Gretchen is a well established Pilates Teacher and Professional Dancer from Cary, North Carolina. She discovered her love for dance at a young age and trained extensively in ballet and jazz technique with Cary Ballet Conservatory from 1995-2009. While in NC, Gretchen performed as a guest with Carolina Ballet’s corp de ballet. In 2009 Gretchen moved to Tucson to earn her BFA through the University of Arizona School of Dance on scholarship. During this time she performed a variety of Balanchine Ballets, traveling to NYC to perform at The Joyce Theatre and dancing within Martha Graham Dance Company's ”Dance is a Weapon.” Outside of the University, Gretchen performed with Art.if.Act Dance Project touring China for 28 days. In 2012, Gretchen hung up her pointe shoes and moved to Chicago where she danced and toured worldwide with contemporary-jazz company, River North Dance Chicago. In the fall of 2015, Gretchen left RNDC and moved to San Francisco to try a new career as a freelance dancer/performer. While in SF Gretchen danced primarily with Garrett+Moulton Productions and guested with The San Francisco Symphony, West Edge Opera, The Move Messenger(s), and more.
In 2019, Gretchen left San Francisco and moved to Gardnerville to start a new life in Nevada. Now she is opening her first Pilates studio titled Your Body Pilates® in Reno, NV