Kathy Diehl, originally from Rochester, NY, began her professional dance career as a founding company member of Rochester City Ballet under the artistic direction of Timothy Draper. Diehl has danced with Bill Evans Dance Company, Present Tense Dance, Biodance, and Anne Burnidge and Dancers. She has performed works by Larry Keigwin, Mariah Maloney, Marina Mascarell, Paul Selwyn Norton, Doug Varone, Mark Morris, Heidi Latsky, Eran Hanlon, and José Limón and has appeared as a guest artist with various freelance artists. Diehl has choreographed works for several universities and has presented her choreography at the American Dance Guild Festival, WAXworks, Rochester Contemporary Dance Collective, Fort Worth Contemporary Dance Festival, and others. Diehl earned an MFA in Performance and Choreography from The College at Brockport and also holds an MSW from Case Western Reserve University. She has been a full-time Visiting Professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Webster University and a lecturer at The College at Brockport, Nazareth College, and University of Rochester. Diehl is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Cleveland State University.