Mrs. Stropes, from Houston, Texas, trained at American Academy of Dance and was a member of Regional Dance America’s Houston Dance Theatre. She trained on scholarship at various renowned summer intensives, and continued her training with Tulsa Ballet II in 2007. She joined Tulsa Ballet’s main company in 2009, and then joined Oklahoma City Ballet in 2012. Mrs. Stropes’ repertoire includes feature roles such as Myrtha in Giselle, Dark Angel in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Tall Girl in Balanchine’s Rubies, Bagheera in Toni Pimble’s Mowgli – The Jungle Book Ballet, and Alaskan Rag in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations. She has also performed in Sarah Tallman’s If These Walls Could Talk, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, and Robert Mills’ The Means To Fly. She and her husband are excited to welcome their first child this winter as the curtain opens on a new chapter in their lives.