Staff


Melissa Cameron

Artistic Director 

Artistic Director Melissa Cameron has danced and choreographed primarily in Philadelphia, PA, Amherst, MA, and Melbourne, Australia.  While in Melbourne, she produced a season of emerging works at Dancehouse, providing several talented Australian artists the opportunity to showcase their work.  There she discovered a commitment to supporting emerging artistic voices and a belief in the entrepeneurial possibilities of performance art -- an industry in which the goal is not material profit but cultural enlivenment.  

 
 

Kate Abernethy 

Associate Artistic Director

Kate is the Associate Artistic Director and company member for Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre. As part of the thriving Philadelphia dance community for the past eight years, she has performed with keila cordova dances, Leyya Mona Tawiil, BRAT Productions, MizantyMoves Dance Works, Lyons and Tigers, and <fidget>. Her self-choreographed solo, When There’s No One, was produced by InHale Performance Series and ETC. Performance Series. Kate studied Dance and Performance at Mount Holyoke College and The Victorian College of the Arts. Kate adores performing and collaborating with Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre.

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Katie Moore 

Management Associate

Katie began her dance training at Delaware Valley Dance Academy in Colmar, PA. She has attended dance intensives with Burklyn Ballet Theatre, South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory, LEVY Dance, and a residency program with T. Lang Dance. In summer of 2014 Katie completed Philadanco's summer training program and was a member of Philadanco's second company Danco2 (D2). Katie received her BFA in Performance and Choreography from Temple University in 2016 along with a general business studies minor. Katie was the recipient of the Rose Vernick Scholar Award, the Boyer College Alumni Award, and was elected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Passionate about arts administration and non-profit management, Katie has completed administrative internships with BalletX,  as well as part-time positions with the Performance Garage, The Lady Hoofers, Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre, and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. Katie is currently the Business Development Manager at Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D).