BA, Dance Education – The Boston Conservatory, Bridgewater State College
Licensed Dance Educator, Mass Department of Education (Pre K – 12)
Kathleen has successfully directed the Pembroke School of Performing Arts since 1988, producing over 100 full length shows, numerous performances and participating in several area and national competitions as well as leading her students in thousands of hours in community service performances. She currently teaches General Division, Jr Company and Sr. Company levels as well as Dance Team at Pembroke School of Performing Arts.
Kathleen attended Boston Conservatory of Music, Dance and Drama studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, and Modern Dance as well as Dance Pedagogy, Labanotation, Composition and Choreography. Kathleen has designed and instructed classes for the Town of Hanover, Pembroke, Whitman, Massasoit Community College, and for Bridgewater State College Arts for Youth Summer Program.
Kathleen has received various competition awards, costume design awards, choreography awards, and was voted Talent America‘s National Dance Teacher of the Year in 1994 and received the prestigious Friend of the Girl Scout Award in 2003 for her work with the Melinda Caroll Girl Scout Concert. She is a member of the DaCi International and has performed with the Bridgewater Dance Company at Bridgewater State College, Boston Conservatory, Dance Kaleidoscope, Duxbury Bay Players, and more.
In Dec 2004, Kathleen designed and implemented a “Hip Hop Dance Unit” for the Pembroke Community Middle School (Based on Mass Dept of Education Curriculum Frameworks) which led to the 2005 formation of a PCMS Hip Hop Club, which Kathleen co-organized and instructed. Kathleen’s Hip Hop Unit was also implemented at the Kingston Middle School Jan 2005, and taught at the North Quincy High School dance Program. Her Angelina Ballerina Camp, designed to partner with literature, and foster creativity and self expression for preschoolers, was a highlight beginning in the PSPA Summer Program 2005.
Kathleen produced and choreographed “Peter and the Wolf” 2009, Nutcracker, The Maid of Sweets 2008, The Wizard of Oz 2008. Her team choreography continues to receive National recognition, special awards and medals at area competitions. Kathleen actively continues to refine her craft and training in dance education and returned to college 2002. She received a BA in Dance Education (pre-k-12) from Bridgewater State College, and is licensed to teach Dance by Mass Department of Education (pre-K – 12) May 2005. She has written several published articles on dance and teaching.