Guest Choreographer - Dance Camp Instructor
Kate began her professional career training in New York City as a member of Broadway Dance Center's Professional Program. Under the direction of Wes Veldink, this scholarship program allowed Kate to work alongside some of the greatest teachers and choreographers on the east coast. Kate is currently the owner and artistic director of Beyond Words Dance Company. She has also taught and choreographed internationally for dance companies in countries including Switzerland, Italy, and Holland. In September of 2011, Kate co-founded Foundations Performance Center along with Amber Alonzo of Expression Dance Studio. This 6200 square foot facility and performance space is now the permanent home of Beyond Words and Kate and Amber's apparel store, Ring It! Dance Wear.
Kate choreographed the All-State production of Hairspray which debuted at the Krannert Center at the University of Illinois in January of 2009. In 2007, Kate was honored with the Silver Choreography Award at Leo's Competitive Event through Jazz Dance World Congress. In 2009, she received the prestigious Gold Leo's Award at the Congress. Also in 2009, Kate was chosen as a finalist in the Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence. As first runner-up at the event, she debuted her professional dance show, "Beyond Words", at New World Stages in Manhattan in July of 2010. Produced by EMI Records, Kate most recently choreographed and co-directed Laura Marling's music video "I Was Just A Card" with Brian Lipchik.
In 2010, Kate founded a 3 day dance intensive called Camp Kate. This annual event brings in hundreds of students from all over the world. In 2012, The Kate Jablonski Statement, a professional company, was founded and based in Chicago. Most recently, Kate was named Dance Chicago's Choreographer of the the Year in 2013.