katie moore teacher

Katie Moore

teacherJoined EFDS in 2015University of Maryland College ParkBachelor of Arts in Dance & Theater

Katie Moore is a 2013 Graduate of The University of Maryland, College Park where she received Dual Degrees in Dance and Theater Performances. At UMD she received dance training under Alvin Mayes, Julia Smith, Sharon Mansur, Adriane Fang, Kwame Shaka Opare, Karen Bradley and Patrik Widrig all in modern, ballet and West African Dance. During her time at UMD, Katie was one of the founding members of Delta Chi Xi an Honorary Dance Fraternity, dedicated to dance and dance education. With a love for both dance and theater, Katie also studied theater at UMD under Dave Demeke, Leslie Felbain, Dr. Walter Dallas, and Scott Reese. Prior to college, Katie studied with many dance teachers in the Hagerstown, Frederick and Glen Bernie, MD areas. Receiving training under Kelly Jenkins, Alferdo Jimenez, Tom Waters, Donna Grimm, Susan Strider-Copen, Gina Korrell and Ashley Canterna (former Miss Dance of Dance Masters of America).

Katie has an extensive resume in stage performance, theme park experience and film. Performing since 1994, she has worked at various theaters in the Tri-State Area including The Washington County Playhouse, Maryland Ensemble Theater, Other Voices Theater, The Fredericktowne Players, and Toby’s Dinner Theater of Columbia. In 2013, Katie worked for Walt Disney World Entertainment in Orlando Florida. Some of Katie’s Film Credits include Evil Kin (Investigation Discovery), For Richer or Poorer (Universal Pictures),  Dynamotion (Take Aim Productions), The United Way Campaign (Frederick MD) and “Cinderella” Lyric Opera House (Baltimore MD). In 2008, Katie had the opportunity to dance during the halftime show of the Orange Bowl in Miami Florida, as a background dancer for ZZ Top. 

Since college, Katie has continued studying dance by attending workshops such as Monsters of Hip Hop (Laura Edwards, Luther Brown, Kevin Maher, Rhapsody James, Jaquel Knight and Luam Keflezgy) and continuing to take hip hop and tap classes with Jonathan Hsu and Karen Ferguson Wall. When Katie isn’t teaching at Elite Feet or working with the Elite Feet Dance Company, she is busy running the Theater and Dance Programs at Tuscarora High School. This includes running the Titan Dance Team, Titan Stage and stands as the sponsor for the International Thespian Society Troupe 6972. During the day she teaches Acting, Technical Theater, Unified Dance and Beginner to Advanced Dance classes offered at THS. Additionally, she works as the Choreographer for the High Fidelity Show Choir at Frederick High School. As a school teacher she is a member and active participant of the Maryland Dance Education Association and the Maryland Theater Education Association. Katie is finishing her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Notre Dame University of Maryland.  

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