winkhart, Russell Ducker, Angel Corella, Juliano Nunuz, Meredith Rainey, and Matthew Neenan.