Gracie Mientka began her training in her home town with Colorado Ballet Society in Colorado Springs. She danced as a member of the Colorado Youth Ballet from 2015-2020, training under the instruction of director Patty Hoffman and Ahita Ardalan Bergman of the Paris Opera Ballet. In 2021, Gracie joined US International Ballet Company in Wilmington, NC as a second company member and was promoted to company dancer in 2022. During her two seasons with USIB, Gracie had the wonderful opportunity to dance roles including; Pas de Trios from Paquita, The Dryad Queen from Don Quixote, and Arabian Lead from The Nutcracker. In addition, Gracie graduated summa cum laude with an Associate of Arts degree from Community College of Denver in 2020, and is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Gracie joins Ballet North Texas in 2023 as a trainee and and is ever so grateful and excited to dance her first season with BNT!