From just another small-town girl with big dreams, to a globe-trotting professional performer, Gretchen McCutcheon has gotten to live (dance!) some of her wildest dreams. Despite a severe spinal surgery where
doctors told her she may never walk again, much less dance, she refused to let anyone else dim her future, and so at just 16 years old, her professional dance career kicked off! Her extensive training in ballet, jazz, theatre, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and ballroom has led her to stages all over the world. Some of her recent credits to date include The Carolina Opry Christmas Spectacular, (feat. Dancer), Good Vibrations! (feat. Dancer and contemporary soloist), Viking Ocean Cruises (Lead female dancer), MTV’s TRL (feat. Dancer), various music videos, live events, and gigs throughout NYC, and her favorite credit-- Disney Cruise Line! Gretchen has called The Walt Disney Company home for two years and counting, and has had the pleasure of performing in 6 different
Disney Cruise Line shows. Getting to be a Mainstage Dancer/Jedi/Sword-fighter/Puppeteer with Mickey, all the princesses, and even some Stormtroopers made all the hard work growing up in the dance studio, conventions, and competitions worth it. When not traveling for performances, Gretchen spends her time in New York City, training and working closely with some of the industry's top choreographers. She hopes to pass on her knowledge, inspiration, and maybe even a little magic to the next generation of up and coming dancers!