Michelle Peterson is from Houston,Texas and danced with a pre-professional company there. Ms. Peterson attended several summer intensives including Houston Ballet, Ballet Austin, and Tulsa Ballet. After graduating high school, she attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned her BFA in ballet performance. During her time at the University of Oklahoma, Ms. Peterson performed in George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Willam Christensen’s The Nutcracker, and Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi. In February of 2020, she was selected to travel to and perform works by OU faculty members Michael Bearden and Boyko Dossev in Cancun, Mexico.