Katie grew up dancing since the age of three at studios in Central Ohio including J.A.Z Dance & More, Pinnell Dance Centre, and Infusion Dance. She began competing at the age of 7 in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballet, and pointe and won numerous National Titles from 2010-2012. She also performed ballets including The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf, and Paquita at the Central Ohio Youth Ballet and New Albany Ballet. Katie continued dancing at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she graduated in 2016 with a major in Government and minors in Theater and French. At Dartmouth, she danced for the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble and Dartmouth Classical Ballet Theater and also served as dancer, choreographer, and director of Sugarplum Contemporary Dance Group. Katie’s college theater credits include the ensemble of Cabaret and production for Spring Awakening. Upon graduation, she received the Marcus Heiman-Martin R. Rosenthal Achievement Award for Dance through Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center for the Arts. Katie moved to New York City after graduation to join a product team at a national commercial bank. She continues to enjoy taking open classes around the city and is thrilled to return to DanceWorks New York City for a third season as a dancer and second season as a choreographer! Many thanks to all who have made this wonderful company so full of friends and passion for dance!