GRADUATE STUDENT PROFILES
Kitty Clark, 1997
"My two years at Smith were wonderful! What a blessing to have two years to eat, drink, and breathe dance. What a blessing to have access to studios and dancers and interesting faculty. I use what I learned in my two years ALL THE TIME in my own teaching, dancing, choreography, and producing. I particularly appreciated the Smith MFA program for allowing me the freedom to take my dance studies where I wanted to take them. And I also really appreciated the opportunity to think about dance in an academic context and to write my thesis with academic scrutiny provided by faculty."
In Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Kitty Clark founded and runs a non-profit organization called Goose Route Arts Collaborative (www.gooseroute.org), which offers ongoing dance classes, produces an annual contemporary dance festival every July featuring dancers from across the country, and gives her a vehicle in which to choreograph and produce her own work. She continues to explore site-specific choreography, collaborating with musicians and visual artists, and making work for traditional proscenium stages. Kitty also teachs as an adjunct at Shepherd University.