Janel Meindersee began her professional ballet career at Oregon Ballet Theatre in 2008, and she went on to dance with Nevada Ballet Theatre for two seasons before joining Milwaukee Ballet in 2011. While in Milwaukee, Meindersee had the honor of performing classical, contemporary, and world premier works by both local and international choreographers. After 7 seasons in Milwaukee, Meindersee moved to Madison to study full time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While pursuing her education, Meindersee continues to perform as a freelance artist with local dance companies and choreographers. She enjoys exploring her artistic voice both within and outside of the of limits of traditional ballet companies, where she has spent the majority of her career.