Head instructor, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop
Kate began her creative ballet training at age 4 at the Clytie Adams School of Ballet, where she continued, building a rigorous schedule of classical ballet en pointe, modern and jazz technique and performance until age 18. During those years and during her time at Whitman College, she also trained and performed with local artists and school dance companies in modern, jazz, hip hop, african, belly dancing and theater dance, with heavy focus on choreographic theory.
Teaching students, even more than performing, is something that runs in her blood. Young ballet and creative dance students need to connect deeply to both the enchantment of dance and the athleticism of technique in order to truly dance. A good teacher will find and fuel a student’s joy of movement at every single step of training without compromising excellent technique and sound pedagogy.
Kate sees the unique dancer in every child and has been teaching students of all ages for nearly 10 years at the school where she was trained. She is new to Washington, D.C., and looks forward to seeing the spirits of your children bloom as their strength, balance, coordination, and grace grows.