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Katie Messina has been a company member with Kit Modus since Fall 2018. She has performed in numerous evening length works, further described below, and danced for festivals such as the Woman in Dance Conference, Newnan Arts Festival, and Creative Mornings. 

Kit Modus was described as "a small but mighty force in the Atlanta dance community" by ARTS ATL 2018 Year in Review and Into the Proscenium’s 2020 Year End Review


VCR Session 1

May 8-9th, 2021

8:00 PM 

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

VCR Session 2

July 11th, 2021

8:00 PM

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 


Kit Modus began their Virtual Choreographic Residency series due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this series, choreographers will Zoom in to set a work on the company. Choreographers include Pulkit Sharma (Delhi, India), Ruben Julliard (France), Alexander Espinosa (Spain), Maddie Hanson (NYC). Pieces were performed side-by-side with Mitchell's work-in-progress Purgatory.


November 14, 2020

7:30 PM

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Coming off many cancellations due to Covid-19, Kit Modus hosted a socially distanced, outdoor show with over 100 attendees sitting in their germ pods in an amphitheater with work generated before and during the pandemic. The piece included five dancers, combining full body movement with sharp, specific details, and Katie began the work. Read the preview here.

Ditto was accepted to the 2oth Anniversary Virtual Dumbo Dance Festival, June 10th-13th, 2021. 

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December 4th, 2019

7:30 PM

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

An evening length work with live music, Figment originated as a work trying to mimic what was in the composers head but turned into a work looking how the choreographic process evolves.

Katie was chosen to perform excerpts of Figment at Creative Mornings and Immerse ATL Showcase, both in Atlanta, GA .


September 2019

Emory University Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

An evening of three original works, including Prettyend by Mark Caserta, Imminence by Jillian Mitchell, and Figment (excerpts) by Jillian Mitchell. Over the course of two performances in the Emory Performing Arts Studio, audiences were taken through a variety of aesthetics and ideas.

Imminence was then performed at the Women in Dance Leadership Conference in October 2019, Philadelphia, PA

A Sunday With Kit Modus

June 2019

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

A sampling of three works to kick off our new season and preview what is to come. Works included music by Bacharach.

That Mysterious Flow

December 2018, February 2019

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

An evening length work created by Jillian Mitchell, Flow produced a mysterious atmosphere in Callanwolde’s courtyard space. Performed in December 2018 and January 2019, Flow was well received and reviewed, DIY Dancer saying “the dancers delivered a striking interconnectivity”

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Photos by Daley Kappenman and Jonathan Stein for Kit Modus

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