Sponsored by Barbara A. Mangiafico 

Michael Rinderle was born in Minneapolis, MN but primarily grew up in Milwaukee, WI. He began his training at Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy and was then accepted into Canada’s National Ballet School. During his time there, he was exposed to a range of international teachers and dancers and went to the Royal Danish Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School via exchange programs. Upon graduation, Rinderle was hired as an Apprentice dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, where he performed in works by John Neumeier, Christopher Wheeldon, and Robert Binet.   

Rinderle then moved back to Milwaukee to join Milwaukee Ballet II, where he performed in works by Adam McKinney, Thom Dancy, and Kristopher Estes-Brown. He also danced alongside the Company in Michael Pink’s Coppélia and The Nutcrackeras well as Mariana Oliveira’s Pagliacci. Rinderle’s passion for different art mediums also led him to create painted set design for Timothy O’Donnell’s Sacreas well as animated set design for Michael Pink’s revised The Nutcracker: Short & Sweet. Rinderle was recently promoted into the main Company for the 2021/22 Season.   

Discover More

School & Academy

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy provides an encouraging environment where all ages are invited to find and refine their artistry.

Learn More

Milwaukee Ballet II

The next generation of dancers. These dancers have dedicated a year of their lives to ballet, training, and performances.

Learn More

Donate Today

Supporters of Milwaukee Ballet deserve a standing ovation for their lasting impact on both the company and our community.

Learn More

Current Season

Our 2022/23 Season of Timeless Tales offers an escape into a world where imaginations run free.

Learn More