Catherine Sullivan, has a trained in classical ballet and modern dance in both academic and professional settings. She has also been and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance at CSU, Chico. As a founding member of the Chico Community Ballet, and currently the Associate Director and Director of the Senior Adult division, she also helped establish the Friends of Chico Community Ballet, Inc., a 501©3 educational corporation. She regularly contributes classical re-stagings and original choreography for the annual full-length ballets and the community concerts Keeping Dance Alive!
She has a B.A. in Art in Art History and another with emphasis in Sculpture/Printmaking, cum laude. Her Special Major M.A. in Dance/Art from CSU, Chico was awarded with distinction.
Ms. Sullivan has received five City of Chico “Annie” Awards in both the visual and performing arts and a Mayor’s Award for art achievement in both the visual arts and dance. She conceived and directed the original ballet productions of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Returns to Wonderland for CCB, as well as Encore Theatres’ production of Amahl and the Night Visitor and Chico Light Opera’s Godspell.
Since 1993 she has been the Curator and Head of Archive for the Janet Turner Print Museum, a program of the CSU, Chico College of Humanities and Fine Arts located in the recently completed Arts & Humanities building. In this position she programs and/or curates five public exhibitions, supervises the direct care of the collection, advises on new prints to add, trains professional museum interns and facilitates an Archive study program for classes, groups and individuals to use the collection not currently on display.
She is currently on the Inspire School of the Arts and Science’s Board of Directors.