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Kate Harpootlian



Kate Harpootlian is a professional dancer, established choreographer and contemporary teacher.  She started her training at the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Dale Lam. Having traveled the world with CCJC, Kate graduated early from high school and moved to New York City. She studied under Jason Parsons, Heather Lang, Anneke Hansen, and Shen Wei Dance Arts. She currently dances for Shaping Sound Dance Company in Los Angeles. Her work credits include JLO AMA’s, Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” Dancing with the Stars, Merce Cunningham’s Inlets II, Boardwalk Empire, Ellen, SYTYCD Season 12, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective, works by Jason Parsons, works by Heather Lang, and The Unbrunch

In 2016 she was the runner up at the Capezio Ace awards for choreography and was given the opportunity to premiere her work “Better Late Than Never” at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center which was later brought to Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside/Out Festival. She has also been lucky to teach and create on the students of both Lindenwood University and John Hopkin’s Peabody Conservatory. She continues to teach, choreograph, and mentor young students across the country as well.


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