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Kathleen Doherty


Kathleen Doherty (she/her) is a dancer, choreographer, and dance educator based in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. After completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Kathleen moved to Calgary to attend Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ Professional Training Program. Upon returning to Halifax in 2012, Kathleen co-founded Votive Dance, and has worked as Artistic Director since the company’s inception.

Kathleen has enjoyed creative and performance opportunities with Votive Dance, Mocean Dance, Kinetic Studio, Rhythmically Speaking Dance (Minneapolis), FoDAR, Connection Dance Works, Alberta Dance Festival, the Me, Myself and Her Residency Project, and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), among others. Kathleen is a dance instructor with Halifax Dance, The Maritime Conservatory, and The Dance Institute. She is Artistic Director of the Young Company of Halifax Dance, and Financial Director for The Dance Institute. Kathleen is proud to be a working artist mom to her 4 year old son, Cillian.

Photo Credit: Movita Beaucoup Photography