Teaches - Ballet
Chatch grew up in Fair Haven, Vermont. When he was 15 years old he moved to Connecticut to attend the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts pursuing his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. His dream came to fruition when he joined Boston Ballet II in 1999 and was promoted to Boston Ballet the following year. Since then he has been a member of the Washington Ballet and the Houston Ballet, as well as a guest dancer with the Arizona Ballet, Hartford Ballet, and Texas Ballet Theatre. He has performed works by Mark Morris, Ben Stevenson, Kirk Peterson, Nacho Duato, Trey MacIntyre, Twyla Tharp, Christopher Weeldon, Antony Tudor, Michael Pink, Stanton Welch, Septime Webre, and George Balanchine, as well as many ballets from the classical repertoire including Giselle, La Bayadere and Don Quixote. Locally, Chatch took part in Burlington’s Quadracentennial festival playing Samuel de Champlain in From The New World by Heddy Maalem. He also joined the Portland Ballet in 2010 to dance the role of Cavalier in their Victorian Nutcracker. He was also a participant in the 2000 New York International Ballet Competition.
Chatch studied the Vaganova syllabus at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts where he trained with master teachers including Eleanor D’Antuono, Kirk Peterson, Elena Tchernichova and David Parsons. He received his early ballet training at the Adams School in Rutland, Vermont and attended summer programs at the Pittsburgh Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Hartford Ballet.
The Farm to Ballet Project is Chatch’s newest endeavor. He produced a ballet to highlight the importance of farming and the people who grow our food. It opened to sold out crowds in the summer of 2015 playing at Vermont farming events and was the subject of a story on National Public Radio. For more informations Click Here to go to the Farm to Ballet Project website.