Kathleen McGuire is a former ballet dancer and a contributing writer to Dance Magazine. As a dancer Kathleen trained in the pre-professional divisions of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and the San Francisco Ballet School, she also attended summer intensives at the School of American Ballet and Chautauqua. She earned a BA in writing from the University of Pittsburgh and began writing for Pointe in 2010. Kathleen is passionate about mental health issues that concern dancers. She is the founder of Minding the Gap - www.wearemindingthegap.org.