As a child, Gretchen studied ballet and jazz technique at Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary, North Carolina. In 2012, she received her B.F.A. in Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance Performance from the University of Arizona’s School of Dance. Under the auspices of the University of Arizona, Gretchen performed at the Joyce Theatre in New York City and as part of Martha Graham Dance Company’s performance of Dance is a Weapon. Subsequently, in Chicago, Gretchen danced professionally and began teaching Pilates as a Fletcher PilatesĀ® Qualified Teacher. As a professional dancer, Gretchen has performed with River North Dance Chicago, LEVELdance and Art.if.Act Dance Project, and has toured to Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Luxembourg and China. Gretchen joined SARAH BERGES DANCE this year.