Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Kate Weatherly has spent her life dancing. While she has experience in various genres of dance, her specialty is Irish dancing. After learning, performing, and competing in the Southeast, Kate moved to Ireland to obtain a BA in Irish Traditional Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. She performed with the Brú Ború Cultural Centre, with the Irish Harp Orchestra’s German Christmas Tour, and at the 40th Annual Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France. In Birmingham, Kate worked with Children’s Dance Foundation as a Creative Arts Camp Manager and a regular Teaching Artist for studio classes and classes with community partners. Kate completed her Masters in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago in 2015. Promoting dance experiences with youth and communities is a passion of hers, and she is very happy to be in her third year as the Education, Outreach & Operations Manager with Thodos Dance Chicago.