Katie began her dance teaching career as a teacher’s assistant in 1986. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, acro, pointe, and hip hop all through childhood and continued her dance studies at Dean College School of Dance located
in Franklin, MA. There, Katie studied many new genres of dance beforeearning her degree in
dance. College dance life consisted of a large number of performances, cabarets, and theatre productions. Throughout her college years she also studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York, NY. Upon graduation, she continued studying dance through a work study program at Broadway Dance Center in New York, NY where she attended many classes in all dance disciplines.
In 2003, Katie opened her first dance studio in Fall River, MA where she directed a beautiful school
for six years before moving to Long Island, NY. After just a few months of getting settled into a new community, Katie realized that life was too boring without dance and decided to open a studio in her small town of
Southold. She offered classes of all genres, as well as ballroom and Zumba. Aside from annual and seasonal performances, her dancers took part in parades and special benefit performances year round. With such a large following of adult classes in that area, she organized social ballroom dancing events at the local wineries in her town. While living on Long Island, she was also a member of the North Fork Community Theatre. After her debut performance as the lead dancer in Oklahoma, she went on to perform in many musicals and choreographed performances such as The King and I and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Katie has attended nationally recognized seminars and conferences through the years to bring the most updated techniques and styles to her dancers. Her two boys were born into the dance world and have appreciated the art along with the many people they have met along their journey. Katie is very passionate about dance and the self-discipline it requires. She appreciates her connection with students no matter what their age.