Kat is currently a programmer in Adult services for the William E. Durr library in Independence Kentucky. Kat holds a BA in Integrative Studies through the Creative Arts from Northern Kentucky University; areas of study include Dance - Choreography, Studio Arts - 3D, Theatre, and Creative studies- Literature/Film. When Kat isn't dancing or choreographing, she spends her time going on adventures with her fiancé, custom painting at Paint and Bake Ceramics, and spending time with her sorority sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi.
As a performer, Kat has danced in NKU's annual dance concert in 2015 & 2016, as well as being a member of the NKU Dance Tour Troupe 2014-2015, and a member of the University's Dance Team in 2013. Before joining NKU, Kat marched and performed with Onyx Independent World color guard from 2009-2012, winning two international gold medals/world titles (2010/2012) and one international silver medal (2011). Kat also marched with The Colts Drum and Bugle Corp in 2009 & 2010. Over the past 8 years Kat has taken many opportunities to perform in outside activities such as the NKU annual Step Show with Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority placing 1st for three years in a row; she has participated in various flash mobs and benefit performances, and performed with Pones Inc. in 2011 in the Jarson Kaplan theatre for the "Area Choreographers Festival". Kat's favorite styles are Modern, free form, & Contemporary; she believes movement will continue to evolve just as we do and that dance will always speak louder than words.
As a choreographer and director, Kat has set choreography performed in both NKU "Dance '15" and "Dance '16". Working with Color Guards and Winter Guards, Kat has choreographed for O2 Independent Open/World Color Guard (2009-2012), The Music City Drum and Bugle Corp, Onyx summer spin clinics, and worked with over 10 High school programs in KY, OH, & TN.
Kat is excited to work with Rapture Dance Company and teach her students about her favorite areas of dance. She hopes to not only expand the dance vocabulary of her students but also provide a source of education and history about dance along with hope that her dancers have the opportunity to also learn something new about themselves throughout the process.