Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
Kitty's Bookin

I was trained in dance instruction from Al & Connie Fanton.  Al grew up in vaudville; his parents, Joe Fanton were the first vaudvillian acrobatics, traveling to Germany right before the war began.  Al married Connie ( an English ballerina who ran away to join the circus) and toured the country with thier act, Taps & Tricks.  Many times The Fantons would tour with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra and were performing at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed.  Al & Connie retired to CT to teach and I was very fortunate to have taken dance and theatre from the duo I called my "adopted" grandparents.  I consider myself 3rd generation "show biz".

I graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in business and moved to Vermont.  

Jobs held include:

Kitty's Bookin (16 years) Managed, promoted, booked, sold CDs for The Kind Buds - a. national touring act

Keenhold Dance Troupe (17 years) Administrator & Head Instructor for children ages 3 & up in dance instruction in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz & acrobatics

Chandler Music Hall (4 years) As Director of Programming I was responsible for fund raising and development, negotiating artists' contracts, scheduling of performances, grant writing, marketing and advertising

K & S Music (12 years) Head of Sales & Public Relations whom duties included sheduling/booking performances, CD and merchandise sales, advertising and promotions and representing "Braintree" at national/local wholesale and retail trade shows

Project Youth Teen Center (4 years) Created and ran a daily social program for high risk youth funded solely through grants.  Responsible for grant writing, resource development, educational and recreational programming

Randolph Youth Gymnastic Association (12 years) Administrator and Head Coach of local gymnastic program and responsible for advertising, programming, securing insurance, registering and fundraising 





Contact Information

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Physical Address: 
Randolph, VT 05060


Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Jazz
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist Booking / Management Agencies
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Events Per Year: 
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Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

NCAA Diving Championships - Placed 19