ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Ms. Katherine is the founder of Adagio Performing Arts and currently is a private coach and dance teacher out of the Footprints Christian Dance Center in Sugar Land, Texas. She was trained in New York, Houston, California, and Switzerland, and has trained with legendary teachers David Howard, Gelsey Kirkland, Gus Giordano and many others.

Ms. Katherine has studied at renowned centers including Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Amsterdam Dance Centre and Peridance. As a professional dancer, she has performed with the Joffery Ballet, City Ballet of San Diego, and Art Reach. She also performed with other dance companies in Houston, New York, and Europe.

She has combined her passion for dance with her love of teaching by providing private coaching and lessons. Ms. Katherine has prepared students for scholarships and audition opportunities and many have gone on to be accepted into academies such as Houston Ballet and Royal Ballet of London.

Ms. Katherine has become a well-respected teacher and private coach throughout Sugar Land. Her roles have included Head of Junior and Senior Jazz Companies and Head of Pre-Ballet Company. She was instrumental in starting an early childhood development program for young children and children with special needs. She has used her understanding and skills at facilities like the Neurodevelopmental Center of Houston and The River.

Ms. Katherine believes a strong classical ballet background is the foundation of all other styles; she utilizes this belief as her focal point to train dancers and students. She teaches in all areas of dance, but specializes in ballet and jazz. Ms. Katherine excels at working with students at all levels, from beginner to advanced. She brings her students a wealth of knowledge and experience based on her extensive training and successful performing career.