Roger grew up in Massachusetts and trained at the Lexington School of Ballet and the Boston Ballet School. He continued training at Amherst College, where he danced in works by Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, and Doris Humphrey, and graduated with degrees in Geology and English. Roger has attended intensives at Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, as well as residencies with Mark Morris, American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and the Martha Graham Dance Company.
Roger joined Louisville Ballet in 2013. He has performed roles in Coppelia, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Giselle, Adam Hougland’s Cold Virtues and Union, Val Caniparoli’s Cinderella and Spaghetti Western, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, and Balanchine’s Square Dance, Kammermusik #2, Western Symphony, and Theme and Variations. Roger also originated roles in Lucas Jervies’ What Light Is To Our Eyes and Adam Hougland’s Petrouchka. In 2016, Roger danced with The Australian Ballet in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake.