Caroline Rocher

Caroline Rocher trained at the Conservatoire de Montpellier in France, and later in Switzerland at the Rudra Béjart Lausanne school. In 1998, she relocated to the United States, to study at New York’s Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, joined Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1999 and was promoted to principal dancer the following year. Rocher has performed leading roles in notable works by Glen Tetley, Dwight Rhoden and Michael Smuin, plus many by George Balanchine including Apollo, Concerto Barocco, The Four Temperaments and The Prodigal Son. Her partners onstage have included ballet stars Vladimir Malakhov and Damian Woetzel. In 2004, Rocher appeared in the Gala des Étoiles du 21ème siècle in Paris, then joined Germany’s Bayerisches Staatsballett. Rocher joined LINES Ballet in 2007 after one year as member of France’s Lyon Opéra Ballet.