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Kathleen Szalay

Kathleen Szalay teaches STRUT Public Dance Classes

Kathleen is an American dance artist, holding a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase in NY, and is a recent citizen of Australia via a Distinguished Talent visa. Kathleen’s dance production company Taffyworks specializes in site-specific and film-integrated dance works that have been described as darkly whimsical and richly accessible. Kathleen’s collaborators include live jazz musicians, sound producers, film artists & architects. Her work has been presented in art galleries, cafes, jazz clubs, office buildings, public spaces and theatres in Australia, Ireland and New York.


What to expect in Kathleen's classes:

Kathleen’s classes fuse American modern dance with Australian contemporary. Her exercises center on using the core and back to extend through long limbs and fluidity of movement both on and off the floor. The word “can’t” does not exist and nothing is taken too seriously. We dance because we love it and the class will be able to indulge in movement that Kathleen introduces in smooth progression.