The Dancers

Kate Kadow

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Kate Kadow is originally from Winter Park, Florida and began her training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under Marcia Dale Weary.

Kate attended the Kirov Academy in Washington DC on scholarship before finished her training with renowned Cuban coach Magaly Suarez in south Florida.

At the age of 14, she performed alongside dancers from American Ballet Theater at a Stiefel and Stars summer intensive, training under Ethan Stiefel, Gillian Murphy, Amanda McKerrow, and John Gardner.

She joined the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, touring internationally and performing roles including Gamzatti in La Baydere, Medora in Le Corsaire, as well as Flames of Paris by Vainonen, Satanella  by Mazilier, La Spectre de La Rose by Fokine, Giselle, Swan Lake and Alberto Alonso’s Carmen.

In 2009 Kate joined the New York-based Morphoses: The Wheeldon Company in 2009, working with choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Alexi Ratmansky, and Tim Harbour.

In 2012 Kate became principal dancer at State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, California, with highlights including, Kitri in Don Quixote, the title role in William Soleau’s Firebird, The Shrew in Robert Sund’s Taming of the Shrew, The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Tiger Lily in Alice in Wonderland and new works by Rodney Gustafson, Edgar Zendejas, Autumn Eckmann, Cassandra Newberry, and Peter Pucci.

Kate joined Barak Ballet in Los Angeles in 2016, performing world premiere works by company director Melissa Barak, including Dimitierre and Eos Chasma, and being featured on television and in music videos.

In 2017 she was featured in new works by choreographers Andrea Shermoly, Nicolas Blanc and Robert Deckers.

Kate has performed as a guest artist throughout the United States and internationally, highlights include The Alina Cojocaru, Johann Kobberg and Friends gala in Florida, the International Ballet Festival of Miami, Grand Rapids Ballet, and a 36 city tour of China where she performed the role of Beauty in Robert Sund’s Beauty and the Beast.

Kate joined the RNZB in January 2018 and made her New Zealand debut in The Piano: the ballet.

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