Katie Burks is a proud native of Dallas, Texas, and graduate of Booker T. Washington

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from

Point Park University, from where she graduated cum laude

Katie has danced professionally for Attack Theatre (PGH), Shen Wei Dance Arts (NYC), and Fault Line Dance (PDX). She is a founding member of Portland, Oregon's Leoné Dance Theatre and served as the company's Rehearsal Director throughout their 2017-2018 season. 

Currently, Katie is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, England. Her present research surrounds developing work that aims to widen the accessibility of concert dance performance in order to include all community members. Her first production surrounding accessibility, Ways of Seeing, premiered September 14th at Bodyvox in Portland, Oregon.