Catherine Lasak began dancing at the Judith Svalander School of Ballet in Crystal Lake, Illinois when she was just nine years old. Throughout high school she trained at Ballet Chicago and spent two summers at the School of American Ballet. Lasak received a full scholarship to join the Professional Division at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and lateraccepted an Apprentice position at Grand Rapids Ballet. In 2018, She joined Cincinnati Ballet’s Second Company CB2 and in 2021 was invited into the Company. When not in the studio or on stage, Lasak has a passion for cooking, listening to country music, cross training, kayaking, being outdoors, and spending time at her family’s cabin in northern Wisconsin. She enjoys listening to holistic wellness podcasts and is currently working on her Business Degree. Lasak is proud of her Midwest roots and her time in Cincinnati – a place that truly feels like her home.
Mentionable roles: Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, Septime Webre’s Peter Pan and TheWizard of Oz, Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet, and George Balanchine’s Square Dance, Who Cares, and The Nutcracker.