Katie received her BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa, where she was the recipient of the Iowa Center for the Arts scholarship. She studied at The Butterfield School of Dance, Mark Morris Dance Center, and the Beijing Dance Academy in China. Katie has worked with Tania Perez-Salas, The Joffrey Ballet, Duarte Dance Works, and Ballet America. She has performed works by Jiří Kylián, Dwight Rhoden, Louis Falco, Elisa Monte, Hope Boykin, George De la Pena, Emery LeCrone, Wynn Fricke, Loyce Houlton, and Lise Houlton. She is a 2011 SAGE Award nominee and a 2012 SAGE Award winner for Outstanding Performer. This is Katie’s seventh season with Minnesota Dance Theatre.