Sound and Spirit - Artistic Team - Natick, MA
Sound and Spirit - @ tcan
Meet our Artistic Team
 


Kate Leavey
Artistic Director 
Kate began her career performing shows at the Boston Center for the Arts and headlining around Boston, performing at The Top of the Hub and Sculler’s Jazz Club.  She even ventured down to New York where she sang at the Waldorf Astoria and enjoyed scatting across the stage of Carnegie Hall.  While Kate has spent most of her career in the ministry of music, she is a lyric soprano, an artist who thrives on collaboration and the creative spirit. She holds a BA and an MAT from Boston College, as well as an MSM from Boston University and she worked for many years as the Director of Liturgical Arts at Boston College. A lover of all the arts, Kate has just finished her second YA novel and is querying her first for publication.  (Any literary agents should meet her in the lobby after the show!)  In June, Kate will be honored at the State House as one of Massachusetts’ “Unsung Heroines” for her work with Sound & Spirit. In October, she will be honored at a dinner in her hometown as the 2016 recipient of the “Sports Achievement Award”.  Kate lives in Natick with her husband, Steve, the Bass section leader, and the four children they adore, two of whom are performing on the stage, and two of whom are ushering.  




Cathi ianno
Assistant Director 
Cathi Fournier Ianno is a development professional and arts administrator with more than 20 years' experience in the field. In the past Cathi has served as the Director of Development for The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) and previously worked at Boston College in several roles, including as Director of the annual BC Arts Festival and Project Director for the Arts Council. Cathi has accompanied numerous musicals, choirs, and individuals for more than 2 decades.


Claire Mackay
Choreographer
Native to South Africa, Claire studied physical education at Witswatersrand University with a focus in special needs. A life-long lover of the arts, Claire first toured at the tender age of 10 with South Africa’s Brick Hill/Burke production of Annie. While Claire loves to perform, she discovered her true passion on the other side of the curtain, directing and choreographing her first musical production in 8th grade. For the last 15 years, Claire has directed, produced and 
choreographed musical productions for all ages and recently signed on to direct and choreograph Dover/Sherborn Middle and High School musicals.