Kathy VanDereedt - Modern
Kathy VanDereedt is a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer working out of NYC. Kathy started her professional career dancing for three years in the company: pushing progress, under the direction of Calen Kurka, appearing in their 2006 New York Debut BARE. She continued to work with and assist Calen Kurka as a principal dancer in noesis: Kinetics, performing most recently in the work recognition.docx. In 2010 Kathy traveled with the Nourish Through Movement Tour as a featured dancer in the show and Company Ballet Director. She also performed numerous original works and repertory as a company member of Bryn Cohn & Artists under the direction of Bryn Cohn.
Kathy has also performed with BODYART under the direction of Leslie Scott, appearing in the evening-length work LOFT at BPAC and on their 2012 Tour. With BODYART she also performed a large-scale site-specific work at the Queens Botanical Gardens as part of Queens Art Express. Kathy also had the privilege of assisting and performing numerous works under Chris Hale for many years and has also performed the works of Sidra Bell, Manuel Vignoulle, Adam Cates, Rachelle Rak, Maya Escueta, and Anna Vollmar. She has also done a wide variety of industrial and live events as a dancer and model.
Theatre credits include the International touring company of Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl, u/s Babette), and with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Kathy performed Saturday Night Fever (Veronica; u/s Stephanie; u/s Doreen; u/s Flo). She also performed as a dancer and aerialist in the production of In The Air.
As a teacher and choreographer Kathy has worked internationally and across the United States at numerous studios, workshops, conventions, university, and high schools, and is currently on faculty with “: pushing progress a workshop,” introducing her to hundreds of new students each year. She is also on faculty with their pre-professional 8-month Contemporary Training Program and has taught at New York City’s Broadway Dance Center and for Dance Masters of America. Her choreography has garnered numerous honors and awards at showcases and regional and national competitions, and her work has been selected numerous times to be performed at the National High School Dance Festival in Philadelphia, a showcase for high school arts programs across the nation. Kathy is also an adjudicator with Starquest Dance Competition, Revolution National Talent Competition, Power of Dance, and Shine Dance Competitions.
We are so excited to have Kathy back with us this year for our summer dance intensive.