Level 2 Pilates Instructor
A local from the Overland Park area, Katie spent her childhood through early adult years as a ballet student and continues to work closely with performance groups, retailers, and artists in the local dance community. Once the reality of a dance career passed, Katie pursued the traditional ‘9-5’ lifestyle and a degree in English Literature, but quickly missed the influence of motion in her life. Her passion for dance and the body in motion was reignited when she took her first Pilates reformer session when she strayed into a local studio. It was then that she decided to pursue her comprehensive Pilates training through U.N.L.V.’s D.K. Body Balance method in 2013. Teaching Pilates has brought much joy to her life as she incorporates coordination, joint mobility, flexibility, choreography, and a mind-body experience to her classes.
The eternal progression and practice of Pilates, for every body, is what Katie strives to focus on in every class, for every client. Our bodies are ever changing and there is no physical practice out there that is more accommodating to that mindset than Pilates. Katie’s own injuries, performance, and pregnancy/delivery experience has helped influence her mentality behind teaching Pilates.
When not in studio, Katie is busy keeping up with her daughter, a toddler with more reformer experience than the average adult! When not doing zoo or park adventures, Katie can be found with a black coffee, a book, a slice of pie, and a cozy corner in a local coffee shop, rain or shine (hoping for rain).