Kate Arnson is originally from San Diego, California, where she trained and began her career as a professional ballet dancer. While dancing with City Ballet of San Diego, she also taught in the outreach program and coached the junior company, City Ballet II. Kate then went on to dance with Charlottesville Ballet, while teaching in Charlottesville Ballet Academy as well. In addition to dancing, Kate enjoys making dance wear and costumes, crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her dog Topanga. This is Kate’s first full year in Oregon, and she is currently a company member of Ballet Fantastique.