Company Member since 2017
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.” At the age of nine, Kate’s formal training took her to The Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago, Illinois followed by Forum Jazz Dance Theater (FJDT) in 2009 under the direction of Eddy Ocampo and Ballet Master Brent Caburnay. While with FJDT, Kate performed in Austria, Italy and Germany as part of Young Tansommer dance festival, was 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 graduate with a BFA in Dance Theater from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy Los Angeles in June of 2016. While there, she created, directed and choreographed two student productions, including a site-specific work based on the poems of Shel Silverstein, and directed, edited and choreographed a student film after discovering her love for dance on film.
Kate is the director, choreographer and dancer for an original web series entitled Tales of the Universe. She danced in the Avignon, France L’Off Festival as the writer and feminist Anais Nin in Anais: A Dance Opera. She has gotten to share dance in places like Morocco, New Zealand, Argentina, and more. Kate has worked in TV and film such as VEEP, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Rutherford Falls, Deadwood: the Movie and more.
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, Harrison McEldowney and many more. She is thrilled to be a part of LACDC!
Collaborations with LACDC: Choreographer for LACDC x Loyola Marymount University Children's Music Concerts, sponsored by the Sinatra Opera Workshop.