“My older sister was a dancer, so it made sense for me to do it, too,” says Trainee Katherine Tackett. Raised in Akron, Ohio, Tackett has trained with the Dance Institute at the University of Akron and took Summer Intensive with the School of American Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet Academy, and is currently studying with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Tackett looks up to former dancer Ana Lobe, saying “she is the one who pushed me to realize my potential”. During the 2014-2015 Season, Tackett is looking forward to taking class with the company every day, because “it inspires me to push myself harder when there are so many talented dancers around.”
Fun Fact: Katherine has an “adorable” pet gecko named FlyLo. He even has eyelashes!
2014-2015 Sponsors: Dr. Robert & Dr. Beverly Croskery and Leslie & Larry Newman
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