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Catherine Hurlin

New York, New York
Joined ABT 2013
Principal since 2022
Sponsored by Donna Calamari

Born in New York City, Catherine Hurlin began her dance training at Scarsdale Ballet Studio and Westchester Dance Academy. At the 2007 Youth America Grand Prix New York City Finals, she was awarded the Hope Award. The following year she received a full scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School under the direction of Franco De Vita. She received the first Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship in 2010 and was a Northern Trust Scholar in 2011. She attended ABT’s Summer Intensive as a National Training Scholar from 2010-2012. As a student, Hurlin created the role of Young Clara in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker. She also performed the role of “Clara” in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall for three years. 

Hurlin joined ABT as an apprentice in December 2013 and the corps de ballet in June 2014. She was promoted to Soloist in September 2018 and to Principal Dancer in September 2022.