Kate Medhus was born and raised in the capital region and began dancing at the age of 4. She studied ballet and modern dance at the School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet where she became a member of the junior company and eventually toured with the Albany Berkshire Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. She then went on to major in dance and earned a BFA in Performing Arts from Adelphi University followed by internships at both Broadway Dance Center and the Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York City. During that time, Kate choreographed several musical productions for Bishop Maginn High School and was the dance instructor and choreographer for 2 consecutive years at Capital Repertory Theatre’s Summer Theatre At the Rep program. Kate later joined Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre in Albany before moving to Oslo, Norway for 9 years. While in Norway, she appeared as a backup dancer in the VG List Top 20 live concert tour and taught jazz, Afro dance and dance aerobics classes. Kate has been back in the Albany area and on the staff at Kind Performing Arts since 2016. She is a certified personal trainer and a certified Barre instructor and when not at KPA, you can find her teaching at the School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet and at Spa Mirbeau in Albany.