photo by: Maria Baranova

photo by: Maria Baranova

Katie Skinner, born and raised in Brooklfield, IL, is a Brooklyn-based performer and dance maker. She has had the pleasure of performing works by Beth Gill, John Jasperse, Joanna Kotze, Nicholas Leichter, David Dorfman & Kendra Portier, Kayle and Company, Charlotte Adams DanceSean Thomas Boyt, and Caitlin Cullen Dance. Her most recent performance projects have been with Nattie Trogdon, Nikki and The Noise, and long-time collaborator Emily Climer.

Katie's choreography has been shown at Martha Graham Studios, Center for Performance Research, Old First Reformed Church through Spoke the Hub, Triskelion Arts, the University of Iowa, Hollins University, and DåncēHøLø. She has taught dance for ages 3-12 in Iowa City and New York City, and for adults and pre-professionals at Gibney and Mark Morris Dance Center.

Katie is invested in supporting dance scholarship and arts administration. She served as Editorial Assistant of The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics and is working in the same capacity for Dr. Rebekah Kowal's upcoming book, Dancing the World Smaller: Staging Globalism in Mid-Century America. Currently, she is Program Assistant at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Katie received a BFA in Dance and a BA in English from the University of Iowa. katielskinner.com.