Choreographer & Color Guard Instructor, The Cadets
Specializing in movement, Katie has served as a choreographer and instructor for the 10-time DCI World Champion Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps since 2010, an organization of which she was also a member from 2006 to 2009, serving as co-captain of the guard in 2008 and 2009. She was named Cadet of the Year in 2009 and also received DCI's prestigious George Zingali Award.
Originally from Arlington Heights, Illinois, Katie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in teaching and performance and a minor in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management. Katie has been a member of ARCOS Dance since its founding in 2011. She has performed in signature pieces including The Warriors: A Love Story at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and, most recently, DOMAIN at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, as well as other productions in Santa Fe, Austin, Colorado Springs and Kansas City.
Katie also teaches and choreographs for a number of color guards, including Alter Ego Independent World Guard, Castle High School and Plymouth Canton High School. She is also excited to begin teaching Invictus Independent World Guard for their inaugural season, as well as 5points Percussion. Katie also served as an instructor, choreographer and designer for Cadets Winter Percussion in 2015.
She recently moved to Austin, Texas and is thrilled to be joining The Cadets' Color Guard staff for her eighth consecutive year.