Katelyn‘s dance career started after watching and copying her brothers karate kicks and telling everyone she was going to be a dancer one day. She started class at age 3 in Oklahoma before moving to Colorado. Her love for dance took off as she spent the next 15 years dancing at Dance Dimensions. Katelyn started to take dance seriously as she joined her studio’s competition team, Starbound, in 6th grade continuing that journey until she graduated. She won numerous awards from local and national competitions, and received several scholarships at traveling conventions. Katelyn was also on her high school’s dance/pom team, where they placed among the top ten at state competition for CHSAA. During her time at the University of Northern Colorado, she continued her dance career performing in all the professional dance shows and student shows the university put on. Her final year she became the first non musical theater student to be President of the Dance Alliance bringing in local choreographers to host free classes for dancers.
Katelyn is currently trained in styles such as; Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, Breaking, Modern, Contemporary, Ballroom, Tumbling, Poms, Cheer/Stunt, and 6 ballet styles - RAD (Royal Academy of Dance), Cecchetti, Contemporary Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Pointe and Classical English Ballet.
Katelyn graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with her B.A in Art and Design and Art Education K-12 with a minor in Dance Education back in 2018. She will be receiving her M.A in Educational Curriculum Studies in 2024. With those degrees she became the Art teacher at Mead High School in the St. Vrain district.
In 2014 Katelyn applied to Northern Colorado Dance Fusion and quickly fell in love with the studio. She started here as a part of the front desk staff, working her way up to subbing and now teaching classes of her own and even private lessons!
She is now a wife to her high school sweetheart and a dog mom of 2 furry labs! In her free time she loves hiking, cooking and spending time with her little family!
Katelyn’s goal in classes is to always build confidence in not only dance skills but also in who you are! Finding passion through a language without words while also having fun through movement! Can’t wait for another amazing season!