You may find Kathryn running around the studio playing with the little ones or registering families for classes. As the director of our new Summer Children’s Program, she recently developed “Mix It Up” & “Dance Around the World” – programs which combine dance, culture, and expressive arts for children ages 4-9. She is also an administrative coordinator for AIWA. 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 TV and broadcast journalism. She feels very vortunate 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, & their two children, Jack & Grace live in Florence.