kait kingston ~ biography
Kait grew up in Salt Lake City, UT. As a child, she was a featured dancer, touring internationally touring with Children's Dance Theatre (CDT) and nationally touring as the only child in an adult professional dance company, Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT). Her passion and great professional promise continued until the age of 12 when Kait developed severe Rheumatoid Arthritis which ended her growing dance career. While a significant downer, this major change directed Kait into other performance mediums.
She was the drummer for the Rowland Hall St. Marks high school band, 'Rowtown' before heading to the University of Utah where she completed her BFA in the Actor Training Program. She then moved to California for 8 years to pursue further training, where she completed both her MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and post graduate Voice Study with world renowned voice teacher, Edward Sayegh in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, Kait performed in a variety of venues and also worked as a session singer for various composers and bands singing styles of music from rock and blues to pop, jazz and musical theatre projects. She performed in several bands but mostly with her own blues band ('The Kait Kingston Band') where she headlined at venues like BB Kings in Hollywood, The Blue Cafe in Long Beach and the famous 'Brown Derby'. She also performed as a featured lead singer with blues great, John Lee Hooker Jr. on his western US tour singing on legendary songs like 'Boom Boom'.
After returning to Salt Lake in 2004, Kait wrote, performed and recorded as the lead singer for the band 'Light Vizion' and co-produced the bands' debut album Looking For An Angel. She has also returned to her dance beginnings by performing and recording with SLC dance companies, Rire Woodbury and CDT. Kait, a full-time voice and performance coach at The Performer Studio coaches students of all ages and abilities how to find themselves through song and realize the greatness that lies within them. She continues to work as a freelance singer.