About Kate

Originally from Chicago, Kate Coleman's ballet training got underway at the age of two and a half with a small studio in Naperville, Illinois after she broke her femur in a tunnel slide accident. The doctors recommended dance as therapy to walk again, and as they say “the rest is history.” Kate’s formal training took her to The Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago, Illinois at the age of nine. There she studied under many notable teachers including the late, Larry Long, Birute Barodicaite and Patricia Klekovic. Kate Joined Forum Jazz Dance Theater in 2009 under the direction of Eddy Ocampo and Ballet Master Brent Caburnay. While with FJDT Kate performed choreography that was set for her company by Harrison McEldowney, and several other renowned choreographers in Austria, Italy and Germany as part of Young Tansommer dance festival. In her final Year with FJDT she became a member of Regional Dance America and danced as a soloist in a showcase at the international convention in Montreal, Canada.

She went on to further her education at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Dance Theater in June of 2016. While attending school she studied classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, Horton modern, pointe, and partnering. She also created, directed and choreographed two student productions, including a site-specific work based on the poems of Shel Silverstien. Kate discovered her love for dance on film during her time in LA and directed, edited and choreographed a student film to learn every aspect of the art of film. She is currently a company member of LA Contemporary Dance Company. She recently was the principle dancer for Tiffany and Company’s Rodeo Drive Industrial and performed with the Mowgli’s.

Throughout her many years of dance Kate has had the privilege of working with countless choreographers that have inspired and shaped her into the dancer she is today, including: Nicole Berger, Tracy Silver, Doriana Sanchez, Bonnie Story, Louis Jones, Katherine Tokarz, Leslie Stevens, Genevieve Carson, Brent Caburnay, Christian Denise, Lizzie MacKenzie Pontarelli, and many more.


Past < Present > Future

Here you can see Kate's photos and videos, past choreography and performances, and find out where you can see Kate dance next.

  • Photos and Videos

  • Upcoming Performances

    Event 1
    Tempo Dance Festival
    Event 2
    Conerts of Music for Children
    Loyola Marymount University
    January 29th 1pm & 3pm
    Free and Open to the Public
  • Previous Choreography

    Tales of the Universe (2018) Dance Film Series
    Ending as We Begin (2016) Film
    Fetters and Feathers (2018) Cilience Music Video
    Good For Each Other (2018) Gray Bashew Music Video
    Lasso (2017) Gabe Lopez Music Video
    Kaleidoscope (2017) Cluster Fu Production
    End of Trying (2017) Dance in Progress
    Ending as We Begin (2016) Film
    Where the Sidewalk Ends (2016) Student Production
    Contentions (2015) Student Production
    The Illusionist (2015) Dance Concert
    Feeling the Empty (2014) Student Production
    What You’re Missing (2013) Dance Workshop
    The Equilibrium (2013) Dance Workshop
    My Strongest Suit (2012) Talent Forum Recital
    Non Senza (2012) Forum Jazz Dance Theater [Adjudicated by RDA]
  • Previous Performances

    Anais: A Dance Opera Janet Roston
    Rift LA Contemporary
    Force Majuere LA Contemporary
    Adobe Max Conference (The Mowgli's) Charissa Barton
    Tiffany and Company Rodeo Drive Industrial Bonnie Story
    InVisible Kai Hazelwood
    McCullum Choreography Festival Nicole Berger
    Iconic Doriana Sanchez
    C. Eule Dance Summer Soiree Caron Eule
    Reflection Doriana Sanchez, Nicole Berger, Alex Little
    Four Quartets Marina Benedict, Nicole Berger
    Daylight Come Ricky Palomino
    Body Language Kyle McHargh, Genevive Carson, Louis Jones
    Trip the Light Fantastic Tracy Silver, DJ Smart, Nicole Berger
    Flight Tracy Silver, Nicole Berger, Dasha Tertova
    Regional Dance America Nationals Eddy Ocampo, Brent Caburnay

Performance Sample

Below is a collection of performance highlights from previous shows. Choreographer credits for the dance reel go to Nicole Berger, Ricky palomino, Dasha Tertova, Kyle McHargh and herself.