Kathleen Hopper has been involved with the Manitoba Highland Dancers Association since she was six years old and competed up until the age of 18.  She has her Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance teaching credentials and holds FELLOWS qualifications with the United Kingdom Alliance of Dance.   She also operates her own school of Highland Dance, the Highland Hoppers established in 1980.   Members of the Highland Hoppers have enjoyed the benefits of Highland Dance by becoming successful competitors, champions, professional stage performers and by earning their own teaching credentials.  Kathleen is also the current President of ScotDance Manitoba, the organization for professional highland dance teachers in Manitoba.  The Ena Sutton Highland Dancers are currently under the direction of Kathleen Hopper.  Kathleen has been the artistic director and primary dance teacher of the group since 1999.

Outside of the realm of Highland Dance,  Kathleen is married and has 3 boys.  Kathleen has her Bachelor of Social Work Degree and currently works with the PembinaTrails School Division with Performing Arts Students.