Kate Diaz hols a BFA in Dance Choreography from Arizona State University and an MA in Dance Education from New York University. At NYU she was recognized and awarded for outstanding achievement in dance education. For the past ten years Kate has been teaching dance full-time in NYC. She holds dual New York State PreK-12 certification in Dance and Physical Education. She created and developed two separate dance programs for Bronx Preparatory Charter School and New Explorers High School. She is currently on faculty at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) in Manhattan where she teaches dance, movement, and yoga for both middle and high school programs. In addition, Kate holds a 300hr Mind Body Dancer yoga teaching license from the Perri Institute, founded by TaraMarie Perri and has taught for Namaste New York, Steps on Broadway, and SOMA Health Club Williamsburg. Kate continues to be an active performer with Deborah Damast and Dancers. This will be Kate's 7th summer at the Yard working with the KidsDoDance program.