Kathryn Burns

Kathryn Burns, aka Kat Burns, is a two-time Emmy winning choreographer for her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She has choreographed over 150 episodes of TV including Key & Peele, Why Women Kill, The Morning Show, Drunk History, James Corden, Bill Nye Saves The World, Two Broke Girls, The Other Two, Better Things, Teachers, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Children's Hospital, Another Period, Garfunkel & Oates, Stuck In The Middle, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp to name a few.

Kathryn Burns, aka Kat Burns, is a two-time Emmy winning choreographer for her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She has choreographed over 150 episodes of TV including Key & Peele, Why Women Kill, The Morning Show, Drunk History, James Corden, Bill Nye Saves The World, Two Broke Girls, The Other Two, Better Things, Teachers, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Children's Hospital, Another Period, Garfunkel & Oates, Stuck In The Middle, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp to name a few.

Other career highlights include directing and performing with the cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend LIVE at Radio City Music Hall, co-producing/choreographing "Yes, It's Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special" series finale, choreographing/casting Pharrell Williams' "HAPPY," the world's first 24-hour music video which won the GRAMMY for Best Music Video Of The Year, WEBBY award winning short "The Wire: The Musical" with Funny or Die, choreographing Rachel Bloom for her Primetime and Creative Arts EMMYS performances, and the 2019 opening number of Hollywood Week for Dancing With The Stars. Other artist work includes Weird Al Yankovic, Lil Dicky, Logic, Carly Rae Jepsen, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Paulo Nutini, Bonnie McKee, Dead Man's Bones and more.

She co-created/produced/choreographed/wrote/starred in one of the longest running mainstays at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater "Quick & Funny Musicals" which is still running monthly after more than a decade. Be on the look out for her new UCB dance variety show "The Raggle-Taggle Dance Hour."

 

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Choreography For Scripted Programming (Juried) - 2019
  • Winner
  • Kathryn Burns, Choreographer
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • "Routines: Don't Be a Lawyer, Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal"
  • CW
  • CBS Television Studios in association with Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Choreography - 2016
  • Winner
  • Kathryn Burns, Choreographer
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • "Routines: I'm So Good at Yoga/A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes/Settle For Me"
  • CW
  • CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television
2021 Performers Nominee Celebration
Kathryn Burns at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
Kathryn Burns, Jeff Burns and Candace Burns at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
Kathryn Burns accepts her award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
Kathryn Burns on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
2019 Choreography Nominee Reception
2019 Music Nominee Reception
Artem Chigvintsev, Mandy Moore, Sharna Burgess, and Kathryn Burns at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.
Kathryn Burns aon the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
Television Academy governors Gail Mancuso, Kathryn Burns, and Mandy Moore at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
Television Academy governors Kathryn Burns, Mandy Moore, and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
Choreography by Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns, Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Television Academy governors Mandy Moore and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, Cali
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Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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2021 Performers Nominee Celebration
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Jamie Lee, Jackie Michele Johnson, Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns, Julie Ashton, and Kerri Kenney-Silver at the 2021 Performers Nominee Celebration

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Kathryn Burns at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
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Kathryn Burns at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball. 

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Kathryn Burns, Jeff Burns and Candace Burns at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
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Kathryn Burns, Jeff Burns and Candace Burns at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.

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Kathryn Burns accepts her award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kathryn Burns accepts her award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Kathryn Burns on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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Kathryn Burns on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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2019 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Kathryn Burns and Rachel Bloom at the 2019 Choreography Nominee Reception on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Music Nominee Reception
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Rachel Montez Minor, Rachel Bloom, and Kathryn Burns at the 2019 Music Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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Artem Chigvintsev, Mandy Moore, Sharna Burgess, and Kathryn Burns at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.
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Artem Chigvintsev, Mandy Moore, Sharna Burgess, and Kathryn Burns at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball. 

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Kathryn Burns aon the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.


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2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Dancers and Television Academy Governor Kathryn Burns attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Kathryn Burns and Mandy Moore speak at the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Kathryn Burns and Todd Holland speak at the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Mandy Moore and Kathryn Burns attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Courtney Hope, and Television Academy Governors Patrika Darbo and Kathryn Burns attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy governors Gail Mancuso, Kathryn Burns, and Mandy Moore at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
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Television Academy governors Gail Mancuso, Kathryn Burns, and Mandy Moore at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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Television Academy governors Kathryn Burns, Mandy Moore, and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
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Television Academy governors Kathryn Burns, Mandy Moore, and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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Choreography by Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
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Choreography by Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns, Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Television Academy governors Mandy Moore and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, Cali
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Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns, Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Television Academy governors Mandy Moore and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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Kathryn Burns

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Kathryn Burns at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Thank You Cam

Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kathryn Burns on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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