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Kate’s Busy Summer Traveling & Teaching

This summer, Kate traveled the country widely for various coaching and choreography opportunities. In June, she taught choreography, energy styles, and core body movement at a Grassroots2Champions (G2C) seminar in Atlanta, GA, alongside Nick Perna and Sheila Thelen. Then in … Continue reading

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Kate’s TOI Teams Take on Nationals in Evansville, IN

This year, Kate choreographed for two teams competing in Indiana for the U.S. Figure Skating Theatre on Ice (TOI) Nationals. The Colonial Figure Skating Club’s team, “Broadway Blades,” entered the Intermediate division and North Shore Skating Club’s team, “Crystal Blades,” … Continue reading

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First-Ever American Contemporary Skating Festival a Success

Thanks to generous sponsorship by the American Ice Theatre (AIT), Kate organized the first annual American Contemporary Skating Festival in Boston earlier this month. This unprecedented weekend event of learning, networking, and community-building was made possible through support from AIT … Continue reading

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AIT-Boston Performs at the U.S. Open

Guest skaters from across the nation traveled to Nashville, TN to represent AIT – Boston (the Boston chapter of American Ice Theatre) at the U.S. Open this May. Skaters included: Garrett Kling, Liz Schmidt, Meg Renaldi-Young, Su Wagner, Robert Mauti, Victoria … Continue reading

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Kate Presents Choreo Seminar for TOI

Kate traveled just outside Washington, D.C. to give a presentation titled “Tools of Choreography” at the Theatre on Ice (TOI) Seminar sponsored by U.S. Figure Skating. This one-day event offered a seminar covering 3 topics and an open competition for … Continue reading

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Kate Consults with WV TOI Team

Kate returned to Charleston, West Viginia, to help the Charleston Figure Skating Club‘s new Theatre on Ice (TOI) team again. She advised the team and coaches on choreography and choreographic elements, building on the material covered in her workshop there … Continue reading

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Kate & Garrett At It Again with CE Video

USFSA has asked Kate and Garrett to co-choreograph the CE demonstration video for a third time. Each year, the U.S. Figure Skating Association provides info regarding the Choreographic Elements (“CEs”) required for the coming season’s Theatre on Ice (TOI) competitions. … Continue reading

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