Kate Seethaler earned an MFA in Dance from Smith College in May 2016. While at Smith, she studied composition, technique, improvisation and theory with Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, Rodger Blum, Jenn Nugent and Mike Vargas, amongst others. She earned a BA in Dance, with minors in theater and philosophy, from Springfield College in 2008. Kate has most recently collaborated with and performed in dance works by Jenn Nugent, Katie Martin, Stephanie Maher, Joy Davis and Emily Lukasewski. She has participated in training workshops led by Kirstie Simson and David Dorfman, in addition to Bates Dance Festival (2009) and MELT at Movement Research (2011). She received her full mat and equipment classical Pilates certification from In Balance Pilates in 2012 through Aldrich Pilates studio in New Haven, CT. In 2015, Kate attended Bates Dance Festival as a collaborator and performer in work by Kellie Ann Lynch, one of the festival's Emerging Choreographers. Kate's choreographic work has been performed at Elm City Dance Festival, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Smith College, Springfield College, The Taft School and The Ethel Walker School. Her current choreographic interests lie in dismantling the hierarchy between audience and performer(s).