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Kate attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, receiving her BFA in 2001. Soon after moving to New York she became a scholarship student and understudy with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2002. While working with Mr. Cunningham she participated in the creation of the dances, Split Sides and Views on Stage. Kate joined Shen Wei Dance Arts (SWDA) in 2005 and participated in the creations of the dances, MAP, Re-I, Re-III, Connect Transfer II, Undivided Divided, Limited States, Collective Measures, In Black White and Gray and Neither. Kate was named rehearsal director of SWDA in 2009. She has conducted master classes and workshops as well as performed all over Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Kate staged Shen Wei’s Re-II for Les Grand Ballet in Montreal, Rite of Spring and Behind Resonance for The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and Behind Resonance for Rutgers University. As education director, she helped create a dance-in-education program for New York City public and private schools. Kate has implemented this education workshop at P.S. 218, P.S. 5, I.S. 311, The Columbia School, and The Dalton School among others. Her own works have been performed at DeSales University, the United Nations, Park Avenue Armory, South Carolina Governor’s School, Milano Teatro Scuola Paolo Grassi, Fabbrica Europa, Performatica festivals and West Park Presbyterian Church. Kate is founder and co-curator of Watusi Regime, a site-specific collaborative performance series in NYC.