Miriam Ernest (Corps de ballet) began her ballet studies at the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater and continued training at the School of the Grand Rapids Ballet Company. She danced for two years as a Professional Division student at Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She performed corps de ballet roles in Kent Stowell's Cinderella and The Nutcracker, Jerome Robbins' Glass Pieces, Peter Boal's Giselle, George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Ronald Hynd's The Sleeping Beauty. She has worked with Texture Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh and with Grand Rapids Ballet Company under the directorship of Patricia Barker. Miriam joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2012.