CORPS DE BALLET
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Joined OKC Ballet in 2017
Michelle and Gary Brooks
Kara Troester Blythe, from Edmond, Oklahoma, trained under Lisa Webb at the Academy of Ballet and Theatre Arts for thirteen years. At age 17, she joined Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company for two seasons. Troester Blythe then joined Oklahoma City Ballet as a Studio Company member in 2017, named apprentice in 2018, and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2019.
Her repertoire includes works by George Balanchine, Robert Mills, August Bournonville, Michael Pink, Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, Devon Carney, Anthony Krutzkamp, André Prokovsky, Bruce Wells, and others. Some of her favorite roles include a Swan in Robert Mills’ Swan Lake, Vampire Bride in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Phlegmatic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, and Arabian in Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker. Troester Blythe is incredibly grateful to dance and perform in her hometown.