Miss Katie’s Profile

My Bio

Miss Katie was born and raised in Oregon, WI. She received her training, specifically in ballet and jazz, right here, at A Leap Above Dance! She was very much involved at the studio, participating in competition teams and working the store, where you’ll still see her from time to time today. Katie is currently a student at UW-Madison and is a part of OPTIMA, a student dance organization.

One of Katie’s biggest inspirations is Nicole Novak, a former teacher and current choreographer for A Leap Above Dance. Nicole always shares her passion for dance with her students. She helped Katie with her technique and more importantly, helped her gain confidence as a dancer. Katie knows that Nicole always believes in her, in both dance and life.
Now as a teacher, Katie loves seeing how her students progress in both technique and confidence. She teaches because she enjoys watching students fall in love with dance the way she did. She believes in creating a fun environment in which dancers can not only build their technique, but can also learn to dance as if they are always performing.
Favorite things: reading, family, Zumba, Badger sporting events (especially football)

My Teaching Philosophy