Kathleen Meyers Leiner has been teaching, performing and creating dance for universities, national and international festivals, museums, non-profit organizations, private, and public schools for 40 years. Kathy draws inspiration from literature, social issues, and personal stories to develop workshops, performances and participatory events. She brings visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, and educators, of a variety of disciplines, into collaborative conversations which explore process through structured questions and ongoing research. Currently, Kathy co-teaches a seminar course on Black Mountain College, is the Dance Program Director, Graham Theater Manager, and Chair of Fine Arts at the Asheville School. Kathy holds a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts: Choreography & Visual Arts from Wilson College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from Towson State University. She continues to grow as an educator and artist through her in-depth research of Black Mountain College to discover ways to engage community with interdisciplinary art.