In the last 12 years, Kathleen Ann Thompson has dedicated her work primarily to the youth of Eastern Europe by performing, directing and mentoring teaching programs in dance and movement theatre in these post-communist countries. Kathleen is now the Artistic Director of Belleherst Productions, a company that is committed to crossing cultural, ethnic, age and socio-economic borders through communication with the arts. Kathleen has directed and choreographed over 50 productions in the U.S., as well as, Europe and Eastern Europe. She is well known for her physical theatre techniques – having studied dance, mime and commedia dell’arte – and her unique style of acting. She is also the founder of two Eastern European performing arts schools