Kate Kislingbury

Young woman with long hair
B.F.A. in Dance, Senior

Favorite class in Theatre and Dance:

My favorite class is our PDPR (projects in dance performance and repertory) class where we rehearse and prepare for our performances. The sessions are rehearsals for DRT (Dance Repertory Theatre), which works on choreography set up professors or guest artists work. We also rehearse for the annual production Ears, Eyes + Feet which gives students from the Butler School of Music, Department of Art and Art History and our department the opportunity to collaborate and create work. I have gained so much respect for my fellow dancers and professors by seeing how their artistic minds create work.

Favorite thing about Austin:

The diversity of Austin has always been a huge bonus for me. There are so many types of people, food, and music around that you can always take an adventure to a new place and experience something completely different, which I find very important and beneficial not only for my school work but also for opening up my experiences as a person. The opportunities that surface in this city are also a very important aspect of why I love it so much. I can go to auditions, see dance shows, poetry readings, theater plays and live music almost any night of the week (if my homework allows for it!)

Favorite place to study:

My favorite place to study would probably have to be the Fine Arts Library or the Starbucks in the Red Zone. The library has huge windows and a quiet atmosphere and Starbucks has amazing music and coffee!

About Kate:

I was born in Sherman, Texas and moved to Galveston when I was about two. I have been dancing for about 16 years now and have been in a large variety of performances ranging from acting to singing and of course dancing. Performances include: Peter and the Wolf (Peter), Coppelia, Grease (Patty Simcox), Cabaret (Rosie), La Bayedare, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse), Hades Ladies (Sharon) and many more. I was honored and excited to dance at the Classical Ballet Festival, South by Southwest and and Houston's Free Press Summerfest.