Resident Teaching Artist
Growing up in a small town, Katy Love fell in love with dance at the young age of 2. Following her first dance recital she was quoted saying “I want to do that again!” and she has. Katy has trained in styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical/contemporary, modern, heels, and pom. Katy will be graduating in December 2021 from Towson University with a B.F.A in Dance performance and Choreography and a B.S. in Psychology. During her time at Towson, Katy has been a part of the Modern Repertory class and has trained under Catherine Horta-Hayden, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Nicole Martinell, and Vincent Thomas. Before going to Towson, she graduated with her A.A. in Dance Performance from Howard Community College. While working hard to earn her college degrees, Katy has been dancing professionally in the DMV.
Katy recently hung up her poms after spending three years as a Washington Redskins Cheerleader. While being a WRC, she had the honor of being selected to go on the 62nd Military Appreciation Tour to Southwest Asia/Africa. She was also selected to represent the WRC at the Pro Action Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada and to be a part of the inaugural NFL Mexico Super Bowl Festival in Monterey Bay and Mexico City, Mexico. As a member of Capitol Movement Adult Dance Company for two years, Katy had the opportunity to perform all over the DC area including the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Dance Loft on 14th, Fillmore Silver Spring, and Howard Theatre. Katy has been honored to have worked with choreographers such as Tim Roberts, Thomas Ford, Tiffanie Carson, Stephanie Jojokian, and Laurie Anastasia Dodge.
Besides dancing professionally, Katy has been a dance teacher throughout the DMV, including outreach programs in DC public schools for CMI and has worked with exchange students from Japan. Since 2016 she has been teaching ages 3-30 in styles such as Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Heels, and Pom. Katy continues being a coach for the Washington Football Team Junior Cheerleaders and All-Star Dance Team, which under her leadership has won 5 national championship titles at NDA Nationals in the past 2 years. One of the most unique opportunities she has had was to be the inspiration behind the character “Katy” in the children’s book, So She Did, written by Jordyn Cristaudo. The book is all about inspiring girls to dream big, a philosophy that Katy is very passionate about. Katy Love uses her platform and passion of dance to inspire and create. She loves being able to share her passion of dance with all of her students and those who are able to watch her dance.