Kathryn Hetrick has an abiding love for all things dance and began her pre-professional dance training in Auburn Hills at Oakland University. While in their dance program, Kathryn had the noted privilege of being a member of their Reparatory Dance Company, performing works by John Lehrer, Lori Eisenhower, Shane O’Hara, Michael Foley, and Ginger Thatcher. Outside of the university, Kathryn also had the opportunity to perform a world-premier work by Rodney A. Brown as a member of the Brown Dance Project. Wanting to expand her dance training further, Kathryn then transferred to Western Michigan University, where she honed her craft, working with many world-renowned choreographers, including Arturo Fernandez and Jason McDole.
In her nine years living in Chicago, Kathryn has had the distinct pleasure of working with many artists in the area. As a member of Esoteric Dance Project, she assisted with their creative process during their residency at the Chicago Cultural Center and performed in two world premieres. Under the direction of Madeline Reber with Salty Lark Dance, Kathryn had the opportunity to dig deep into her background in modern dance, marrying Laban movement analysis with somatic integration. Performing Rebers’ work in and around the Chicago area, Kathryn found this experience extremely fulfilling. Kathryn is also a founding and current member of Project Bound Dance, bringing her diverse movement background to their myriad artistic endeavors, including the novel One Hour Project. She is thrilled to be a part of Niko8’s inaugural performance season and is looking forward to more.