Carlee Bertero was born in Northern Nevada and began studying dance at an early age at Fascinating Rhythm School of Performing Arts in Reno. While she studied all types of dance, her interest centered around Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Carlee was invited to join the Sierra Nevada Ballet Apprentice program in 2012; was raised to the first company in 2013; to featured corps member in 2016, to demi soloist in 2017, and then to soloist in 2021.
2020 marks Carlee's 10th year performing with the Sierra Nevada Ballet. She has performed in many SNB story ballets such as Peanutcracker-The Story In A Nutshell, Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty-A Fairy's Tale, A Midsummer Nights Dream- A Steam Punk Ballet and Twelfth Night-A Ballet Noir. She created demi soloist roles such as one of the four Bon Bons and A Flower Soloist in Peanutcracker; one of the four Lead Swans in Swan Lake; one of the two lead Sisters in Cinderella and one of the three main Fairies in Sleeping Beauty. She has performed as a featured dancer with SNB annually in Dancing By The River as part of Reno's ARTOWN Festival and in SNB's annual Brew Brats and Ballet in Reno and Carson City.