Dance Guest Artists
Kathleen Moore Tovar
Kathleen Moore Tovar (Ballet) trained with Dame Sonia Arova and Thor Sutowski at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and attended summer intensives at the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) School. She graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and moved to New York to join ABT II in 1980. Invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to become a member of the corps of ABT in 1982, Ms. Moore was appointed soloist in 1988 and Principal dancer in 1991. Her work included roles across the classical, dramatic, modern and contemporary repertory. Agnes de Mille, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris and other respected choreographers created roles for her and she was a member of the premiere tour of the White Oak Dance Project under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris in 1990. Ms. Moore has appeared in several dance documentaries, the Herbert Ross movie Dancers, and was interviewed on The Charlie Rose Show. Ms. Moore began teaching for the Princeton Ballet School in 1993 as a guest teacher and has worked with ARB since 2006. She is an ABT certified teacher, having taken the ABT National Training Curriculum course in 2011, and she has taught master classes at Princeton University and Wesleyan.