Wayne Center for the Arts

MON-THURS: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



Katherine Tackett

Katherine Tackett

Dance Department Teaching Faculty
Ballet, Pilates, Contemporary

Katherine was born in Akron, Ohio. She started dancing at the age of three at a small studio called Abbey Dance Center. When she was six she started to train at the Dance Institute at the University of Akron. There she studied under Ana Lobe, Christina Foise and Kay Eichman. While at Dance Institute she performed at the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival and productions of the Snow Maiden. Katherine also had the opportunity to perform with the University of Akron Dance Company in various works choreographed by Sydney Spohn and Robert Wesner. She spent summers training at the Dance Institute and the School of American Ballet. Katherine went to the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where she graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet. During a summer intensive at Cincinnati Ballet at the age of 20 she was asked to join the company as a trainee. Katherine danced with the company in the Nutcracker and other various performances with the Cincinnati Ballet Second Company. Katherine now dances with Neos Dance Theatre where she has performed in the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival, Ballet at the Brickyard, Symbiosis and a 1940s Nutcracker. She is thrilled to pass her knowledge of dance down to the students here at Wayne Center for the Arts