Ms. Herd-Popejoy began her ballet training at the age of three in her hometown of Yukon, Oklahoma. At 14 she continued her training with Oklahoma City Ballet’s school, and received an apprenticeship with the company in 2003.  From 2006-2009, she worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Austin, and Dominic Walsh Dance Theater before rejoining Oklahoma City Ballet in 2009. Ms. Herd-Popejoy has performed feature roles in Nicolo Fonte’s Left Unsaid, Margo Sappington’s Cobras In The Moonlight, Amy Seiwert’s Dear Miss Cline, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, Nacho Duato’s Without Words, and George Balanchine’s Serenade.  Favorite roles include Clara in Robert Mills’The Nutcracker, The Cowgirl in Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, and Titania in Robert Mills’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  With Oklahoma City Ballet she has also created roles in works by Matthew Neenan, Alan Hineline, Jessica Lang, Brian Enos, Ma Cong, and Robert Mills.  Ms. Herd-Popejoy isan American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Affiliate Teacher, certified in Primary through Level 3 of the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum, who has successfully presented students for examinations.  She teaches in the Pre-Professional Division of The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School.

 

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