won the Espinosa Scholarship to the Royal Ballet School
On completing her training there she joined Festival Ballet in 1978 and performed corps and soloist roles in most of the company's repertoire including Romeo & Juliet, Giselle and Etudes.
In 1984 she
returned to the Royal Ballet School
and completed the Teachers Course, before opening the Kate Simmons School
In 1989 she
opened the Upper School
to provide full-time vocational training for professional dancers and teachers.
The school now provides performers and teachers worldwide.
Miss Simmons is an international guest teacher and choreographer most recently teaching in Canada and the USA.