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Richard KorthazeNo doubt you’ve seen Richard Korthaze in many, many Broadway shows. He was in the original “Pippin,” the original “Chicago,” as well as Fosse’s “Dancin’.”

His first gig was in the chorus of the first revival of “Pal Joey” in 1951. Dick has been honored with the Gypsy Robe many times (see picture), and also appeared on Broadway in “Anything Goes” and “Take Me Along.” His movie credits include I’m Not Rappaport, The Addams Family and Sweet Charity.

Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy [Membership] after training with Reid Gilbert, William Burdick, Tom Leabhart, Carlo Mazone Clementi, and Rosalie Jones at the Valley Studio, Spring Green, Wis, on stage & in film he has worked with choreographers Tony Stevens, Tony Parece, Josh Rhodes, Greg Graham, Becky Garrett, Millie Garvey, Marc Robbins, Sean Morrisey, Tralen Doler, Ross Lehman, Richard Ruth, Joey Patton & Gary Slavin. With DO40 member Sasha Spielvogel, he collaborated with & appeared on stage in COME BACK ONCE MORE SO I CAN SAY GOODBYE, DO40's Spring 2015 concert at Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. He has also appeared on stage with Elke Sommer, Bill Hayes, Peter Palmer and Sierra Boggess. He is an award winning playwright and has served on the boards of many performing arts organizations.

Kathy Seng GurlandKathy Seng Gurland, like many dancers, came to NYC right after high school and threw herself into classes, auditions and part time jobs. Her ballet teacher from Philadelphia recommended a Jazz teacher named Chuck Kelly and thus began her adventures at Don Farnsworth’s Studios. After passing the mandatory student verbal abuse tests from Chuck in jazz, tap and acrobatics, she remained a dedicated follower and eventually wound up being one of his first teachers and a long term friend. She joined DO40 right after her 40th birthday and has been a loyal member ever since. She joined forces with Ron Stratton in planning two of the holiday parties several years ago and has him to blame for getting roped into the position of treasurer.

Kathy spent most of her dancing career doing dinner theater and summer stock, toured with Cyd Charise and Tony Martin, and then moved into choreographing and directing. She assisted Tony Award winning Director Dennis Rosa on several productions and eventually made it to Off Broadway as an understudy in the musical flop “Surf City.” She landed a few national commercials during those years (Dawn, Uncle Ben’s Rice, etc.) but as we all know, those residuals really don’t pay the rent. Realizing that she was not going to join the ranks of Broadway’s rich and famous, Kathy decided to pursue a college degree while still dabbling in “the biz.” After seven years of part time study, while working multiple jobs and taking ballroom classes to maintain her sanity, she received her BA from NYU just prior to her 40th birthday.

Swearing to never return to school again, Kathy worked for five years in social services enduring the 9-5 schedule while simultaneously building a relationship with her former professor that happily ended with an elopement in the Virgin Islands.

Eight years ago Kathy went back on her promise and returned to NYU (this time for free thanks to the hubby) to pursue a masters degree in Social Work. She graduated in 2000, passed the state licensing exam and immediately began working in her two chosen fields – hospice and psychotherapy. Kathy still feels to this day that it is a true honor and privilege to provide end of life services to individuals throughout NYC and also still thoroughly enjoys being a “shrink” to her ongoing private clients.

After over 30 years living in the “only borough”, Kathy and her husband made the move over the bridge to Brooklyn last year and now reside in DUMBO. After going through withdrawal and adjusting to the peace and quiet, they are now confirmed Brooklynites. (The view of your City is marvelous from here and so are the sunsets.) Kathy and Bob also own a home on the island of Culebra, PR and Kathy is considering holding a DO40 membership meeting there in 2007 for those of you who like the beach.

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