Kate St. Amand is a native of Connecticut and received her B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase. Kate trained at the Nutmeg Ballet while growing up in CT and began studying modern dance with Brian Simerson. She continued her training at The Erick Hawkins School, The Limon School, The Kirov Academy, and Hartford Ballet. She received composition training from Tarin Chaplin and Neil Greenberg, studying the simple, however complex idea, to “make it more of what it is”. Co-Founding SYREN has allowed Ms. St. Amand to create an ever-expanding body of work. Her work has been performed internationally including New York, Washington DC, and Paris and has been presented at Symphony Space, Jacob’s Pillow, Purchase College, New Haven Ballet, The White Plains Performing Arts Center, The Ethel Walker School and Riverside Church among others.
Ms. St. Amand is driven to explore movement and music in ways that deeply connect the two. Working tightly with musical scores and with each dancer is essential to her work. She seeks to blend her ideas with the unique journey of each dancer. The individual journey within a shared experience is the place she loves to explore. She thanks Lynn Peterson (Co-Artistic Director, SYREN) for standing strong by her side for 15 years. Ms. St. Amand serves on faculty at Westminster School. She lives in the woods and on a river with the three loves of her life: her husband, Zachary and sons, Hunter and Declan.