Katy is a native of Carol Stream, IL and trained at Dance Motions Dance Studio. She spent summers dancing at Forum Dance Theatre, Inaside Chicago Dance, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, and on scholarship at the Lou Conte Dance Studio. Katy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from The University of Arizona. While at the U of A, Katy was given the opportunity to perform pieces by Martha Graham, Mia Michaels, and alongside Liz Calaway. She had the privilege of working with a notable faculty including James Clouser, Amy Ernst, Jory Hancock, Melissa Lowe, Doug Nielsen, Susan Quinn Williams, Michael Williams, and Sam Watson.
Immediately following graduation, Katy moved back to Chicago and was a company member of Inaside Chicago Dance for four seasons where she worked with world-renowned choreographers Harrison McEldowney, Eddy Ocampo, Autumn Eckman, and directors Richard Smith and Robert Mckee. Katy has also performed professionally with Thodos New Dances, Wake Up! Waltz, The Prince Experience at the House of Blues, and Still Inspired(?). Katy spent three years with Nomi Dance Company with whom she performed Joshua Blake Carter’s Kim in Dance For Life 2018. This is Katy’s seventh season as a DIP company member and her sixth season as assistant director.
Photo by Ashley Deran