Katy is a native of Carol Stream, IL and received her early training at Dance Motions Dance Studio. She then attended The University of Arizona and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. While at the UofA, Katy was given the opportunity to perform pieces by Martha Graham, Mia Michaels and alongside Liz Calaway.
Immediately following graduation, Katy moved back to Chicago and danced as a company member with Inaside Chicago Dance for four seasons. Katy has also performed professionally with Thodos New Dances, Wake Up! Waltz, The Prince Experience at the House of Blues and Still Inspired(?). She was a company member for three years with Nomi Dance Company and given the opportunity to perform Joshua Blake Carter’s “Kim” in Dance For Life 2018.
Katy spends her summers as assistant director and company dancer with Dance In the Parks, offering free performances throughout the Chicago parks. Katy enjoys sharing her passion for dance not just through performance but through teaching and choreography. She has been teaching dance throughout the Chicago suburbs since graduating and loves being able to positively impact the youth dance community.