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Katrina Toews

Katrina Toews was appointed the Director of The Washington Ballet @ THEARC (TWB@THEARC) in August of 2006. Toews was originally hired to teach at The Washington School of Ballet under its founding director Mary Day. Feeling enriched by this experience she began teaching students through The Washington Ballet's Education programs. When TWB@THEARC opened in 2005 Toews served as its first interim director at this satellite campus in Southeast Washington, D.C. As Director of TWB@THEARC, Toews works to instill the artistic vision and professionalism of The Washington School of Ballet at its satellite campus in Southeast. In addition, she will build upon the successes of this first year, which included increasing enrollment from 60 to 285 students, a successful first summer intensive program and numerous ongoing partnerships with the Levine School of Music, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Children's Health project and Parklands Community Center. Toews received her BA in Fine Arts and Elementary Education from Bethel College in North Newton, KS, and a MA in Dance from American University in Washington, DC. She has taught at American University, James Madison University, The Washington School of Ballet, Dance Place and the Davis Center. In addition to teaching, Toews founded K2 Dance Company which has performed at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Dance Place, The Jack Guidone Theatre, THEARC Theatre and American University's Greenberg Theatre. She has also danced with bosmadance, Carla & Company and Sister's Trousers, all Washington-based companies.