Katie was born and raised in northern Idaho, and studied dance at the University of Idaho with Festival Dance Academy. After moving to Boise to attend Boise State University, Katie spent two years performing with Idaho Dance Theatre, one year with Stampede Spirit Dancers and two seasons with Drop Dance Collective. She currently dances and choreographs for Off Center Dance and will take over as artistic director starting fall 2016. Katie teaches ballet at Boise State University and is head of the dance department at College of Idaho, teaching jazz, ballet and rhythmic skills. She also directs the high school dance department at Idaho Fine Arts Academy, a public arts school in Eagle, ID. Along with performing and teaching dance Katie teaches aerial silks at Ophidia Studio. Katie was the 2012 recipient of the independent artist grant from Idaho Commission on the arts for her dance piece “Ball Change”. Katie graduated from Boise State University where she earned a BA in Theatre with dance emphasis, Cum Laude.