Katie Meyers grew up in Evanston, Illinois where she was a member of the Evanston Dance Ensemble. She has had the great pleasure to train, perform, and teach in many cities throughout the country and the world. She has always had a great appreciation for the ability movement has to connect people without words.
In high school she taught dance in Nicaragua through an exchange program. In addition, Katie served as a teacher’s assistant at her local dance studio. She also taught dance classes catered to developmentally disabled children, and her senior thesis project was teaching dance at an after school program in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago. Through this project she researched the impact after school program’s have on at risk youth as well as the benefits dance training brings to one’s overall education.
In 2010 she moved to Portland, Oregon where she was an intern at Northwest Dance Project as well as a ballet teacher. From Portland, she moved to Israel to train with the Vertigo International Dance Program. There she was able to both train professionally, and participate in classes involving contact improvisation with blind adults. Next, she moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Since graduating in 2015, she has been a company
member of Alex Ketley’s The Foundry, Katie Florez’s Fullstop Dance, The Anata Project, and Khala Brannigan’s Brannigan Dance Works. She was a founding fitness instructor and Director of Choreography at Salt Fitness boutique studio. She has taught at American Dance Training Camps, The Tutu School West Portal, Mobu Dance Studio, Dance Mission, and occasionally substitute teaches at City Dance Studios and Stanford. She has also been a guest artist at The Little Opera and MOPS (mom’s of preschoolers). She choreographed for the West Portal Elementary school Musical, and was recently certified through the American Ballet Theater Teacher Training Program to teach the American Ballet Theater curriculum.
Katie is committed to bringing communities together through movement, as well as inspiring all to enhance their relationship to themselves through their bodies.