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Kathleen Flynn Gavin

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Kathleen Flynn Gavin has studied, choreographed, and professionally performed many styles of dance.

As an undergraduate at Rutgers, she double majored in dance (BFA) and journalism (BA). Her study in Pilates began with Kathy Grant in 2001 while completing her MFA in dance at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. She studied on scholarship at the Nikolais/Louis Lab and at the Merce Cunningham Studio. She later received her Pilates mat certification from the Kane School in 2006 and completed her yoga teacher training at Yogaworks, NYC, in 2007. In 2010, she was awarded the Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship which enabled her to attend the Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, CO. 

Flynn Gavin has produced her own work in New York City at Context, (East Village) People in Your Neighborhood Festivals, Manhattan School of Music, the Stegman Gallery, and for Women Center Stage. She worked in arts administration positions at Ellen Jacobs Associates, the Guggenheim Museum, WNET/Channel 13 Dance in America, and The Village Voice (Dance Section). Her professional dance career was with Heather Harrington, Cleo Mack, Kun-Yang Lin, Pam Tanowitz, and The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company, among others.

She has headed vocational dance high school programs in New Jersey for 10 years and was named Teacher of the Year (2011–2012) at the Union County Academy for Performing Arts. She taught for four summers in Switzerland, and has choreographed productions for the innovative theatre program at Urban Stages, NYC. She taught modern and jazz at The College of St. Elizabeth. She is also an instructor for the online division.