Katy started her dance training in Marysville, MI at the Dance Company Conservatory & Pavvola's School of Dance in Flint, MI. She then furthered her training at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI where she received her B.A. in Dance. Katy taught in various areas of Michigan while also working as a freelance dancer for various companies. She then started dancing with Ormao Dance Company in Colorado Springs, CO, under the direction of Janet Johnson & various guest artist from around the world. While dancing for the company Katy was also director of Ormao Mathtastic program, & was also their Youth Ensemble director. While in Colorado she taught at multiple studios & was also the Jazz Company Director for The Dance Center of Colorado Springs where she lead her competitive team to many high achievements!