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Kaatsbaan has some new faces


 
Sonja Kostich, Executive Director; Matthew Rose, Program Manager; Emma Coombs, Program Associate

Sonja Kostich, Executive Director; Matthew Rose, Program Manager; Emma Coombs, Program Associate

March 1, 2019

Executive Director, Sonja Kostich, would like to welcome Matthew Rose (new Program Manager) and Emma Coombs (new Program Associate) to Kaatsbaan.

Sonja joined Kaatsbaan in December 2018. Previously she danced with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Ballett Zuerich, and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project as well as collaborating with opera director, Peter Sellars, on numerous productions. She cofounded and codirected the New York dance company OtherShore. She went on to receive a BBA in accounting from CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business and subsequently went to work at Goldman Sachs, during which time she received her MA in arts administration. She worked at Mark Morris Dance Group and at New York City Center in finance and programming before joining Kaatsbaan.

Matthew joined Kaatsbaan in March 2019. He comes to Kaatsbaan from Mark Morris Dance Group where he had a prolific career first as a dancer and then as choreographic assistant to Mr. Morris for a decade. He received his BFA in Dance Performance from University of Michigan and performed with Pascal Rioult and Martha Graham Dance Company prior to his work with Mark Morris.

Emma joined Kaatsbaan in February 2019 and is a native Hudson Valley resident. She received a BS in dance and psychology from SUNY, Brockport where she studied under the tutelage of Mariah Maloney (Trisha Brown Company) and Maura Keefe (Department Chair, Associate Professor, and Graduate Program Director at The College at Brockport).

Welcome to Kaatsbaan!

 

Kaatsbaan Party in Rural Intelligence

 

 
Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer, ABT; Sascha Radetsky, Artistic Director, ABT Studio Company; Kate Lydon, Director of Dance, St. Paul’s School Photo: Lisa Green for Rural Intelligence

Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer, ABT; Sascha Radetsky, Artistic Director, ABT Studio Company; Kate Lydon, Director of Dance, St. Paul’s School
Photo: Lisa Green for Rural Intelligence

March 10, 2019

Kaatsbaan held a “reintroduction” party for the community!

Read about it in Rural Intelligence.