Kaethe Birkner began her study of classical ballet at eight years old. She began dancing professionally in 2009.
In 2016, she moved to Minneapolis to join Continental Ballet Company. Prior to joining Continental Ballet, she worked as a guest artist for various companies around Texas and as a company member for Baltimore Ballet in Maryland. Some of her favorite roles have been Swanhilda in Coppelia, Paquita in Paquita, Spring Fairy in Cinderella, and Sugar Plum, Arabian, and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker. Her favorite ballets are Swan Lake and Coppellia.
In addition to her dance accomplishments, Kaethe holds a B.A. in History and Goverment from the University of Texas and is a certified Mat Pilates instructor. She also teaches Pilates, ballet, stretch, and barre classes for kids and adults at Continental Ballet School and elsewhere around the Twin Cities. Though she misses her family in Texas, she is grateful for their support and is thrilled to call Minnesota and Continental Ballet her new home!