Born in Worcester, Katie trained as a Birmingham Junior and mid associate with the Royal Ballet School and continued her training for 5 years at the Arts Educational School, Tring (currently known as Tring Park) where she graduated with Honours in 2009. During her training, Katie has performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet in their production of David Bintley's Still Life at the Penguin Cafe and Sir Peter Wright's The Nutcracker. She also performed with English National Ballet, where she danced in Nureyev's Romeo and Juliet and Christopher Hampson's The Nutcracker. Following this in 2006, Katie won the Cecchetti Barbara Fewster Award and the prestigious Markova Award in 2009.
Katie has appeared in the film The Twisted Tale as a featured dancer and dance captain, in Robert Cohan's documentary as a featured contemporary dancer, and she has most recently appeared in the 3D feature film Streetdance, which premiered in 2010.
Katie joined Scottish Ballet for The Nutcracker 2009/2010, and joined permanently in July 2010. Katie has danced in Ashley Page's The Nutcracker (Mice, Princess Pirlipat), The Sleeping Beauty (Pina, Aunt), and Alice (Rocking Horsefly, Tigerlily), Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo and Juliet, Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire and Martin Lawrance's Run For It.
Why did you become a dancer?
Most girls at a young age take an interest in dancing or horse riding - I opted for dancing! At the age of 4 I joined my talented local dance school Harlequin, prancing around in pink doing "good toes, naughty toes" and having fun! As the years went by my passion for dance continued to grow and I became more serious about an actual career within dance. Training in all different styles of dance and participating in competitions and productions from a young age motivated me and gave me a taste of a future I knew I'd love. My passion, hard work and determination pushed me to pursue what started off as a childhood dream of tutus and tiaras and make it a reality.