As an instructor Kathy has taught and choreographed internationally at various schools, studios, conventions, and universities, including NYC's world famous Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Dance Center, and with Dance Masters of America. She was also on faculty with Pushing Progress workshops for 10 years, and worked with their NYC-based Pre-Professional Contemporary Training Program. Kathy was also the ballet director for the Nourish Through Movement Tour, on which she also performed as a principal dancer.
As a competitive dance studio instructor and choreographer, Kathy is also quite accomplished, having worked at dozens of studios across the U.S. and Canada, and is also an adjudicator and master teacher for multiple top U.S. and Canadian dance competitions. Working in the competitive dance industry for over twelve years she has choreographed hundreds of competitive dance numbers and received numerous National Top Scores and Title Winners. She is also a highly sought after competitive coach, bringing her years of professional experience to help dancers of every level shine on stage to their fullest potential as unique individuals.
Kathy is known for bringing a fresh perspective on training and performance to her classes, and her own passion for hard work and learning new information fills her classes with an energetic and positive class environment. With a background of using the knowledge of human anatomy to approach technique, and her own deep understanding of translating this information to movement, Kathy enjoys making these ideas accessible to dancers of all ages and levels to create strength, consistency, and self-awareness in a dancer's training. Kathy is also just as passionate about helping dancers to grow and develop their creative side, bringing her professional performance experience and acting training into helping dancers find and trust their own unique inner voice, and bring this into their own rehearsals, performance, and choreography.
As a choreographer, Kathy loves to set work on young dancers and pre-professional students and search for what will most inspire and challenge them. Her works have been set at multiple arts programs and have been shown in various showcases across the U.S. She upholds the same set of values for her competitive choreography as well, not only exposing young dancers to styles current in the dance industry, but also making thematic choices that are accessible for their age and maturity levels, thus helping them to find their own story in the work and begin to develop their artistry. Kathy is passionate about teaching and the use of choreography as the greatest teaching tool for young dancers, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with students of all levels and all ages. You can view a full resume of Kathy's teaching and choreography experience upon request by email.