Live Oak Conservatory’s Kat Burburan Expands Dance Classes

Live Oak Conservatory’s Kat Burburan Expands Dance Classes

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on August 25, 2022

Live Oak’s Kat Burburan now teaches Lyrical, Stretch/Conditioning, Ballet (Beginner), Musical Theatre/Jazz, and Ballet (Intermediate) classes. Classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays “The gifted Kat Burburan will teach an expanded ballet program,” said Live Oak Founder and Artistic Director Randi Olsen. “We’ll be offering more courses after school to make them available to more kids.”

Live Oak Conservatory’s Kat Burburan Expands Dance Classes to THREE Days a Week!

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Kat’s classes are as follows:


Lyrical – Ages 10+, Using technique learned in ballet, students will train in expressive movement. Students will also engage in group choreography projects, learning how to create and teach movement.7:00 – 7:50pm.


Ballet (Beginner) – Ages 8-11, This is a beginner level class, introducing students to ballet positions, movement, vocabulary, and barre work. Students will also be trained in body and space awareness, class etiquette, and strength building for success in all genres of dance.

5:00 – 5:50pm.

Musical Theatre/Jazz – Ages 12+, intermediate/advanced level dancers welcome. In this class, dancers will learn jazz styles from artists including Fosse and Jerome Robbins. This class will also focus on learning choreography and retention of choreography, with new combinations every week. 6:00 – 6:50pm.

Ballet (Intermediate)– Ages 12+, Students will already have a basic understanding of technique and vocabulary. Students will continue training in barre work and center, with a focus on rhythm and musicality. 7:00 – 7:50pm.


Stretch/Conditioning – Ages 8+, This is a class to build your strength and flexibility. It will help with all genres of dance, focusing on core strength and stability, stretching and lengthening muscles, and muscular strength to hold support flexibility. This class is for dancers of all levels, everyone is welcome. 1:00 – 1:50pm.

Ballet (Beginner), (1 credit) – Ages 8-11, Students will continue to train in ballet positions, vocabulary, and barre work. The focus is to increase technique and stability at the barre and center.2:00 – 2:50pm.

Ballet (Intermediate), (1 credit) – Ages 12+, Students will already have a basic understanding of technique and vocabulary. Students will continue training in barre work and center, with a focus on rhythm and musicality. 3:00 – 3:50pm.

Attached Photo: Kat Burburan

About Katherine Burburan

Katherine trained in dance for 12 years across multiple studios and teachers. She started her training at Erin’s Danceworks in 2006, learning ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and competing in competitions around the country. She then began study at John Leggio’s Center for the Performing Arts in 2012, with John Leggio and Edwina Nelson, who trained at Central School of Ballet and went on to perform professionally around the United Kingdom.

She began advanced training in ballet, pointe, and modern under Edwina Nelson and then continued training with her and Joey King at The Nelson Grey Academy in 2013. With the Nelson Grey Academy, Katherine performed Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Springs”, an original piece by Edwina Nelson “Welcome to the Machine,” and achieved Second Place Overall Solo at Starbound Dance Competition in 2015.

Katherine went on to study ballet and modern at Santa Fe College in 2017, with Alora Haynes and Melissa Brenner. She participated in the student choreographed show Room To Dance, creating her first performed piece and performing in other student’s pieces. Katherine has continued to dance independently, taking classes in Tampa, Florida and through online services during the pandemic.   

About the Live Oak Conservatory Programs

Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory is – above all – a family friendly theatre program which exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities.

We offer group classes and private lessons in acting, improv, youth art, musical theatre, singing, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, Acro, and most musical instruments including piano, guitar, and violin.

To compliment Live Oak Theatre’s tradition of bringing top notch musical theatre entertainment and training to our community, our Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and drama which together make up a well-rounded and versatile performing arts educational program. Children… and adults… can take these classes to enhance their creative and artistic skills and combine them with other fine arts and performing arts skills. The Live Oak Conservatory is Hernando County’s one stop destination for education in the performing arts!



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