Kathleen Moore

Kathleen Moore trained with Dame Sonia Arova and Thor Sutowski at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and attended summer intensives at the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) School. In 1979 she won an Obelisk Award in the Performing Arts from the city of Birmingham, Alabama and in 1980 she graduated from ASFA as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and moved to NYC to join ABT II. Invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to become a member of the corps of ABT in 1982, Moore was appointed soloist in 1988 and Principal dancer in 1991. Her work included roles across the classical, dramatic, modern and contemporary repertory. Having been closely associated with the works of Anthony Tudor she was on the cover of Dance Magazine issue about him in May 1987. Agnes de Mille, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris and other respected choreographers created roles for her and she was a member of the premiere tour of the White Oak Dance Project under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris in 1990.  Moore has appeared in several dance documentaries, the Herbert Ross movie Dancers, and was interviewed on The Charlie Rose Show, was featured on the cover of the special Spring Magazine of The New York Times in 1988 and profiled in the magazine Mirabella. Moore began teaching for Princeton Ballet School in 1993 as a guest teacher, expanding her hours over the years to include teaching levels 4C through the Trainee program. She has worked with American Repertory Ballet since 2006 and she was the recipient of the Audrée Estey Award for Excellence in Dance Education in 2018. She has also been a member of the ballet faculty at the Lewis Center of the Arts at Princeton University since 2012. Moore is certified to teach all levels of ballet through the ABT® National Training Curriculum.