Miss Kati’s is a passionate, dedicated choreographer, educator and evaluator. She graduated from one of Europa’s best known ballet school the Hungarian University of Dance Arts in Budapest as a professional dance arts performer. She was trained in Russian Vaganova technique, character/folk dance, pointe, pas de deux, acting, music and choreography, as well as history of arts. As a member of the Hungarian State Opera her repertoire included Aïda, Giselle, Gypsy Baron, La Traviata, Macbeth, Nutcracker, Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Sylvia, Tales of Hoffmann, the Walpurgisnacht scene from Faust and others, along with a range of contemporary work.
After leaving Hungary, Miss Kati taught at the Scuola di Danza Suzanna Egri, Torino, Italy. In addition to technique, she taught classical repertoire and prepared students to compete at the International Ballet Competition in Lausanne. She left Italy to dance and choreograph in her role as Assistant to the Artistic Director in the Theatre of Ulm, Germany.
Since arriving in Edmonton, Canada in 1992, Miss Kati has taught, choreographed and run examinations for organizations like the Vaganova Dance Society, the Royal Glenora Club, Variations Academy of Dance, Dansation, Sandra Gray School of Dancing, Citie Ballet, Dance Theme, Dance at Brijet’s, DanceCo, Miss Joanne’s School of Dance and others. She has also been in demand as a private instructor and choreographer as well as for audition preparation.
Miss Kati's primary focus has been as a ballet educator and choreographer, teaching ballet, pointe, modern dance and flexibility technique. Working with several competitive schools, she has had the opportunity to develop a remarkable choreographic repertoire ranging from classical and romantic through neoclassical and contemporary. Her work regularly achieves high scores and awards. Miss Kati has been a Vaganova examiner for the past 30 years, and she is an adjudicator for ballet competitions.
Miss Kati's instruction helps students improve arm co-ordination, presentation, different styles of dancing, characterization, jumps, turns, lifts, strength, flexibility, and other elements essential to a professional or competitive career. Her philosophy on dance is “you should never stop learning”. In addition to encouraging her students to take advantage of every training opportunity outside of their own studios, Miss Kati offers educational trips to Budapest, Hungary during Spring Break.
Miss Kati is excited to be teaching at Lecky School of Dancing and wishes a great year for all students and teachers.