Kate Rowan began her training at Salt Creek Ballet under the direction of Patricia Sigurdson (American Ballet Theatre) where she performed major roles as a full company member. At Salt Creek she was privileged to train and perform with many of the great artists of our time, including Angel Corella, Julie Kent, and Ethan Stiefel from American Ballet Theatre. Ms. Kent and Mr. Stiefel are well known from their roles in the film Center Stage. Other instructors came from prestigious companies such as The Kirov Ballet, The Royal Ballet of London, Martha Graham, Hubbard Street Dance, The Joffrey Ballet, and River North Dance. Ms. Rowan has since gone on to study with Homer Bryant Ballet, Ruth Page DanceFoundation, and Lou Conte Dance Studio. Along side this great training, she also studied in London at the Pineapple Dance Studio with artists from The Royal Ballet of London. In May of 2007 Kate was honored to perform as a dancer with the internationally acclaimed pop star, September, known for her single “Cry for You” which was no. 1 on the Billboard Charts for 3 weeks. Kate’s repertory includes Kitri from Don Quixote, The Forceful Fairy & The Lilac Fairy from The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Graduation Ball, Coppelia, Veils of Anger, Just Desserts, Air, Lyric Suite, as well as performing The Sugar Plum Fairy, Lead Marzipan, and Lead Flower as Guest Lead Artist in The Nutcracker. Kate is also an avid and well-received choreographer. This Is A Lie and Prelude are just two of her works in which she performed at a Dance For Life Benefit in addition to being chosen to choreograph for Dance Chance under the direction of Julie Nakagawa Bottcher, DanceWorks Chicago. Kate has been instructing dance for 13 years, with many of her privately trained students having gone on to dance in The Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker & Othello. Kate is currently teaching for The Joffrey Ballet Academy and Salt Creek Ballet. While dancing professionally full time, instructing, and choreographing, she has also obtained her B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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