Santa Monica, California
Oregon Ballet Theater
Kate Oderkirk joined Westside School of Ballet as a pre-ballet student before she was five years old. She trained through the highest level, Ballet 7, working with Yvonne Mounsey, Julie Whittaker, Colleen Neary and Nader Hamed. She also attended summer programs at Pittsburgh Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.
During her Westside Ballet Company years, Kate performed many roles including solo Spanish, solo Russian, and solo Mirliton (pictured here) in the 2003 production of The Nutcracker. She also danced a principal role in Valse Fantaisie as well as lead role in Serenade in the Spring Performance 2004.
After summer 2004 Kate, then age 16, was invited to become a trainee by San Francisco Ballet. In 2006 Kate joined Tulsa Ballet as an apprentice. Just a few months later she was promoted to the corps de ballet. She was promoted to Demi-Soloist for the 2009 season, and Soloist for 2010.
Kate also danced as a guest artist in Westside Ballet’s 2009 production of The Nutcracker.
In 2011 Kate joined Oregon Ballet Theater in Portland.