Katharyn Horne was a professional dancer for 33 years dancing leading roles for American Ballet Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Santa Fe Opera, and Malmo Stadsteater, including the iconic cowgirl in Rodeo (with a vinyl record cover to prove it). She toured the US and world in the 50’s and 60’s with Ballet Theater and the Met Opera and worked with many greats in the ballet world like Margaret Craske, Anthony Tudor, Agnes DeMille and Alicia Markova. Additionally she has done work for television, and Broadway musicals. In the early 1960’s, she extended her duties to include teaching, ballet mistress, costume designer and seamstress. Since 1979 Katharyn has choreographed more than 50 ballets for concert, opera, and theatre. She has been Artistic Director of Manhattan Festival Ballet, San Antonio Festival Ballet, Omaha Ballet, and Dance Charlotte. Together with Mary Ann Mee she founded Dance Central; now CPCC Dance Theatre in 1984.