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Kathleen Pender, Program Manager

Program Manager & Teaching Artist

Kathleen Pender (hear it) is a performer, dance educator, and arts administrator. She received her B.A. in Dance from St. Olaf College and has been teaching with Young Dance since 2013, where she also works as Program Manager. She has performed in works by choreographers Erinn Liebhard, Suzanne Costello, Gretchen Pick, Julie Warder, Taja Will, Kathleen Doherty, Laura Ann Smyth, and Pat Taylor/JazzAntiqua, among others. She has been a member of Rhythmically Speaking since 2019. Kathleen recently received her Associate’s of Applied Science in Massage Therapy at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Kathleen is passionate about community and relationships cultivated through movement exploration, education, and performance.

2023–24 Session Teaching Roster: Creative Movement & Modern
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