Kathy VanDereedt is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer working out of NYC. She performed in the company :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. Kathy was in the 2010 Nourish Through Movement Tour, as the company ballet director and featured dancer in the show. She also performed multiple years 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 LOFT in their 2012 fall season at BPAC and on tour, among other company projects. Kathy assisted and performed under Chris Hale for many years, and has also performed the works of Sidra Bell, Manuel Vignoulle, Maya Escueta, and Anna Vollmar. She has also worked commercial and industrial events, incuding an event alongside Betsey Johnson as a dancer and model for her perfume Too Too at Sephora on 5th Ave.
Kathy performed as Veronica in Saturday Night Fever and understudied the roles of Stephanie, Flo and Doreen with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She was also a dancer and aerialist in the production of In The Air, under the direction of Jeremy Plummer.
As a teacher and choreographer Kathy has worked internationally and across the United States and is currently on faculty with “:pushing progress a workshop,” and their pre-professional 8 month Contemporary Training Program. Kathy also teaches for Dance Masters of America. Her choreography has garnered numerous honors and awards at showcases and regional and national competitions.
With a focus in her training on the study of human anatomy and how it translates to technique and 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. She also brings her acting training to her dance instruction, bringing a unique approach to her coaching of dancers in intention and story-telling.
Find out more about Kathy at www.KathyVandereedt.com.