Kathryn CarpenterChildren's Programming Coordinator/Community Relations

    You may find Kathryn digging through her prop bin for camp, joining in on a game of freeze dance with the little’s, or welcoming families to our latest community event. As our Children’s Program Coordinator, Kathryn has designed and developed a series of successful & popular programs like “Page To Stage”(Feb) ,”Summer Safari” “Storytellers”, “Water Wonder”,“Up, Up & Away”, “Mix It Up”, and “Around the World” . The camps build off of themes combining dance, expressive arts and education. This fall, she launched a fall program for children in grades k-5, built around October half days schedules in area schools.

    Kathryn is also in charge of community relations for the studio, creating opportunities for volunteerism at the studio and in the community with our Meridian Performance Group. She launched our successful studio wide AIWA donation drive to benefit Manna Community Kitchen, the Northampton Survival Center, and the Jack Dunphy Toy Drive for Toys for Tots. She also organized our studio fundraiser with TEAM AIWA, to benefit Safe Passage, in the annual Hot Chocolate Run.

    Kathryn grew up dancing and eventually competed for her hometown studio in Westfield. Dance was an important part of her personal development, and she credits her youth dance instructor for helping bring out an inner confidence, a
    foundation that carried over into a decade long career in Radio/TV and broadcast journalism. She feels very fortunate to be able to work at Ascendance and give back to children through this artistic format that has given her so much. Kathryn, her husband John, and their two children, Jack and Grace, live in Florence.

    Contact Us

    We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

    Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

    Start typing and press Enter to search