Kate St. Amand (Co-Artistic Director/Choreographer) is a native of Connecticut and received her B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase. While at Purchase, she found immense inspiration performing in works by Shen Wei, Lin Hwai-Min, and Mark Morris. Kate trained at the Nutmeg Ballet in CT. She continued her training at The Erick Hawkins School, The Limon School, The Kirov Academy, and Hartford Ballet. She received composition training from Tarin Chaplin and Neil Greenberg. Co-Founding SYREN has allowed Ms. St. Amand to create an ever-expanding body of work. Which has been performed internationally in New York, Washington DC, and Paris, and has been presented at Symphony Space, Jacob’s Pillow, Purchase College, New Haven Ballet, The White Plains Performing Arts Center, The Ethel Walker School, Westminster school, The Nutmeg Conservatory and Riverside Church among others. Ms. St. Amand has also been a guest speaker at Yale University, the Metropolitan Museum, and Cite Universitaire in Paris. Her thoughts on beauty, creativity and healing have been published (Peter Lang Publishers, 2014). She thanks Lynn Peterson for standing strong by her side for 17 years. Ms. St. Amand serves on faculty at Westminster School, Ballet Theatre Company, and the Nutmeg Conservatory. She lives in the woods and on a river with the three loves of her life: her husband, Zachary and sons, Hunter and Declan.