Kathryn MacLellan

Graham-based Modern

Kathryn MacLellan is a Cape Cod, MA native.  She graduated from The Ailey School/Fordham University BFA Program in Dance with honors under the direction of Denise Jefferson.  During her time in the BFA program she performed the works of Alvin Ailey, Hans Van Manen, and Dwight Rhoden, among others. While dancing for Graham II she portrayed lead roles in the works of Martha Graham, Ruth St. Denis, and Pearl Lang, including Graham’s iconographic solo “Lamentation”. She has created and revived feature roles for Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, Graham II, Catherine Cabeen/Hyphen and performed with Buglisi Dance Theatre and Richard Move/Moveopolis, among others. She has also danced and posed for numerous internationally award winning dance films and photos. Kathryn spent ten years as an assistant and demonstrator for the beloved Graham and composition teacher Kazuko Hirabayashi. She was selected to study under the tutelage of Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance director Virginie Mecéne and master teacher Peggy Lyman to complete their Pedagogy program.  As a certified teacher in the Martha Graham technique, she has taught at The Ailey School, the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, The Hartt School at Hartford University, and at numerous summer intensives and festivals. Kathryn is also a certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor and trains clients in NYC. She specializes in training dancers, including soloists and principals of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Martha Graham Dance Company.