Katherine Duffy grew up in Readington, NJ. At the age of 15 she left home to study ballet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with Dean Susan Jaffe. There she got the chance to dance lead roles in Nutcracker, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante, Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering, and Metallurgy, a premier by Susan Jaffe. She graduated high school in 2015 and went on to dance for the Pennsylvania Ballet II directed by Angel Corella where she danced in Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Le Corsaire, and George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments. This is her first season with RCB.