Katie is an actress from Nashville, Tennessee who has a strong passion for the performing arts.
After studying at Auburn University for one year, Katie transferred to Belmont University to finish out her studies and graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. During her time at Belmont, Katie appeared in six different musical productions, including the first ever collegiate production of Les Miserables. She also wrote, directed, and starred in her senior thesis production of a one act comedic musical parody of The Hunger Games.
Katie was an active competitor for Belmont University's Speech and Debate team, and now holds multiple state championship titles for different competitive events as well as a first place national championship title in Dramatic Interpretation in 2014.
Katie served as a key participant in several master classes and workshops by Broadway influences such as Jason Robert Brown (composer of The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, Parade, and 13), Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (composers of Edges, Dogfight, and A Christmas Story), Merri Sugarman (casting director for Jersey Boys and Les Miserables), Tina Marie Cassamento (casting director for Beauty and the Beast and Shrek the Musical), Ted Chapin (President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein and previous chairman of the American Theatre Wing), Judy Blazer (Broadway actress in which credits include Titanic and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), and Jen Waldman (Artistic Director at the Hangar Theatre and a part of the Original Broadway Cast of Wicked).
Katie actively practices the acting techniques of Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner, as well as Catherine Fitzmaurice voicework.
In 2012, Katie represented the city of Nashville as "Miss Nashville" for the Miss America Organization.