Photo by Jade Young


Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

Catherine Hurlin was born in New York City and began her dance training at Scarsdale Ballet Studio and Westchester Dance Academy. At the 2007 Youth American Grand Prix New York City Finals she was awarded the Hope Award and then received a full scholarship to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre the following year. She was awarded the first Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship in 2010 and was a Northern Trust Scholar in 2011. In 2010, 2011, and 2012 she attended ABT’s Summer Intensive as a National Training Scholar. With the ABT Studio Company Catherine has performed Flames of Paris, George Balanchine’s Tarantella, the Dying Swan in Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, Raymond Luken’s Verdi and Paul Taylor’s Airs. As a student she performed with American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House in George Balanchine’s Mozartiana, The Sleeping Beauty and Le Corsaire. She created the role of Young Clara in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker. Hurlin joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in November 2013 and became a member of the corps de ballet in June 2014.  Her repertoire with includes an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, the Canteen Keeper and one of the Nutcracker’s Sisters in The Nutcracker, a Harlot in Romeo and Juliet, the Fairy Violente (Temperament), Cinderella and the White Cat in The Sleeping Beauty, a big swan in Swan Lake and roles in AfterEffect, The Brahms-Haydn Variations and Company B, among others.  Hurlin created Mademoiselle Marianne Chartreuse in Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream and a role in Mark Morris’ After You. She has performed as “Clara” in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall for three years and in gala benefits for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and Dancers Responding to AIDS.