Happy Monday to you all. Today we want to introduce our first Summer Intensive instructor and founder of Gasper's School of Dance, Mrs. Kathy Gasper (Mrs. Gasper or Mrs. G to majority of us). Mrs. Gasper is a master instructor taking time out of her retirement in Florida to teach at our 2017 July Summer Intensive.
Currently Mrs. G resides in Florida, where she is enjoying the beach and choreographing at a local equity theatre, Florida Studio Theatre. She has just completed choreographing her 2nd show and will be back this fall for her 3rd production with the company. We are so glad they love her as much as we do!
We are just ecstatic that she will be back teaching this summer and bringing her knowledge of dance back to the area. To find out more about out founder and this talented woman, please read below.
Kathy Gasper has an impressive classical background complimenting her appearances on the Broadway stage, television, cabarets, regional theaters, and summer stock productions. Kathy has been a soloist and principal dancer with the Milwaukee Ballet, Weisbaden Ballet, Illinois and Chicago Ballets, the Florentine Opera, the Chicago Opera Ballet and the Merion Cole Ballet.
Kathy’s professional musical comedy roles includes Damn Yankees, Pajama Game, Bye Bye Birdie, Gypsy, Oklahoma, and Annie.
She has been privileged to have studied and performed under outstanding choreographers Lupe Surrano, Luigi, Jamie Rogers, Madame Clistove, Ellis DeBoulay, Peter Genaro, and Ron Fields. She was assistant choreographer for the Doc Severinson & Brothers and Sisters night club act at the Plaza Hotel in New York and Hawaii.
Kathy was the Founder and former artistic director of the Red River Dance and Performing Company 1979—1995 in Fargo, ND, and choreographed and was the director of the dance department at Trollwood Performing Arts School from 1981—1993.