As a dance instructor and choreographer Katlin has always had an admiration towards the production side of dance. How can the pieces in a recital tell a story? How can each dancer uniquely contribute to the story? How can those stories provoke an emotion?
Katlin has studied dance and teaching methods in Checcetti and RAD, and has been certified to teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern by Dance Masters of America. She has been teaching, running competition teams, and managing dance camps for 15+ years. She's also had the pleasure of directing multiple productions at the famed Cal-Neva Historical Theater where Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack frequently performed. Katlin has danced and choreographed professionally for the NBA, as well as trained and choreographed award winning pieces at the highest national level.
Katlin currently resides in Lake City, Seattle and enjoys adventuring around the city with her 2 children.
Rebecca has been studying and performing dance since 1984, and she began teaching over 20 years ago. She was a shy child, but found she could express herself more fully in dance, particularly through choreography. By blending music, athletics, storytelling, and community building in a creative whirlwind, dance can help you understand yourself and others.
Rebecca’s lifelong love of dance stems from thirteen joyful years of ballet, jazz, tap, and pointe at her neighborhood dance studio. She continued her training at the University of Washington by minoring in Dance, and studying modern, flamenco, and ballroom.
A Seattle native, Rebecca now enjoys her house dance parties in Shoreline with her husband, two children, and mischievous cat.
After many years of teaching in preschools throughout the greater Seattle area, Amy discovered her passion of making music with children and families. As a music educator she noticed music’s ability to bring out the best qualities in people of all ages, but she especially loved the joy it brought to children.
Amy received her B.A. in Music Therapy at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. Now as a board certified music therapist, she uses a developmental lens when teaching, and is passionate about providing quality music experiences for children and families in a safe, nurturing environment.
Amy is a Seattle native and Lake City parent, and is excited to be teaching music to her neighbors.
Grace is a talented dancer, choreographer, and teacher with a passion for the art of dance. Originally from Montana, Grace began her professional training with Premiere Dance Company under the direction of Charlene White before earning a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Grace's choreography has been featured in several productions, including Bloom and New Moves, where she received critical acclaim for her ability to comment on the political state of the world through satire. Alongside her successful career as a dancer and choreographer, Grace has also been teaching dance to students of all ages, using her experience to develop her passion for dance education.
She currently performs professionally with DITO, a pacific northwest, modern contemporary dance company.
A Seattle native, Annie is a passionate dancer with a lifelong love for the art form. Her journey began when she started taking ballet, jazz, and tap classes at the young age of three. Since then, she has immersed herself in the world of dance, constantly striving to improve her skills and expand her knowledge.
In addition to her extensive dance training, Annie has helped lead musical theatre camps and classes with children from preschool to middle school, fostering a love for the performing arts in young minds. For the past several years, she has worked as a ballet teacher at studios around the greater Seattle area, where she is known for her warm and encouraging approach to teaching. She can't wait to meet your little dancer soon!