Kathleen Gordon Smith
Areas of ExpertiseAdvanced Dance Technique
Goddard College, MFA-IA
Kathy Gordon Smith (teacher, choreographer and performing artist) is served as adjunct faculty at Roger Williams University for 23 years. She has taught Ballet, Elementary Modern, Intermediate Modern, Advanced Modern, Core 105, and a choreographed numerous works for Dance Theatre. In addition to the university, she is Director of Dance at The Prout School in Wakefield, RI. Prior to her position at Prout, Kathy was Director of Dance program at St. George’s School in Middletown, RI, Assistant Professor of Dance at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI, and adjunct professor at Dean College in Franklin, MA. While performing with various dance companies including Concert Dance Company of Boston, Kathy worked with renowned choreographers such as Lucinda Childs, BeBe Miller, Keith Terry, Pooh Kaye, Sean Curran, Daniel McCusker and Mark Taylor and has performed works by Laura Dean, Mark Dendy, and Mark Morris. Locally, she has had the opportunity to work with talented choreographers/colleagues such as Kelli Wicke Davis, Gary Shore, Melody Ruffin-Ward, and Heidi Henderson among others, and performed with numerous Rhode Island companies such as Groundwerx, Fusionworks, and Elephant Jane.
Kathy's work has been presented at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island College, Perishable Theater, Providence College and The Carriage House. Kathy holds an MFA-IA from Goddard College and is a certified yoga instructor from Eyes of the World, Providence, RI. She is a three-time merit Fellowship award recipient from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.