Photo: Chad Driver

Photo: Chad Driver


From Rockville Centre, N.Y.
With Nashville Ballet since 2008

Training and Education
Maple Avenue Dance in Rockville Centre, Ballet Academy East


Katie Vasilopoulos developed a love of dance while training at Maple Avenue Dance in Rockville Centre, N.Y., and then furthered her training at Ballet Academy East in New York City. She joined NB2 in 2008 and performed in every available performance by Nashville Ballet’s Community Engagement Program, including Anne Frank, The Singing Tortoise and Jump, Frog, Jump.

Vasilopoulos advanced to the position of apprentice in 2011. While still an apprentice, she was featured as the Earth Figure in Salvatore Aiello's Rite of Spring and as the Fairy of Strength in The Sleeping Beauty. She also performed in Gina Patterson's Nashville Ballet original Cryin' Out and Brian Enos’ And Legions Will Rise.

Since being promoted to the main company during the 2012 season, Vasilopoulos has originated several soloist roles including one of the Three Witches in Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling’s Macbeth and Tiger Lily in Vasterling’s Peter Pan. She has also been featured in Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, as the Dark Angel in George Balanchine’s Serenade, in Pas de Trois in Swan Lake and in Salvatore Aiello's Afternoon of a Faun. Vasilopoulos continues to be featured in Vasterling's original work, making recent debuts as the Swan in Carmina Burana and as Snow Queen in Nashville's Nutcracker.

Outside of the studio, she can be found studying in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Belmont University.