Ms. Gorrell was born and raised in Manassas, Virginia. She began dancing since the age of five, and is a recent graduate of Manassas Ballet Academy. She was a regular participant in Youth America Grand Prix, and attended summer intensives with The School of Pennsylvania Ballet. During her tenure with Manassas Ballet Academy, Ms. Gorrell has performed various roles with Manassas Ballet Theatre including: Snow Corp de Ballet (Nutcracker 2017-2019 and 2021), Swan Corp de Ballet (Swan Lake 2018), and Clara (Nutcracker 2019 and 2021). This is Ms. Gorrell’ s first season with Manassas Ballet Theatre.