Kay has taught dance at Kimball Union Academy since 1995. Prior to that, she danced professionally in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. She has been a member of the David Gordon Pick-Up Company, Susan Foster and Dancers, and Richard Bull Dance Theatre and has had the pleasure of performing throughout the United States and Europe. A talented teacher and innovative choreographer, Kay inspires her students. She is as happy to work with novices who are exploring their interest in dance as with trained ballerinas and accomplished dancers. The performances she choreographs and directs always entertain and delight her audiences.
Prior to taking on the ceramics program at KUA in the fall of 2007, Ursula was involved as a teacher’s assistant and monitor at the renowned League of New Hampshire Craftsmen pottery studio in Hanover for several years. She also brings to KUA her experience as a studio potter and is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Her work has been featured in numerous shows, foremost the Taylor Gallery, and is represented in local galleries. She has also done private commissions. Ursula has a passion for throwing on the wheel and decorating the surfaces of her pieces, and she loves sharing this with her students. She moved to the United States from Germany in 1998 and lives in Meriden with her husband and two children.
Julie is a visual art teacher at Kimball Union Academy, teaching Advanced and AP Studio Art classes, Drawing, Painting, Landscape Painting, Printmaking, and AP Art History. She also runs the after-school Art Activity program and is the curator of the Taylor Gallery. Julie worked at KUA for eight years and has returned for her ninth year after living and working in Maine for the past two years. She now divides her time between Maine and Meriden and lives in MacLeay House with her daughter, Emma. Julie is also a working artist who spends summers and free time creating and exhibiting her own paintings. She especially loves painting images of the rural landscape and the Maine coastline.