Katie began her ballet training in Gainesville, Florida, and as a young dancer attended summer programs at the Joffrey Ballet School, The Rock School, American Ballet Theatre and Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. She attended Virginia School of the Arts high school program and then became a trainee with the Joffrey Ballet School and performed with the Joffrey Ballet II Concert Dancers. She then danced as a member of Milwaukee Ballet II for two seasons. Katie returned to Florida to join Orlando Ballet under Fernando Bujones, and danced with the professional company from 2001-2008. Following that, she joined Sarasota Ballet from 2007-2009. Katie is certified to teach the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum and is an affiliate teacher through Orlando Ballet School.