Micaelina Ritschl

Company Member since 2014

Micaelina Ritschl began her training in her hometown of Overland Park, Kansas, under the instruction of Juan Pablo Trujillo and Stefani Schrimpf. She then continued her studies at the Harid Conservatory on full scholarship. The following year, Micaelina trained and performed with both the Kansas City Ballet school and company. She also trained on scholarship at various summer programs including Ballet Austin, The Harid Conservatory, and The Kansas City Ballet. She went on to attend Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating with a BFA with honors in Dance Performance and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has also worked and performed with ensemble company Quixotic/Fusion in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Roles

Principal, Valse Fantaisie, George Balanchine
Arabian Soloist, Mirliton,The Nutcracker, Traditional
Summer Fairy, Cinderella, Traditional
The Sleeping Beauty, Marius Petipa
Coppélia, Marius Petipa
Giselle, Marius Petipa
Soloist, Rituals Inside the Lavender Haze, Derek Reid
Unify, Robert Dekkers

Interests

I love eating sushi, traveling, painting, and being in the mountains.

One of my favorite musicians is Ben Folds, so I enjoy going to his concerts whenever possible.

I’m also crazy about my Golden Retriever, Bentley, who is back home in Kansas.