Kathryn Burns

Kathryn Burns

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With her refreshing and innovative style, unique training, and unparalleled creativity, newly-minted 2016 Emmy Award-winning choreographer Kathryn Burns has become Hollywood's toast of the town. As the groundbreaking choreographer behind the hilarious watercooler moments on CW's critically acclaimed hit television series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Kathryn stood apart in her Emmy category, and her peers took notice. Her three Emmy-winning dance performances include "I'm So Good at Yoga," "Settle for Me," and "A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes."

Animated, charismatic, and witty to a T, Kathryn Burns made a name for herself as one of the hardest working and most in-demand television choreographers in Tinseltown. In addition to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, her brilliant choreography has been featured in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer, Comedy Central's Key & Peele, CBS' 2 Broke Girls, and Adult Swim's Children's Hospital just to name a few.

Originally from Texas, Kathryn moved to Los Angeles to hone her craft by performing and choreographing at the prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB). The years of unique hands on training that she received here is where Kathryn ingeniously combined comedy with dance, creating a limitless style all her own. While at UCB, she created innovative and laugh out loud choreography for Hollywood's comedic legends, including Amy Poehler who she worked with in the UCB film FREAK DANCE. Kathryn still performs regularly at UCB where she can be seen every month starring in Quick & Funny Musicals.

The 2016 Emmy for "Outstanding Choreography" isn't the only accolade under Kathryn's belt. She was recognized in both 2016 & 2017 by winning The World Choreography Award for "Best Choreography in a Television Episode" for her breakout work on Key and Peele and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Along with the original dances that she creates for the small screen, Kathryn has worked with numerous recording artists including the dancers alongside Pharrell Williams on the iconic Happy music video, which won her and the team a Grammy for "Best Music Video of the Year."

With an unwavering passion, skill and imagination for dance, television, film and comedy, Kathryn Burns is a new pioneering force in choreography. Audiences worldwide will continue to be astonished by her remarkable work as she tirelessly makes her mark dancing through Hollywood.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Wins1 Nominations

Outstanding Choreography - 2016

  • Winner
  • Kathryn Burns, Choreographer
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • CW
  • CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television

Awards & Nominations

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Win1 Nomination

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  • Artem Chigvintsev, Mandy Moore, Sharna Burgess, and Kathryn Burns at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball. 

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  • Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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  • Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.


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  • Television Academy Governors Mandy Moore and Kathryn Burns attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Television Academy Governor Kathryn Burns and Todd Holland speak at the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Television Academy Governors Kathryn Burns and Mandy Moore speak at the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Dancers and Television Academy Governor Kathryn Burns attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Courtney Hope, and Television Academy Governors Patrika Darbo and Kathryn Burns attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Choreography by Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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  • Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns, Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Television Academy governors Mandy Moore and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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  • Television Academy governors Gail Mancuso, Kathryn Burns, and Mandy Moore at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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  • Television Academy governors Kathryn Burns, Mandy Moore, and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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  • Kathryn Burns at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Thank You Cam

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  • Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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