A Maine girl at heart, Kate Speer is a dancer, choreographer, and writer who frequently attends Bates Dance Festival to get her dance fix. She has studied with such artists as David Dorfman, Doug Varone, Michael Foley, Odile Duboc, Leah Stein, Gesel Mason, and Lisa Kraus. Speer has an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado Boulder and a BA in Dance and Biology from Swarthmore College. An avid scholar, she has presented research at UCLA’s Dance Under Construction Conference, Society of Dance History Scholars, and Congress on Research and Dance. Her own choreography has been supported by the Puffin Foundation and the Community Education Center’s New Edge Artist Mix Series, and has been presented in Boulder International Fringe Festival, Philly Fringe, ETC Performance Series, and FAB Dance Showcase.

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