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resident artist


Kathryn Karrh Cashin

Performance Director and
Resident Choreographer

Kathryn Karrh Cashin has choreographed for The Tallahassee Ballet for more than 30 years, including The Nutcracker and numerous chamber works, most notably Boléro. Her full-length ballets include Beauty and the Beast, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coppélia, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty. She has also choreographed several children’s ballets. She has served as choreographer for more than 20 Florida State Opera works, most recently The Mikado, Eugene Onegin, Orpheus in the Underworld, and Romeo and Juliet.


Dr. Cashin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Russian/Business Administration, Master of Arts in Slavic and East European Studies and a PhD in Humanities. She is on the faculty of Florida State University’s Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities, supervises the multicultural film course, and frequently teaches in Europe during the summer.

Dr. Cashin, a former president of the Junior League of Tallahassee and graduate of Leadership Tallahassee, serves on the Leadership Council of FSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, and is a former curriculum and steering chair for Youth Leadership Tallahassee. She serves as vice-president of scholarships for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority National Foundation. She is the 2014 recipient of The Tallahassee Ballet’s Melissa Villella award for volunteer service.


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