Kate Spanos  §  Dancer, Scholar, Developer, and Traveler

dancer.I am a dancer, trained in Irish dance and experienced in a variety of other dance and movement genres from around the world, including a variety of Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean, and West African styles.

scholar.I earned my PhD in Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. My research interests include national performance (music and dance), cultural identity formation, and Irish, African, and Caribbean studies (especially when these cultures intersect).

developer.I have worked as a web developer/designer and currently work as coordinator of marketing for UMD’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. I enjoy online marketing and social media, as well as coding websites and smartphone apps.

traveler.I like to keep moving (dance!), learning (scholarship!), and growing (development!).