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Catherine Hurlin

New York, New York

Joined ABT 2013 / Soloist since 2018


Photo: Jade Young

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 was awarded 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 in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Hurlin’s repertoire with ABT Studio Company included 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 Mozartiana, The Sleeping Beauty and Le Corsaire. Hurlin created the role of Young Clara in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker.

Hurlin was “Clara” in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall for three years.  She has also performed in gala benefits for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and Dancers Responding to AIDS.

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.  Her repertoire with the Company includes Lead D’Jampe and a Shade in La Bayadère, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, a Flower Girl in Don Quixote, Maiden in Firebird, Myrta and the peasant pas de deux in Giselle, Young Jane in Jane Eyre, Lescaut’s Mistress in Manon, Canteen Keeper, one of the Nutcracker’s Sisters and the Spanish Dance in Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Olga in On the Dnieper, a Harlot in Romeo and Juliet, Bacchante in The Seasons, Princess Florine, The Fairy Violente (Temperament), The White Cat and Cinderella in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, the pas de trois and a big swan in Swan Lake, leading roles in AFTERITE, Garden Blue, Her Notes, I Feel The Earth Move and Thirteen Diversions and featured roles in AfterEffect, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Company B, Deuce Coupe, In the Upper Room and Songs of Bukovina.

She created Greased Lightening in A Gathering of Ghosts, Callirhoe in Of Love and Rage, Hail in The Seasons, Mademoiselle Marianne Chartreuse in Whipped Cream, leading roles in Let Me Sing Forevermore and New American Romance, and featured roles in After You and Praedicere.

ABT is grateful to The Georgia Hiden Charitable Foundation and Donna Calamari for supporting the Dancer Fund in honor of Catherine Hurlin.

Upcoming Performances

December 16, 2021
7:00 pm
Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker
(Clara, the Princess)
December 19, 2021
5:30 pm
Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker
(Clara, the Princess)


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