Katherine Meloche-Ricardo began her dance training at the age of seven in Detroit, Michigan. Ms. Kathy has performed professionally for twenty-five years. A former member of The National Ballet of Canada in Toronto, she trained with the schools associated with the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet. Broadway credits span 15 years of performing and include "No, No, Nanette", "Grease" and Bob Fosse's "Dancin", where as a featured dancer, she had the opportunity to work directly with the late great choreographer and his wife, Gwen Verdun.
Off-Broadway audiences will remember Katherine’s portrayal of Audrey in "Little Shop of Horrors".Regional Theatre credits include leading roles in "Pal Joey" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, choreographed by Anne Reinking and "Anything Goes" at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. Other credits include on-camera principle work in dozens of television commercials, voice-overs and industrial films
In 1991, Katherine decided to focus her energy on teaching and opened Dance Pro's, Inc. in Upper Montclair New Jersey. In 1999 Katherine moved to Atlanta with her family and taught for Dan & Company Studios and has choreographed for the Atlanta Jazz Theatre. For the past ten years she has been on staff at the Dancers Studio Backstage (Atlanta Dance Theatre) and for the past four years has been the Artistic Director of the Marist Dance Company at Marist School in Atlanta, GA.