Ms. Locke, from Chattanooga, TN, where she began her training at the VanCura Ballet Conservatory. She attended high school on scholarship at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction of Ethan Stiefel. She attended summer intensives at Ballet Tennessee, Joffrey Midwest, American Ballet Theatre, Kaatsbaan and Boston Ballet. She began her professional career as a trainee with Richmond Ballet. She then danced with Ballet Tennessee performing roles such as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. This is Ms. Locke’s first season with MBT.