KATIE MOORHEAD – Company Dancer
KATIE MOORHEAD (Media, PA) trained at Oxford Center for Dance and began to choreograph from age 9. She credits this early introduction of her knowledge and creativity in music and story to her Director and first ballet teacher, Dina Gazzero. Her dance career extends from age 15, performing with Russian Ballet Theater, DE in Robert LaFosse “Nutcracker Suite.” She placed a Silver Metal in Ballet and Contemporary junior division at the Youth American Grand Prix. Graduating with honors from the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC, she joined Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and received an Honorable Merit Diploma from the Tersiphora Foundation of St. Petersburg, Russia. She has worked with numerous Ballet and Contemporary companies such as American Repertory Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, Bradley Shelver Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Collective Body Dance Lab to name a few. Katie has enjoyed performing in many beautiful countries such as Denmark, Poland, Italy, Australia and Kazakhstan. In NYC, she was Rehearsal Director for Untitled-Collective (based NYC and Australia) where she re-staged company work for various festivals. U-C was the first dance company to perform at the United Nations in NYC and Washington, DC. Katie performed in the Dumbo Festival, in Central Park for Summer Stage Festival and at City Center for Career Transition for Dancers Fundraiser.
When she wasn’t performing, she was a ballet substitute at Alvin Ailey Extension Program for Kat Wildish. During the fall of 2014, she directed and produced a benefit performance joining dancers, artist, and musicians at the Jamestown Arts Center, titled “Pro-Aesthetic.” She owns GYROTONIC® Newport where she trains golfers, sailors and anyone looking to heal or prevent injuries. Katie began dancing with Island Moving Company as a guest dancer in the spring of 2013 and joined the company that fall.
She enjoys continuing her education, free lancing with other artists and riding her bike to the beach.