About Us

Kathryn (Kat) Mowat Murphy

KatMoJAM’s founder has been in the theater and dance world for over 20 years, a professional Broadway dancer, she has been training dancers and actors for years and has a loyal NYC following.

Kathryn has been performing on Broadway and Equity National tours which include: Pal Joey (2008 revival), Fosse, Chicago, Sweet Charity with Wayne Cilento and A Chorus Line (Sheila) with Mitzi Hamilton. Regional work includes (Cassie) in A Chorus Line with Baayork Lee, Kay Cole and Donna Drake. NYC: Samuel Beckett Play festival, New York Musical Theater Festival. TV: NBC “Saturday Night Live”, Nickelodeon’s “I Carly”. She has her directorial debut with Luis Villabon in 2010 with A Chorus Line at the Algonquit Playhouse staring Lorenzo Lamas. Kathryn performed a solo she choreographed with Labyrinth Dance Theater in the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  In 2012 she played Nicky and was associate choreographer to Randy Slovacek in the Lyric Production of Sweet Charity. In addition she debuted her first public original piece ‘Wounded but not Hurt’ to critical acclaim in the 2013 performance of Dancers over 40 ‘The Story of Our Lives’  Last  summer she joined Randy again as associate choreographer and performer in the Sacramento Music Circus’s production of Chicago. In April of 2014 she was Kitten in the new musical  COMMITTED. She was overjoyed to again be associate choreographer to Randy and the part of Laura(Larry) in A Chorus line in the critically acclaimed production at the Sacramento Music Circus.  This past summer she once again joined Randy by assisting him and performing in Bye bye Birdie

As well as being a performer is a guest faculty member at New York’s Premier Professional Dance studio STEPSONBROADWAY. Kat teaches Jazz and Theater Dance.  She is also guest Faculty of Jazz technique  at the school at Steps children’s program.  She is also working on bringing KatMoJAM Jazz program to North Carolina and around the country for all levels and ages from 2 to 17 years old.

Kathryn is an acting coach to many young and aspiring Broadway and television actors and has worked closely with Lane Napper (Nickelodeon’s I Carly and currently Victorious) in many improvisational and scripted workshops.

Over the past 20+ years, fitness has always been a huge part of Kat’s life. Before her theater career she was a top fitness professional teaching and training in NYC. She realized it was more difficult to stay fit for her show and created a workout that could be done anywhere and acheived full body conditioning. She has appeared in numerous fitness videos for Reebok with Petra Kolber and Lisa Gaylord, and independent fitness companies as well as presented at the top fitness conferences IDEA and ECA. Throughout her career, she continued to personal train while performing in various Broadway shows. She had two knee surgeries and knew it was critical to keep the muscles around the knees strong to enable her to keep dancing, and this workout makes it possible. Now in her 40’s Kat is still dancing and stronger than ever. As she says, “I feel stronger and healthier and more effective in my dance and acting career than ever before. I want to bring this to everyone.”

Hillary Elliott

Hillary graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dance from UC Irvine, and danced as a showgirl in Las Vegas, Paris and Japan, before coming to NY and diving into the musical theatre scene. With a passion for movement and fitness, she is also Pilates-certified through Power Pilates. She loves teaching and is thrilled to be part of the KatMoJAM team!

Hope

Hope Klein

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Hope has been involved with theater, acting, singing and dance since she was 12 yrs. old. Having studied as a young adult with Uta Hagen at HB Studios in NYC and working at MCC Theater off Broadway she has always been fascinated by all aspects of theater both on and off the stage. A professional Equity actress who has performed regionally and Off Broadway, Hope always believed that the mind and body were connected in performance. Currently the busy mother to a wonderful daughter and managing several different businesses Hope came to KatMoJAM looking for a way to combine her love of dance and movement and she NEEDED to get her body back in shape after those pregnancy pounds didn’t quite melt off!!Time management is crucial and rarely do a mother, wife and working girl get the time to take care of one’s self. That is exactly what Kat does thru her amazing program. Hope has lost over 30 pounds but more importantly is stronger, fitter, hotter and happier with KatMoJAM and the great workouts that Kat provides with her high octane energy and passion for getting your body to a new level of strength and shape . Importantly she believes in KatMoJAM because she has seen and felt the results and is never going back but only forward with Kat and her life changing routines.