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Meet Miss Kathryn

Meet Kathryn Bird, Ballet Mistress & Co-Owner of Aspire Dance CNY. Kathryn gained her early training in Portland, Maine under Maine State Ballet artistic director Linda Miele and ballet mistress Beverly Lowe. As a soloist and founding company member of the Maine State Ballet she danced many roles in the Nutcracker as well as many of Miele’s original neo-classical works, giving her her “Balanchine style” lines and performance quality. She studied dance at Connecticut College’s prestigious Dance Department later dancing with contemporary Blacken Tan Dance Co. in Washington State under the direction of Danielle Brosco. After taking 10 years off from dance to have and raise her children, with the occasional stint as choreographer for local musical theater shows, she returned to dance as a ballet instructor for Desert Sun Performing Arts in AZ. After moving to CNY in 2013, Miss Kathryn became an instructor for Linda Bell and The Dance Studio CNY in Manlius and Camillus. Helping Miss Sarah acquire and develop Aspire Dance has been an unexpected step in her dance journey, but she is looking forward to the adventure. She brings to the classroom her love of performance and a keen eye for technique. She hopes to create a passion and excitement around ballet technique while helping to develop strong, knowledgeable, safe dancers that shine on stage! 📷Cred @newmanphotographycny

Kathryn Bird, Aspire Dance ballet mistress