About K8

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Kate McSwain is a Senior-level figure skater and choreographer working to advance a greater understanding of—and appreciation for—artistry in the sport. (View Kate’s resume or choreography reel.)

She travels across the country, offering coaching and choreography, in addition to her Sk8tivity artistic clinics, to help fellow figure skaters adapt to the newer International Judging System (IJS) Component requirements and perform at their highest artistic potential.

For the past 7 years, she has also worked as an instructor in yoga, Pilates, and dance.

Kate has choreographed show programs for several nationally-renowned competitors, including:

Read more about Kate’s choreography.

Experience & Training

Kate McSwain trained as an elite figure skater for nearly 15 years, including at the Detroit Skating Club and more recently, the Broadmoor Skating Club in Colorado Springs, CO.

An AIT-Certified Choreographer and member of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA), Kate has choreographed multiple productions and musicals both on and off the ice and is knowledgeable about performance concepts such as stage presence, body awareness, emotional expression, and artistic presentation.

With a theater degree from the University of Colorado, extensive training in dance, Pilates, and yoga, and substantial performance experience, she brings a fresh, out-of-the-box perspective to expression in figure skating.

Read more about Kate’s experience & training in figure skating, dance, Pilates, and yoga.

Awards & Honors

Kate is a current board member of American Ice Theatre and former board member of ProSkaters.

For More Information on Kathryn McSwain

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