Katarina Weissbach

Company Dancer

Katarina started her training in Australia as an artistic gymnast before moving back to the States to begin her training in classical ballet under then CORPS Director Roberto Forleo at Portland Ballet in Maine. At Portland Ballet, she performed the Esmeralda variation and Dulcinea from Don Quixote, Clara in the Nutcracker and various other small roles.

Katarina attended Joffrey Ballet Contemporary Summer Intensive in San Francisco where she worked with Josie Walsh. She also competed in YAGP New York Finals and subsequently accepted a scholarship offer to Boston Ballet School’s Summer Program and year-round pre-professional Training Program where she performed with the Company in the Nutcracker. She danced as a guest artist with local smaller studios performing roles such as Sugar Plum and Odalisque.

Katarina trained briefly with the Draper Academy in Rochester New York under Jamey Leverette before coming to Florida Ballet as an apprentice in 2019. She was promoted as a member of The Florida Ballet Company for the 2020-2021 season. Her roles to date this season include Chinese in Nutcracker, Princess in Firebird, and demi soloist in Les Sylphides.