Katie received her dance training at the Excellence in Dance Studio and in 1995, and became a member of the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet. She was a CVYB member from 1995 until 2001, where she had the privilege to perform in many original ballets. Katie received her BA in Dance from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. While attending Mercyhurst College, Katie danced in numerous classical ballets and contemporary ballet pieces with the Mercyhurst Dancers. She also completed a performance internship with Ballet Concerto in Fort Worth, TX. Katie has had the opportunity to teach ballet and perform in the Akron area and has worked with the Akron After-School enrichment program where she introduced students to the art of ballet. Katie is delighted to join the Excellence in Dance Studio and looks forward to sharing her passion for dance.