Katie Gibbens is a classically trained ballet dancer with years of performing and teaching experience. She trained formally at the School of Nashville Ballet, completing her high school years in the School's advanced levels. Upon receiving artistic and academic scholarships to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance at the prestigious Meadows School of the Arts. In 2007 she began her professional career at North Carolina Dance Theatre, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. She then had the privilege of studying and performing with ballet companies from California to London, including State Street Ballet, Missouri Ballet Theatre, and European Ballet. Katie enjoys sharing her love of dance, using a supportive and nurturing teaching style with her students.