Kat Wildish • Ballet
Kat Wildish grew up and began dancing in Tampa, Florida. It wasn’t long before she was touring with superstars Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Cynthia Gregory, and Fernando Bujones. She went on to study at the School of American Ballet, and perform with both New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She was hand-picked for NYCB by George Balanchine and for ABT by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Kat brings many styles to the studio, from her own extensive studies of Balanchine, Vaganova, Cecchetti, Royal Ballet, and ABT. She helped develop the ABT® National Training Curriculum, and is certified through Level 7 and Pas de Deux (the highest levels). She has graced nearly every major New York studio as faculty, is on faculty in Pace University’s renowned Commercial Dance Program, and teaches master classes internationally. Her students have been seen on stage in Aladdin, Chicago, The King and I, Disney’s Frozen, King Kong, The Radio City Rockettes, and countless TV and movie productions. Kat also produces several NYC theater showcases each year, with casts up to 250 dancers! To study with Kat is to be the beneficiary of superlative technical training, a lifetime of accumulated ballet lore, and a generous, elegant spirit. She prepares her students not only to dance beautifully, but to live with grace, harmony, and presence.
Teaching Specialties: Ballet, Pointe, Variations Pas de Deux, Somatic Stretch, Body Conditioning