Kate grew up performing and singing on the Kansas City stage.Â One of her earliest shows was with Bob McGrath from Sesame Street and she has loved the stage ever since!Â She also worked at a performing arts camp as a Director of Musical Theater throughout high school where she learned her passions in life were both performing and bringing the arts into children’s lives!Â She went on to graduate with a dual major in Vocal Performance and Music Education K-12 from acclaimed Belmont University in Nashville, TN.Â In Nashville she worked at recording studios and sang back-up for multiple artists.Â After moving to NYC, she continued to perform and started teaching dance classes in studios around the city.Â She also began teaching private lessons in voice, acting and dance with her “portable studio aka backpack” around Manhattan.Â While enrolled in a two year acting program at the renowned William Esper Studio in New York, Kate was recommended to teach her energetic and engaging classes in after school programs around the city and FCC was born! Â
Kate is passionate that every child receives an arts education, learns about health and fitness and is encouraged to grow into their best and most world changing self!Â FCC is her passion and she is thankful every day to grow alongside her students and live a life of creative adventure!
Assistant Creative Director
Ashley Bloom was raised in Monticello, New York and graduated from the University of Richmond with a dual B.A. in Theatre and Communications. Ashleyâ€™s recent roles include Gina in the independent short film â€˜Gunâ€™ which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and Rosencrantz in Boomerang Theaterâ€™s â€˜Hamlet.â€™ Ashley recently returned to NYC after performing in award-winning theatre company En Garde Arts national tour of BASETRACK LIVE, which was named one of The New York Timesâ€™ top ten shows of 2014 by Charles Isherwood. Ashley is thrilled to be a part of Four Corners Creative! Check out www.ashleymorganbloom.com!
Assistant Creative Director
Lauren Monteleone has been teaching with Four Corners Creative for 2 years and has loved every second of it! She was born and raised in Hamilton, NJ. She attended Shenandoah Conservatory where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre. After college, she accepted a 10 month internship with Charleston Stage, performing in 10 shows while teaching theatre and dance classes to ages K-12th grade. Some of her most recent roles include “Val” in A Chorus Line: Columbus, OH, and “Crissy” in Hair: West Hartford, CT. She is so excited to be joining the National Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas as “Punky/Reno” in October. To learn more about Lauren, check out www.laurenmonteleone.com.
Francine hails from Orange County, CA where she was born and raised. From the very beginning, she knew that performing was something that she was passionate about. Francine started training at the young age of 3 but got her start in the industry at the age of 6 performing in industrials, music videos and live performances. She trained at a competitive dance studio under well sought out choreographers and continued her training at the University of California, Irvine where she obtained her BFA in Dance Performance with a minor in Sociology. A visit to New York City got her hooked on Musical Theater and she has pursued it ever since. Francine is so excited to share her love of dance and performing with young individuals who love to perform and entertain as well!
Rachel is a Florida native who loves living in New York City! She is a RYT 200 Vinyasa teacher as well as an actress/singer/dancer. Rachel has appeared on tour in many Broadway companies such asÂ Jersey Boys, A Chorus Line, and Fame!Â She loves bringing a fun, nurturing, and positive energy to each Four Corners Creative class she teaches. Empowering young girls through music, dance and fitness is a huge passion of hers and she is excited to always welcome new students as well as one on one privates during the year! Get ready to sweat and smile!
Colleen grew up a competitive dancer in Frederick, MD, and taught ages 2-12 for multiple years. Â While studying musical theatre at James Madison University Colleen continued teaching Teen musical theatre jazz to a local dance studio in Harrisonburg, VA . Â Now that Colleen lives in NYC, she spends her weekdays dancing and weekends as a freelance dance competition judge. Â Most recently seenÂ dancing in the critically acclaimed musical Cabaret in DC…she can’t wait for an amazing year with Four Corners and is happy to be part of the team!
Stephanie Yonkovich graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from California State University, Long Beach. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. She has performed with Los Angeles Movement Arts, onÂ America’s Got Talent, theÂ Late Show with Stephen ColbertÂ and recently in the film,Â Hello Again. In addition to professional dance, Stephanie enjoyed teaching and choreographing at West Coast School of the Arts and other dance studios in Southern California. She was also a member and captain of the Orange Coast College Dance Team and was Coach of the Rosary High School Junior Varsity Dance Team. Both teams were nationally ranked and appeared on ESPN. Stephanie is currently the Head Coach and Choreographer for the Columbia University Dance Team and the Choreographer for the Fordham University Dance Team. She also teaches dance and fitness at Steps on Broadway.
Seneca Lawrence, a native of Tilton, New Hampshire, began dancing at the age of four and hasnâ€™t stopped since. After years of dancing competitively in tap, jazz, contemporary and ballet she decided to hone her ballet skills and finish high school studying at the Boston Ballet School. Upon graduating, she auditioned and was accepted into the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College in New York. There she studied ballet and modern dance rigorously and performed in a variety of works including â€œThe Nutcrackerâ€, George Balanchineâ€™s â€œValse Fantaisieâ€ and contemporary pieces by choreographers such as Gabrielle Lamb and Ori Flomin. Having graduated in May 2015, she is living in New York City pursuing her dance career further and enjoying working as a teacher with Four Corners Creative.