Katie attended the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, where she graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Health and Wellness Promotion Minor. While at the UMN, she worked with choreographers such as Luke Olson-Elm, Brian Brooks, Sidra Bell, Gregory Maqoma, and Michel Kouakou. Her favorite moment in college was performing at Northrup Theatre with Brian Brooks Dance Company as a guest performer.
Upon graduation, Katie joined Karen Charles Threads Dance Project, taught at various dance studios, and traveled to choreograph on her alumnus company, Forum Dance Theatre. While with Threads, the company toured to Philadelphia, PA, and performed at the IABD festival. Shortly after, Katie accepted a contract with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines aboard the Brilliance of the Seas. Due to Covid19, after a month of rehearsals, that experience was put on pause.