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Kelly Drummond Cawthon

ORG University of Florida Title BIO Kelly Drummond Cawthon was raised in Tasmania, Australia. After a childhood spent in acrobatics and musical theatre, she began her modern dance training in South Australia where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Adelaide and made her professional debut with Outlet Dance Company. In 1990 she came to the United States to pursue an MFA degree in dance choreography and performance at Florida State University. She moved to New York City in 1993 where she taught and performed for New Dance Group Studios, the Doris Humphrey Repertory Company, Joy Kellman, The Hudson Vagabond Puppeteers, Motion Pictures Dance Theater Inc., the Hudson County Vocational High School, and the Hastings Arts Council, among others. Ms. Cawthon was a performer and key collaborator on the Digital Worlds Institute's "DANCING BEYOND BOUNDARIES" project at SC2001, and was part of the team invited to present at the 2002 Monaco Dance Forum. She continues to travel extensively in the United States and abroad as a dance educator, performer and rehearsal director for Shapiro & Smith Dance. Kelly's choreography has been produced in Australia, the United States, and Korea. She has received fellowships and grants from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians & The South Australian Department for the Arts.