Eddie Gasper

Founding Director

Eddie Gasper (1929 – 2015) came to the area as Director/Choreographer at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Eddie Gasper and his wife and dance partner Kathy were instrumental to developing the performing arts in the Fargo-Moorhead community, believing the area capable of fostering world-class talent.


Eddie was former co-artistic director/choreographer for the Red River Dance and Performing Company from 1978-1995 and directed the main-stage musical at Trollwood Performing Arts School from 1981-1991.

Kathy Gasper

Founding Director

Kathy Gasper has an impressive classical background complimenting her appearances on the Broadway stage, television, cabarets, regional theatres, and summer stock productions. Kathy has been a soloist and principal dancer with the Milwaukee Ballet, Weisbaden Ballet, Illinois and Chicago Ballets, the Florentine Opera, and the Chicago Opera Ballet. She has been an instructor/guest artist at several universities and has produced creative “in-school” programs that are applied today in Michigan, Florida, Minnesota, and North Dakota.