In the entertainment industry, there is a tendency to categorize artists into neat areas of involvement – this makes it easier to compare them and rank their abilities. Then there are special circumstances where the artist defies traditional "branding" and excels in more than one genre – this is most certainly the case with Kateri Chambers who acts, dances and plays the flute and the traverso, an early music flute.
     No matter which direction one looks, Ms. Chambers has an impressive resume. Her preparation and experience have been impeccable. The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore gave her opportunities to pursue a degree in English literature and Writing Seminars while maintaining her dance, acting and musical studies at the Peabody Conservatory as well before she went on to receive her Masters from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. to her career.


   Kateri Chambers creates a flurry of activity wherever she goes. Her theatrical career has greatly expanded from the San Francisco Bay Area to Baltimore and Washington D.C. to London as she accepted roles at the Theatre Royal, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Hopkins, Hopkins Studio Players, D.C. Fringe Festival, and others. Not only does she act, but she has done film and voiceover, costumes, stagehanding, directing and producing – even ushering! The demand for her acting abilities has resulted in over twenty roles having come to her in productions all the way from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to David Mamet’s Oleanna. She has performed with the likes of John Astin, Elijah Woods, and Randall Stuart in her hometown of San Francisco.


   Early music is the focus of Ms. Chambers’ study and performance although she studied as well with Bonnie Lake, longtime flutist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has continued her vocal work. She has performed with the , Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, the Peabody Baroque Ensemble, the Peabody Broken Consort, and the Baltimore Baroque Band. She is a founding member of Ensemble Chæron, Flûtes Caquets and Ash & Rowan. Her teachers have included Dr. Stephen Preston, Colin St. Martin (baroque flute), Kathleen Kraft (baroque flute), Louise Carslake (recorder), Michelle Caimotto (modern flute), Janet Ketchum (modern flute), Joseph Bloom (voice and modern flute), Dr. Lori Lind-Holmes (voice) and others. She has recently returned from London where she studied with Dr. Stephen Preston at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama while obtaining her MMus in Early Music Performance.


   Belly dancing, African dance, Scottish Highland dancing and Ballet are all areas of study for Ms. Chambers. In those areas, her teachers have been (respectively) Katarina Burda, Susannah Woods, Norine Harmon and Harold Barton. In addition to her private teaching and continuous solo performance work, her dance troupe, Egyptian Sun has had numerous engagements in the Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Greater Maryland areas.

   This all adds up to an exceptional amount of study, evaluation and performance opportunity. In any of these genres, Kateri Chambers’ public profile is both increasingly visible and valued.

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