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Cathy Beckman
Instructor of Ballet, Modern Dance, Improvisation/Composition and Performance
(903) 983-8633
cbeckman@kilgore.edu

Beckman received her Master of Arts degree in Dance Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She returned to school after having worked as a professional dancer and teacher in studios and schools in New York and Europe.  As a child she began training in modern dance and went on to study ballet.  Beckman was able to study with many of the best teachers in New York, including dancers from the companies of Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Merce Cunningham and Erich Hawkins.  Her ballet training included teachers at the American Ballet Theater School, Steps, Broadway Dance, David Howard, Finis Jung and Cherylyn Lavagnino.  She continues to study with regular visits to New York. Her interest in injury prevention and effective technique have led her to continue the work she began with Irene Dowd in anatomy/kinesiology, taking classes in Floor Barre Technique with Zena Rommett and Pilates and yoga.  Since coming to Kilgore College, Beckman has established an annual Spring Dance Concert so students have the opportunity to choreograph and perform as well as taking students to the American College Dance Festival each year.

 

7-24-2012

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