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Meet Kathy King

Updated: Feb 28


Executive Director & Event Coordinator


Kathy King is a Metro Detroit based dance educator, mentor, and success coach. She began her professional performance career at the young age of 15, eventually finding her way into teaching, choreographing, directing and coaching. Her training includes Wayne State University, EDGE Performing Arts Center, Broadway Dance Center and Bates Dance Festival. In 2006, Kathy founded the professional nonprofit company Michigan Dance Project, touring the state for eight seasons and helping to launch the careers of dozens of dancers nationwide. She was named as a Crain's Detroit Business "20 in their 20s" in 2013 for her work as a dance educator in Metro Detroit. Kathy also founded the Brighton Dance Festival, which has grown into an international summer dance event for pre-professional training. Other notable teaching credits include Eastern Michigan University School of Music & Dance, American College Dance Association, Cleary University Dance Team, Chelsea Ballet, Jodie Randolph Dance Company, and many other studios and schools across the nation.


In 2019, Kathy stepped into the role of Executive Director to Los Angeles based Artists in Training, helping to rebrand and relaunch the organization after several years of hiatus. Most recently, Kathy launched her company Kathy King Strategies, LLC in 2020, providing mentorship and business coaching to creative entrepreneurs across all industries worldwide.


Connect with Kathy on IG @kathykingstrategies

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