Kathy Downey

    Kathy has joined our staff after owning her own studio in Los Angeles since 1989. She has taught ballet, tap and jazz for the past 35 years. She danced professionally as a Sonja Shaw dancer in live stage shows featuring Frank Sinatra, Donald O’Connor, Peter Marshall, Jerry Van Dyke, Gloria Loring, Chloris Leachman to name a few. She trained with Joe Tremaine, Jimmy Taylor, Bill Roberts, Paul DeRolf, Connie and Dick Webber and Sonja Shaw in L.A., eventually opening her own school there. Kathy has taught and trained TV & film star Jenna Elfman. Kathy has been recognized worldwide for her tap technical training and choreography. She currently has students performing on cruise ships and with the Jazz Tap Ensemble in L.A. Her Students have won the gold medal in Riesa, Germany at the World Tap Dance Championships. She currently teaches and judges throughout the country. We are very excited to have Kathy’s knowledge and expertise leading our tap program.

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