Katherine Barkman is an American ballerina currently dancing principal roles with The Washington Ballet. Regarded as one of the rising stars and role models of her generation, Katherine has been widely praised for her impeccable technique, effortless buoyancy,remarkable balances, and creative passion. Frequently described as a “thinking ballerina” because of her natural curiosity and thoughtful attention to details, she began her professional career as a company principal in the Philippines at age 18. An exceptional ballerina with an extraordinary story. Learn More
GALAS AND FESTIVALS
Inspired by the dream of bringing the joy and beauty of ballet to audiences all over the world, Katherine has lent her stellar presence to a growing list of galas and festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas, as well as in key cities all over the United States. Learn More
Awards and Recognitions
Katherine is a multi-awarded ballerina whose roster of accomplishments include winning back-to-back silver medals at both the 2018 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson and the 2018 Varna International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria. Previous to this, she also received the highest honor – the Grand Prix Cup – at the 2015 Asian Grand Prix in Hong Kong.