Katelyn began dancing at the age of 4 in Collinsville, Illinois. She moved to Midlothian, Virginia at the age of 7 and found her home away from home at Jessica Morgan’s School of Dance. Out of the 11 years dancing at JMSD, 5 of them were spent on the performing group JEMS. She was on Cosby High School’s Titania in high school, earning the title of captain her senior year. Throughout high school, Katelyn worked as a dance assistant for 4 years which led her down a path to double majoring in Dance and Elementary Education at James Madison University.
During her time at JMU, Katelyn was a member of Madison Dance Lyrical and Jazz Team. During her summers off, she continued to teach at JMSD, choreographed for Titania, and helped start Collide Dance Collaborative. After college, Katelyn began her teaching career with Chesterfield County Public Schools where she taught 2nd and 5th grade. In the evenings, Katelyn taught classes at Prestige Dance Studio for 3 years before relocating to Texas with her husband.
Katelyn and her family recently moved back to Midlothian after having lived in Texas for the past five years. Katelyn and her husband, Philip, are blessed to have two little girls, Brooklyn and Brynlee. Brooklyn is one of Prestige’s tiniest ballerinas and Brynlee is anxiously awaiting her turn. Katelyn is passionate about teaching and is thrilled to be back!