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, and dancing as an apprentice with the company for one season, Ms. Meindersee went on to dance as a Company Artist with Nevada Ballet Theatre. In Nevada, she performed works by choreographers such as James Canfield, George Balanchine, Matthew Neenan, and Thaddeus Davis. After two seasons, Meindersee joined Milwaukee Ballet in 2011. Throughout her time in the Company, she has had the honor of performing in Matthew Neenan’s The Last Glass, Amy Seiwert's Requiem and world premier of In Passing, the Snow Queen in Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker, the Queen of the Dryads in Michael Pink's Don Quixote, as well as Luca Veggetti's world premiere of Scene/Six. This is Ms. Meindersee's fifth season with Milwaukee Ballet.