Katie was born and raised in northern Idaho, and studied dance at the University of Idaho with Festival Dance Academy. Katie spent two years performing with Idaho Dance Theatre, one year with Stampede Spirit Dancers and two seasons with Drop Dance Collective. She currently dances and choreographs for Off Center Dance and Red Light Variety Show.
Katie teaches ballet at Boise State University and is head of the dance department at College of Idaho, teaching jazz, ballet and rhythmic skills. She also directs the high school dance department at Idaho Fine Arts Academy, a public arts school in Eagle, ID. Along with performing and teaching dance Katie also performs aerial silks and teaches aerial yoga/fitness at Ophidia Studio.
Katie was the 2012 recipient of the independent artist grant from Idaho Commission on the arts for her dance piece "Ball Change". Katie graduated from Boise State University where she earned a BA in Theatre with dance emphasis, Cum Laude.