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Katie Dorn

Katherine Dorn
Instructor of Contemporary Dance
School of Dance at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Contemporary Dance
Hollins University
Master of Fine Arts, Dance

About Katie

Katie Dorn teaches contemporary dance technique and composition at Interlochen Arts Academy, Arts Camp, and Interlochen online.

Dorn has taught dance at Sacred Heart University, Barnard College, and Educational Center for the Arts, a magnet arts high school located in New Haven, Connecticut. Her own choreography has been shown at the Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, and Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts as well as across western New York state.

From 2009 to 2019 Dorn was a member of the Lucinda Childs Dance Company and has set the work of Lucinda Childs on students at Barnard College, the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and on the Lyon Opera Ballet's professional artists.

Dorn has also danced for the ‪Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Gus Solomons Jr., Carlos Soto, and Vanessa Walters, among others. She was a featured performer in the revival of the Philip Glass and Robert Wilson opera Einstein on the Beach and has performed visual artist James Lee Byars's "The Mile Long Paper Walk"—a solo that was re-staged by Lucinda Childs for the Marron Atrium at the MoMA.

Dorn holds a B.F.A. and High School Diploma in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and an M.F.A. from Hollins University.

One of my most important jobs as a teacher is to guide students into becoming their own best educators, so they are confidently able to apply what they’ve learned in the studio to their lives and to the communities around them. I have succeeded as a teacher when my students feel motivated, confident, inspired, and create opportunities for themselves within the greater artistic community and the world at large.

  • Member of the Lucinda Childs Dance Company from 2009 - 2019
  • Lucinda Childs Dance Trustee
  • Scholarship recipient at the Merce Cunningham Studio
  • Recipient of the Martha Hill Award for Outstanding Young Professionals in Dance

B.F.A., Contemporary Dance - The University of North Carolina School of the Arts

M.F.A., Dance - Hollins University