Traci Gilchrest

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Dancing Since: Age 11
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 15
Never misses an episode of: Top Chef
Favorite food: Thai
Favorite vacation spot: Mountains
Favorite movie: The Godfather

Traci, born in El Paso, TX, and received her training from Ingeborg Heuser. She attended Texas Christian University on scholarship before joining Hartford Ballet and Ballet Arizona. Traci has performed in St. Petersburg and Fort Wayne, as well as with the Chautauqua Ballet Company for 17 seasons. Some of her favorite performances include Apollo, Giselle, Black Swan and White Swan pas de deux, Carolina in Lilac Garden, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, MAP and Sugar Plum Fairy in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker.