Kathrine McCarthy is an accomplished dancer, teacher, adjudicator and choreographer. She is a former student of the National Ballet School of Canada professional program and The Oakville School of Dancing as a soloist with The Oakville Ballet Company and danced competitively, in various styles, with dance studios from Southern Ontario. She trained for her Teachers Certificate R.A.D. and is an associate member with the Society of Russian Ballet. She danced professionally in the UK and was a soloist for a professional dance company. Kathrine has an extensive and impressive background in many dance disciplines, receiving honours and the highest marks in her own ballet, jazz, tap & modern dance examinations, all grades and major levels including Advanced (R.A.D., I.S.T.D., C.D.T.A.). Internationally renowned teachers and coaches include Elizabeth Paterson, Anuschka Roes, Robyn Clarke, Lee Tovey, Yvonne Oldaker, Virginia Fleming, Max Rastavessian, Antionette Sibley, Luigi, Ginny Binko and Lynne McCarthy. Kathrine has also trained in Vocal and Drama, winning National Awards and scholarships in each and has trained in gymnastics and acrobatic jazz. Her students have won many overall awards. Kathrine’s recent achievements as a choreographer and coach include the Gold Adult Ballet World Cup Champion, the Silver Adult Modern World Champion and the Bronze Adult Jazz World Champion. She is also the choreographer for Team Canada Ballet since 2006, is Team Canada Captain and has been assistant coach and choreographer of the Canadian Junior Ballet Team and assistant coach to Alex Wong for the Canadian Adult Ballet and Canadian Junior Modern Teams who won Gold in Poland at the IDO World Dance Championships in December 2010. She has been teaching classical ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, acro and musical theatre for the last sixteen years, putting children through exams with 100% success. As well as teaching throughout Southern Ontario at several different dance schools, and the UK, Kathrine has taught for the Hamilton Mountain Skating club and the Toronto District School Board. She has won many awards and scholarships herself for both dance and for choreography.