Catherine L. Tully is the Owner and Editor of 4dancers, which began in 2009.
She has served as the Outside Europe Representative for the National Dance Teachers Association in the UK, and has been involved with dance for over 40 years as an educator, writer, performer, photographer, choreographer and classroom instructor. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, youngARTS and Highland Dancer. Catherine also blogs about dance for The Huffington Post and Time Out Chicago.
Catherine serves on the Advisory Board for The Andréa Rizzo Foundation, a non-profit organization associated with Dréa’s Dream, a dance therapy/expressive movement program for pediatric and young adult populations in hospitals, special education classrooms and medical settings throughout the country. She is also the owner of the LinkedIn group, Dance Writers.
Holding a BA in Exercise Science and Fitness Management, Catherine has studied dance under teachers such as Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, Inessa Alexandrovich (Bolshoi trained), Claire Bataille, Paul Mejia and Rick Hilsabeck, as well as various faculty at Hubbard Street Dance Company’s Lou Conte Dance Studio. Her background is most extensive in Ballet, but she has also studied Irish Step Dance (Medalist in Chicago Feis), Jazz dance and Russian character dance.
Catherine has taught dance for over 28 years, and has served as a dance instructor in the Fine Arts Department of an all-girls college preparatory school and as an adjunct professor in the Human Performance Department at a private university in Illinois. She has also taught, choreographed and performed in many places in northern Japan, where she lived for three years in the 1990′s.
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