Shaena Kate, a North Carolina native, is a rising Senior at Montclair State University and earning a BFA in Dance Performance. Her years at MSU have allowed her to train under prominent movers and creators such as Stefanie Batten-Bland, Christian Von Howard, Karen Gayle, Maxine Steinman, Joao Caravllo, and Jessie Dimauro-Marks. During her dance education, she has been able to perform pieces by Pam Pietro, Emmanuel Phuon, Stefanie Batten-Bland, Sam Shapiro, Rebekah Downing, Jessie Knight, Phil Orsano, Mallory Graham, and Jessie Dimauro-Marks. Additionally, she is Cecchetti Grade VI Student Certified and was accepted into the North Carolina Governor's School in 2017. She plans to continue to pursue dance through Physical and Dance theater.
Shaena has been working with Progressive Dance Studio as front desk, substitute teacher, and Jolene’s assistant since 2020 and is so happy to continue to be a part of the team.