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Faith on pointe: Dancer stays grounded in God

Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:45
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By Katie Scott | (Portland) Catholic Sentinel | twitter: @KatieCScott
“In dance, there are those rare moments that I feel something greater that I can’t explain” said Katherine Monogue, who dances for the Oregon Ballet Company.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A burst of power from her legs carries Katherine Monogue across the dance floor while her arms become a blur of precise movements.

Under a black leotard worn during a rehearsal for a recent performance, the ballerina’s stomach muscles flex, keeping the center of her body relatively still as her limbs rapidly extend and retract with control.

Monogue, the youngest professional dancer and only Catholic dancer in the Oregon Ballet Theatre, has a faith that similarly stabilizes the core of her life amid a rewarding but intense career.

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