Gretchen McCutcheon

11Gretchen McCutcheon

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 decide her future. And so, at just 16 years old, her professional dance career kicked off.

Her extensive training in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and ballroom has led her to stages all over the world. Some of her recent credits to date include Beauty & the Beast (Dancer/Puppeteer), Jedi Training: Experience the Force (Lead actress), 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 for her dream company made all the hard work growing up in the dance studio, conventions, and competitions well-worth it!

In addition to over a decade of professional performance experience, she is also a passionate dance educator/teacher, who continues to further her own education and certifications, so as to better aide her students. Further, she is currently certified in Progressing Ballet Technique. Gretchen hopes to pass on her knowledge, inspiration, and maybe even a little bit of magic to the next generation of up-and-coming dancers!