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.