Children’s Division Coordinator Pre-Primary, Primary Ballet, Ballet, Pointe
Kathy Reeves began her dance training at the age of five at The Raleigh School of Dance Arts. During her early teens, she performed with the Raleigh Civic Ballet Company. At the age of fifteen, she left home to study ballet at The North Carolina School of the Arts. She studied with many ballet greats such as Mimi Paul, Melissa Hayden, Joysanne Sidimus, Gyula Pandi, Gina Vidal, Robert Lindgren, and Duncan Noble. Kathy was awarded two merit scholarships and had many performance opportunities at the school including being chosen to dance in an original piece choreographed by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.
Upon graduation from high school, Kathy continued her studies on scholarship at The Pennsylvania Ballet School, where she had the honor of studying with Lupe Serrano, Fiona Fuerstner, and Dane Lafontsee. She performed with The Pennsylvania Ballet for two years, under the direction Of Robert Weiss.
Kathy has taught dance in local studios for over twenty years, teaching ballet, pointe, jazz, and pre-dance. She has taught at Sandell Studio in Chapel Hill, The Studio Dance and Gymnastics Center in Durham, and Encore Academy of Dance in Durham. She has also been a guest teacher for The Triangle Youth Ballet. Kathy loves working with young children and has founded Tumble Tots, a summer enrichment program for area preschools. She also began the creative movement program for Aldersgate Weekday School. Kathy is a first grade teacher at Eno Valley Elementary school, where she also enjoys incorporating movement into the curriculum.
Ms. Reeves earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from UNC at Chapel Hill. Her concentration was in marketing, but her love was teaching. She returned to UNC to earn her teaching licensure and is now a certified teacher in birth to kindergarten and K-6. Being able to combine her love of dance with her passion to teach is a blessing, but her greatest blessing in life is her two beautiful daughters, Jennifer and Lindsey.
Ms. Reeves has earned her certification as an ABT instructor for Pre-Primary - Level 3.