Michelle Quiner

Joined ARB: 2021

Hometown: Chester, NJ

Michelle Quiner was born and raised in Chester, New Jersey, and began her formal ballet training at the North Jersey School of Dance Arts under the direction of Christine Taylor and Luba Gulyaeva. In 2010, she was cast as Clara for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes. She has been featured on the cover of Inside Dance magazine (May 2019) and in Dance Spirit magazine both as a Cover Model Search Finalist and the Dancer You Should Know. Quiner has been a final round participant at the World Ballet Competition and a bronze medalist at the Valentina Kozlova IBC Contemporary Competition. She spent a year at the Washington Ballet School on full scholarship under the direction of Xiomara Reyes before joining the ARB Trainee program. She was promoted to ARB2 in 2020, the apprentice in 2021, and joined the company in 2022. Quiner has performed featured roles in ARB’s The Nutcracker including Dew Drop, Hot Chocolate, Marizpan and Bird Song. Other performances with ARB include Myrtha in Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s Giselle, Cobweb and Fairy Attendant in Stiefel’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Diana & Acteon Pas De Deux, Don Quixote Pas De Deux; Caili Quan’s Circadia; Ryoko Tanaka’s Hindsight, Colby Damon’s Strange Sentience, Stiefel’s VARIANTS, and Arthur Mitchell’s Holberg Suite.