The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
at American Ballet Theatre

Faculty Biography

Katie Lydon

Faculty, Ballet Technique and Men’s Variations

Born in Berkeley, California, Katie Lydon began ballet and movement classes at the age of three. Her professional training includes American Ballet Theatre’s School of Classical Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School. She danced with San Francisco Ballet for five years before joining American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 1995. Her repertoire with ABT includes Polyhymnia in Apollo, the pas d’action in La Bayadère, the Spring Fairy in Cinderella, Prayer in Coppélia, Zulma in Giselle, and The Rancher’s Daughter in Rodeo.

Lydon’s teaching credits include American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive programs in New York and Bermuda, ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and ABT’s Ballet for the Young Dancer program in Greenwich, CT. In late September 2008, she taught a professional development workshop at New York City Center’s Fall for Dance program. Lydon is currently and Editor-in-Chief of Dance Spirit Magazine.

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