Kathy VanDereedt is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer working out of NYC. Kathy danced for three years in :pushing progress, under the direction of Calen Kurka, appearing in their New York Debut BARE. She now continues to work with Calen Kurka as a principal dancer and assistant in noesis:KinetiCs, performing most recently in the Capezio A.C.E. Awards.
Kathy has traveled throughout the west coast on the Nourish Through Movement Tour as a featured dancer in the show and company ballet director. She has performed at numerous venues and events as a company member of Bryn Cohn & Artists under the direction of Bryn Cohn, including REVERBdance APAP Showcase, WestFest at Merce Cunningham, and Young Choreographer’s Festival at Symphony Space, to name a few.
Kathy has also performed with BODYART under the direction of Leslie Scott, appearing in their show LOFT at BPAC and on their 2012 Texas Tour. She also performed a site-specific work at the Queens Botanical Gardens as part of the Queens Art Express event.
Kathy has had the privilege of assisting and performing under Chris Hale for many years, being seen most recently in Hoot!, and has also performed the works of Sidra Bell, Manuel Vignoulle, Maya Escueta, and Anna Vollmar. She also worked alongside Betsey Johnson as a dancer and model for an event for her perfume Too Too at Sephora on 5th Ave.
As a teacher and choreographer, Kathy has worked at numerous studios, workshops, conventions, high schools and colleges from coast to coast, 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. Her choreography has garnered numerous honors and awards at showcases and regional and national competitions, and her work has been selected four times to be performed at the National High School Dance Festival in Philadelphia. With a focus in her training on the study of human anatomy and how it translates to technique and contemporary movement, Kathy relates these ideas in her teaching, as a means to help guide other dancers in understanding their instrument and explore deeper into their own individual artistry.
Find out more about Kathy at www.kathyvandereedt.com.