Kate Honea

Ballet, Character, Variations

Kate Honea joined The Sarasota Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to Principal in 2009. Her lead and featured roles include Ashton’s Birthday Offering, La Fille mal Gardée, Les Patineurs, Les Rendezvous, La chatte métamorphosée en femme, The Two Pigeons, Jazz Calendar; Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, Apollo, Rubies, Serenade, The Four Temperaments, Who Cares; Bruce’s Sergeant Early’s Dream; de Valois’ The Rake’s Progress; Flindt’s The Lesson; Fokine’s Les Sylphides, Petrushka; Graziano’s Symphony of Sorrows, Shostakovich Suite, En las Calles de Murcia, In a State of Weightlessness; Hart’s John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker; Kobborg’s Salute; MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations; Nureyev’s Raymonda Act III; Prokovsky’s Anna Karenina; Samsova’s Paquita; Taylor’s Company B; Tuckett’s The Secret Garden, Changing Light, Lux Aeterna; Tudor’s Gala Performance; Wheeldon’s The American, There Where She Loves; Wright’s Summertide.

Kate has taught in the Sarasota Ballet School from 2002 until 2014, under the directorship of Adrian Ciobanu, Sayward Grindley, and Dex Honea (Education Director from 2011 until 2016). Kate specializes in youth pre-professional levels, and professional and adult classes, including ballet technique, pointe, variations, and dance conditioning. She has choreographed for the SBS summer workshops and end-of-the-year performances, including co-directing and producing two full-length productions. Kate has coached multiple award-winning students for YAGP and choreographed works for their contemporary solos. She has also judged for the 2015 World Ballet Competition in Orlando, as well as taught a master class for the competitors.