Growing up in Vancouver, Washington, Janel Meindersee received her formal training at The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, under the direction of Damara Bennett. After training in the school for five years, she went on to dance as an apprentice with Oregon Ballet Theatre for one season. In 2009, Ms. Meindersee joined Nevada Ballet Theatre where she danced as a Company Artist for two seasons under the direction of James Canfield before joining Milwaukee Ballet in 2011. Career highlights include performing in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Matthew Neenan’s At The Border and The Last Glass, The Snow Queen in Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker, as well as world premieres by Amy Seiwert, Luca Veggetti, Thaddeus Davis and Michael Pink. This is Ms. Meindersee's fourth season with Milwaukee Ballet.