Spotlight on the Dancer: Miki Batchman

We recently caught up with Miki Batchman, to ask her a few questions about her 16 years with the company.

CBC:  When did you start dancing?

MB:   When I was four I told my mother I wanted to be a ballerina.  She chose Hammond Studio of Dance for me because she liked the way the teachers interacted with the students. I liked the colorful stripes on the wall.


CBC:  How did you find CBC?  

MB:  I had just graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a major in dance and saw an ad in the newspaper. I thought it would be a cool thing to do.

CBC: You are well known for your character roles.  Which is your favorite?

MB:  I love the roles where I can act as well as dance.  Portraying Cinderella’s Stepmother was a lot of fun.

CBC:  You have been with the company for 16 years.  How long will you continue to dance?

MB:  I want to keep going until the body draws the line.  

CBC: How do you see your role as the most senior member of the company? 

MB:  I try to pay attention in rehearsals, even if I’ve heard the information a thousand times before.  I encourage the other dancers to pay attention too.   That’s my job.

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