Cathleen Studdard studied at American University and Virginia Commonwealth University graduating summa cum laude with a BFA in dance and choreography. She began working with Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion (MIM) in its third year, training under founding director Brett Bonda and continuing her training in New York with Lori Klinger, Executive and Artistic Director of Rosie’s Theater Kids and Jacques d’Amboise, founding Artistic Director of National Dance Institute. Cat appreciates bringing together people from all walks of life to share transformative, meaningful arts experiences.
What is your favorite aspect of working at Richmond Ballet?
Being around art and artists! A walk around the building any day will bring the sight of incredibly talented professional dancers, choreographers in action, ballet masters coaching the smallest nuances of performance, musicians playing the piano or drums for rehearsals and classes of aspiring students.
What is your favorite aspect of living in Richmond?
The river and the parks system that connects to it and a beautiful community of friends.
What hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Gardening, especially planting native plants. Cooking food from the garden and baking.