I am the proud owner and director of the Katharine Robinson School of Highland Dancing. I always knew I wanted to teach from the time I was 5 years old and started my school in the conservatory of my parents' home when I was just 16 years old! I often taught for my teacher from around age 11 and wanted dancers to be taught properly, with direction and passion. I want dancers to know that dancing enriches at any age, and will remain with them for their entire life.
I have had the privilege to dance twice for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. And in 2018, was honoured for 50 years of teaching by Holyrood palace in addition to receiving certificates by BATD, SDTA, as well as OHDA.
I have been directing the school for over 52 years, am a judge with the RSOBHD, a life Member of the BATD and SDTA. I am very fortunate to have excellent teachers and a terrific school manager, Tara Hierlihy. We are a non-profit organization with a board of directors.
- Is Lonaan Rincès Beatha / To Dance is to Live
Our school Piper, Beth Bisaillion (right), has always been there for me and for our school. We are very fortunate to have her as our support when we perform at various community events, and for international shows.