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Kitty Mcnamee

Kitty Mcnamee


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Kitty's work combines: Art, Technology, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Artistic director of Hysterica Dance Co.

I am a professional choreographer.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Dance, General

    The University of Texas at Austin

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Choreographers:

Bachelor's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I started dancing late.

  • 2.

    I auditioned for performing arts school after only 1 year of dance training...I got in.

  • 3.

    I went to college for dance, great for the mind, not great for dance career.

  • 4.

    I went to NYC...lacked confidence to hit dance scene full on...waited tables and got lost for a bit.

  • 5.

    Moved to lost some more...worked @ theater company where I choreographed plays.

  • 6.

    Ah ha moment: "choreography comes so naturally to me."

  • 7.

    Started "Hysterica dance co." Worked for years making original work and honing skills.

  • 8.

    10 years later, timing, talent and preparation come together to create a career making choreography.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You should have a back up...don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

  • How I responded:

    I kept coming back to my passion...worked hard to keep my focus on that.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Tried to find work that still allowed me time to pursue my dream.

  • Black sheep...had to listen to my inner voice and follow my gut.