K A T H E R I N E D I S E N H O F
Dancer & Graphic Designer / Bay Area, California
KATHERINE DISENHOF is a dancer, graphic designer, and arts administrator.
A Bay Area native, Katherine studied classical ballet at Marin Ballet and attended summer programs at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Nederlands Dans Theater.
She graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a B.A. in Human Biology and Dance, and received the Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts. While at Stanford, she participated in many Dance Division projects, working closely with Todd Eckert, Kristine Elliott, Diane Frank, Muriel Maffre, Robert Moses, Garen Scribner, and Quinn Wharton. Katherine was an Artist Fellow at the Institute for Diversity in the Arts from 2009-2010, supporting the residency of Rennie Harris. She received a Community Arts Fellowship in 2011 to work with Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, CA, and served as an Intern at the Stanford Arts Institute from 2011-2012. She was an Arts Intensive Program Assistant for the 2010 and 2011 Ballet Intensive courses co-taught by Kristine Elliott and Muriel Maffre, and for the 2012 Modern Dance Intensive led by Robert Moses. In May 2012, she performed Diane Frank’s original work Twilight Composite at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the biennial National College Dance Festival.
After graduation, Katherine was on staff at Alonzo King LINES Ballet as their BFA Program Coordinator (2012-15) and Graphic Designer (2013-17). She was a member of Robert Moses’ Kin for four years, with which she toured internationally and was part of a cast that received the 2015 Isadora Duncan Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Performance-Company.” While in San Francisco, Katherine also performed with other local companies including Katharine Hawthorne, RAWdance, Tanya Bello's Project. B., Kinetech Arts, the Ali McKeon Dance Project, and Inside Out Contemporary Ballet. In 2017, she joined Portland-based NW Dance Project as a Company Artist. With NWDP, she performed original works by Sarah Slipper, Ihsan Rustem, Wen Wei Wang, Cayetano Soto, Danielle Agami, Patrick Delcroix, and James Canfield.
In response to COVID-19, she founded Dancing Alone Together. She returned to the Bay Area in June 2020 and rejoined the staff of Alonzo King LINES Ballet as the Marketing Manager.