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Kat Files

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Ht. - 5’9    Wt.- 125 / Hair Color - Black / Eye Color - Brown

SAG-AFTRA, EQUITY, B.F.A in Dance (Fordham University/The Ailey School)

Agency:  Parts Models

Personal Summary

  • Professional experience as a dancer, model, actor, and dance instructor

  • Founder of  “The F.I.L.E.S. Arts Project," a 501(c)3 Non-profit Arts Organization

Education
- Fordham University/The Ailey School                                                               NY, NY
 Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2015


- Relevant Dance Coursework: Ballet(16 yrs), Horton(6 yrs), Graham(6 yrs), Jazz(8 yrs),
 West African(4 yrs), Ballet Partnering(5 yrs), Modern Partnering(5 yrs)

 

 Professional experience 

Concert Performance

- Dancer 

National Action Network Fashion Show & Dance Performance: March 2019                    Denzel Taylor

- Dancer

Ailey Extension Spring Horton Workshop Performance: March 2019                                   

"Down the Block"                                                                                                                      Terri Wright

- Soloist

Alabama School of Fine Arts Dance Department Fall Repertory: November 2018      

"Interplay"                                                                                                                           Germaul Barnes

                            

- Soloist

 Royce Files USC D.M.A. Recital - Principal Dancer: October 2018                                Germaul Barnes 

- Dancer                                                                                                                                 

Restoration Art presents ChoreoQuest's Afro Pas De Deux: July 2018

"Sugar on the Floor"                                                                                                            Germaul Barnes

- Dancer                                                                                                                                 

Premiered at Philadelphia Icebox Project Space: April 29, 2018 

"OSHUN" Film                                                                                                                     Germaul Barnes

- Dancer                                                                                                                                   

"RISE" Film Project                                                                                                               Ebony Williams

- Company Member                                                                                                  

Matheta Dance: October 2017 - January 2018

"Cracks"                                                                                                                            Khensani Mathebula

(In coalition with The Federation Art Action Day presented by Morgane Le Fay)

“Keep Up & Keep On”                                                                                                    Khensani Mathebula

 

- Company Member                                                                                              

Felice Lesser Dance Theater (FLDT): November 2016 - Present  

Felice Lesser Dancer Theater’s “Lightning”                                                                            Felice Lesser

 

- Dancer                                 

Brooklyn Dance Festival Company: April 2016                                                                                  

Company Dance                                                                                                                             Sidra Bell  

 

- Dancer

The Ailey School

“Cryptic Seeds”                                                                                                           Norbert de la Cruz III        “Fellow Travelers”                                                                                                              Astrid Von Ussar “Blues Suite” Rep Workshop                                                                          Sylvia Waters & Troy Powell “Memoria”                                                            AAADT, Staged by Ronni Favors and Masazumi Chaya

Commercial Work

- Featured Dancer   

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert- Super Bowl Promo                                                   January 2019

- Featured Model

Walmart February Calendar Campaign                                                                                  January 2019

- Featured Ballerina

Concept video for NYC Celebrity Jeweler, Greg Yuna: Featured Ballerina                        October 2018

- Featured Model

Ralph Lauren/L’Oreal  “Beyond Romance” Campaign- On Camera Featured Talent         August 2018

- Featured Model

Ralph Lauren/L’Oreal  “Beyond Romance” Campaign- Print Featured Talent                    August 2018

- Principal Talent (Engineer)

Courtyard by Marriott “Live Your Passion” Campaign- On Camera                                      April 2018

Courtyard by Marriott “Live Your Passion” Campaign- Print                                                  April 2018

- Principal Talet (Dancer)

Nannocare Brand Campaign                                                                                                     April 2018

- Featured Dancer             

Music video for the International Music Group, Autograf                                             November 2017

-  Featured Talent (Patron)                                                                                                     January 2018

Commercial for Maybelline

Film/Series Television

- Harlem Starlet

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel                                                                                                       April 2019

 

- Female Lead: “Rita”                                                                                                   

  Fine Wine- Musical Short Film, PHI, PA                                                                         March 2018 - Present

- Featured Background (Latin Casino Patron/Cecil B. Jones Daughter)

   The Irishman- Drama/Crime Film, NY, NY                                                      October 2017 - November 2017

- Featured Ballerina

  Fox- Gotham, NY, NY                                                                                                         November 2017

 

- Featured Background (Magician's Assistant)                                                                                                              ABC- Deception, NY, NY                                                                                                           March 2017

- Dancer

  CBS New York

  Performed excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s “Memoria”

Model

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- Brand Ambassador for Barbie 60th Anniversary Event                                                          March 2019

- Oribe Textures Styling Event- Model                                                                                   February 2019

- Couture Fashion Week: Inga Murray, IngaSez Fashion, LLC; Abby Santiago                   February 2019

 

- Featured Model for the Out Fashion Vanguard Awards: Grayling Purnell                               July 2018

(Presented by Out Magazine & Lexus) 

 

- Brand Ambassador for Google Insider Event/Youtube                                                             May 2018

- Fashion Week Brooklyn: Mondo Morales                                                                                  April 2018

- Print Model, Beacon’s Closet                                                                                               February 2018

- Featured Model in Social Media Campaign for Brand LOLA by Alyssa Simone              January 2018

- Fashion Week Brooklyn: Klaudia Markiewicz, Nonszalancka                                             October 2017

- Couture Fashion Week: Inga Murray, IngaSez Fashion, LLC                                             October 2017

- BEDGEAR Brand Athletic Promotional Shoot                                                                    Summer 2017

- Le Coiffeur Style the Runway: Wendy Issac                                                                            Spring 2017

- NYC live @ Fashion Week: Fashion Showcase - William Michael Reed                       Fall/Winter 2017

- New York Fashion Week: The Journey- Cristalle Brides Fashions, Makany Marta Collections, and Henry          Picado Collections                                                                                                                        Fall 2016

- Couture Fashion Week: Isabel Zapardiez Couture, Maria Beuthame Couture, and Dauphine of France            Couture                                                                                                                                          Fall 2016                     

- Brooklyn Fashion Week: Frederick Agyemang, Real-Emo LLC                                                     2015  

- Benefit Fashion Show for Susan G. Komen & Alzheimer's Association                                        2015 

The FILES (Future Inspired Leaders Exemplifying Success) Arts Project, Founder

www.thefilesartsproject.com

Summer 2014 - Present

- Passionate about bringing the arts, with a focus on dance and music, to underserved populations

 

- Conducts free summer workshops with a focus on arts training and performance opportunities to underserved communities in Birmingham, Alabama and surrounding areas.

- Conducts additional artistic programs throughout the year to enhance students’ skill acquisition 

- Collaborators inspire students to pursue excellence in the arts and bridge gaps between all communities.

- Teaches dance and music classes, healthy artists initiatives by Board Certified Physical Therapists, & Business of Being an Artist Segments to students at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and the historic Carver Theatre.

Performs all artistic, technical, and administrative duties required for end of Workshop Showcase production 

Teaching
- Dance Instructor                                                                                                          Oct 2015 - Present           
Youth Arts Academy (Brooklyn, NY)
Teaches 2 ballet technique classes, 1 jazz class, and 1 Horton based Modern class for 8-15 year old students, conduct student evaluations, conduct parent  observation days, choreograph end of the year Showcase Performance

 

- Dance Instructor                                                                                                              November 2017
University of Connecticut at Stamford (UCONN) 
Taught West African dance class, performed solo, and participated in a Lecture/Demo to UCONN students

 

- Dance Instructor                                                                                                      July 24- July 28, 2017
Rowlett Dance Academy Summer Motion Camp (Dallas, Texas)
Taught ballet, contemporary ballet, and modern techniques to 7-18 year old students
Set 2 contemporary ballet works, 1 contemporary work, and 1 modern work to be performed this year

 

- Dance Instructor’s Assistant                                                                                  Sept 2015 - June 2016
The Ailey School/ Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT)            
Assist ballet teacher with conducting class for 12 year old students
 

Professional Experience

- Front of House Representative                                                                          November 2018 - Present

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Provide superlative customer service to Lincoln Center guests, and effectively communicate with both guests and guest services colleagues to ensure quality customer care

- Sales Associate                                                                                                           April 2016 - Present

Michael Kors Stores, LLC

Drive teams to meet selling goals through helpful one-on-one interactions with clientele leading to  purchases, ensures customer satisfaction, monitor market trends, and maintain thorough and up-to-date  knowledge of the fashion industry

 

- Sales Assistant                                                                                                        June 2015 - April 2016

Michael Kors Stores, LLC   

Support Sales Associates to ensure smooth functioning of retail affair; customer service operations,  particularly register functions through Point-of-Sales systems

Training/Workshops

- AAADT Summer Intensives (5 summers)   

                                                

- Daisha and Alicia Graf Arts Collective - Dance Workshop (2 years)   

                                  

- Bates Dance Festival; Resident Artist - Camille A. Brown

Awards

- Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation Scholarship (4 year renewable scholarship) - AAADT

- Prix d'Excellence de Dance Award- Highest award given in Dance at Alabama School of Fine Arts

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