Katie Burks is an American dancer, writer, and choreographer.
A proud native of Dallas, Texas, Katie is a 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.
Katie is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her work aims to widen the accessibility of concert dance performance in order to include audience members of all communities.
Her first production surrounding accessibility, Ways of Seeing, premiered
September 14th, 2019 at Bodyvox in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to postgraduate studies, Katie writes and co-produces The Dark Grey, a fictional podcast series inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.