Kate is a solicitor working in Leeds. Growing up in Scarborough Kate attended ballet lessons at her local ballet school and was a senior associate of the Royal Ballet School. At 16 she made the tough decision to withdraw from her final audition for a place at a vocational ballet school and to continue her education and study law at university. Kate trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2004, and spent many years working in London for the international law firm Baker and McKenzie LLP. During this time she enjoyed attending a variety of dance performances at the Royal Opera House and Sadlers Wells Theatre and took evening ballet classes at The Place (home to the London Contemporary Dance School). A few years ago kate moved back home to Yorkshire and now lives in York with her young family.