From: Raleigh, NC
Born in Raleigh, Kathleen Black began performing with Carolina Ballet as a child in productions such as the Nutcracker, Coppelia, Cinderella, and George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In spring of 2012 Kathleen was invited to perform in Robert Weiss’ world premiere of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. Before joining Carolina Ballet, she trained at Infinity Ballet and then at The Raleigh School of Ballet and was a member of the pre-professional company, Raleigh Dance Theatre. During the summers Kathleen trained at American Ballet Theatre, The Harid Conservatory, Boston Ballet, and on scholarship at the School of American Ballet. While at SAB, she was chosen to perform in the New York Choreographic Institute under the direction of NYCB’s Peter Walker. Since 2009 Kathleen has performed in Ira David Wood III’s annual production of Theatre in the Park’s A Christmas Carol, dancing the featured ballet role. She toured with the show to Raleigh’s sister city, Compiègne, France. Kathleen was a competitive Scottish Highland dancer, having won both the National and North American Championships.