Molly Winker
Apprentice Artist
OUTreach assistant


Molly Winker is from Bloomington, Minnesota and began dancing at age five under the instruction of Juli Mickelson. When she was seven, Juli opened Dance Endeavors and Molly moved to this studio to continue her training. She was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, and hip-hop while at Dance Endeavors. At age eighteen, Molly moved to Salt Lake City to be a part of the ballet program at the University of Utah. While there she was under the instruction of Calvin Kitten, Michael Bearden, James Ady, Maggie Wright Tesch, Jan Fugit, Jay Kim, and Melonie Buchanan Murray, among others. She performed in works by Katie Scherman, Shayla Botts, Jay Kim, Rene Deluvy, and Brent Schneider. Molly graduated in May 2017 with a BFA in Ballet and minor in Health from the University of Utah. In 2017 she moved back to the Twin Cities and danced the 2017-2018 season as an apprentice artist with St. Paul Ballet. Molly performed in Clara’s Dream from the Nutcracker (as Maids, Snowflakes, Mirlitons, and Flowers), Locked Key, and Carmen (as a Factory Woman and Bootlegger) choreographed by Zoé Henrot; Bella Luna (as a Soldier and Ally Cat) choreographed by Peter Davidson, and Shifts choreographed by Kinsun Chan. She is looking forward to a new adventure as an inaugural member of Ballet Co.Laboratory.

“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”
— Mark Twain

Pointe Shoes - Bloch Heritage

Fun Fact - I have three cats; Schmidt, Shadow, and Wilson.

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