Mary Kate began dancing at the age of 4 at Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts in Stoughton, WI under the direction of Coleen Kehl. She has attended many competitions and conventions over the years—winning many awards and scholarships. She eventually added additional ballet classes to her training at Central Midwest Ballet in Middleton, WI where her appreciation of ballet grow.
Mary Kate has spent the last two summers at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, attending the Broadway Commercial Dance Lab under the direction of Elizabeth Parkinson.
Mary Kate’s first exposure to Visceral was while attending NIck Pupillo’s class at Chicago Jazz Connection Camp in 2017. She then attended several teen workshops and summer intensives at the Center and fell in love with Visceral.
Becoming a member of Visceral Studio Company is truly a dream come true, and she is honored to be able to learn from Nick technically and artistically in the years to come.