KDiehl Danceworks

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Kathy Diehl has been a dance educator since 1995. She was on faculty at The Draper Center for Dance Education from 1995-2011 where she taught all level of ballet and modern dance. After completing her MFA in Performance and Choreography, she moved to St. Louis for a position as Guest Artist/Visiting Professor at Webster University. Upon her return to Rochester, NY, she began a full-time Visiting Professor position at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Since then Diehl has been an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University, an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at SUNY Brockport, University of Rochester (full time lecturer) and Nazareth College, enjoying the chance to teach various courses in modern, ballet, world dance, dance appreciation, composition, variations, yoga, dance history, and somatics with diverse student populations. In Fall 2017, she began her appointment as Assistant Professor of Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Idaho State University.


Creating a sense of community and collaborative energy have become hallmarks in Diehl's pedagogical approach. Through an emphasis on self/bodily voice and the development of the whole person, she strives to create an environment that celebrates personal uniqueness, possibility, diverse learning styles, and curiosity. As a certified Evans teacher, Diehl is honored to share the work of Bill Evans and his technique that is rooted in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff fundamentals. Through an ongoing process of growth and discovery, she has developed an eclectic style influenced by release technique, Limon, classical ballet, yoga, pilates, and other urban and cultural dance forms.  In all of her classes, students are encouraged to tune-in, notice, and ultimately realize and fully experience the power of our kinesthetic sense....the gateway to articulation and expression.

Guest Artist/Teacher

Bill Evans Teacher Institute and Bill Evans Dancer Institute

July 9-15, 2017

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

Ohio Dance Festival

April 29, 2017 from 9-10am

Ballet Met

Columbus, OH

Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education

Summer Program Guest Teacher (2016)

Rochester, New York

Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival

July 14-17, 2016

Workshop Presenter: Partnering the Space: A journey from inner to outer and back again

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, New York

Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education

Summer Intensive Guest Teacher (2015)

Rochester, New York

Bill Evans Teacher Institute

July 6-14, 2015

Dean College

Franklin, Massachusetts

Inspire Dance Festival

February 2015

University of Rochester

Movement and Dance Festival

March 2015

Nazareth College

Bill Evans Teacher Intensive

July 26-30, 2014

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

Guest teacher: Ballet and Repertory

Movement and Dance Festival
March 29-30, 2014
Nazareth College
Contemporary phrasework and yoga

American College Dance Festival, Northeast
The College at Brockport
March 13-14, 2014
Modern Technique and Contemporary Ballet

Inspire Dance
February 17, 2014
University of Rochester
Contemporary Technique

University of Rochester
September 2, 2013
Modern/contemporary dance master class

Hochstein School of Music and Dance
July 3-August 16, 2013
Contemporary Guest Artist Series

Movement and Dance Festival
February 17, 2013
Contemporary Phrasework
Nazareth College

Drumcliffe Dance Studio

December 2012- December 2013

Community Contemporary Classes