Gretchen Shoot graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky with her B.A. in Theatre. She has stage managed over 50 productions for multiple theatre groups across Central Kentucky. In 2010 she was a stage manager for the Alltech World Equestrian Games and has worked as a casting associate for the major motion pictures Seabiscuit and Dreamer. From 2005 to 2010, she served as the Business Manager for the Woodford Theatre in Versailles, Kentucky and currently works in the Fine Arts Division at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. She is actively pursuing a career in stage management with Cirque du Soleil.