received her early training in Kentucky with the Owensboro Dance Theatre. Her studies of ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical and tap continued intensively with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Nutmeg Ballet and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Katie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, receiving her BFA in Dance. She worked professionally with Rae Ballard’s Thoughts In Motion and trained extensively at the Jose Limon Institute with Betty Jones and Risa Steinburg. She also danced as a full company member for Hannah Kahn Dance Company in Denver, CO. Katie presently serves as a National Director for Kids Artistic Revue and is the founder and owner of the Fusion Dance Workshop Series, creating in-house workshops for studios across the country. She is proud to serve on the faculty of APA Studios and Danceology Performing Arts Center in San Diego, CA; Cutting Edge Dance Center in Phillips Ranch, CA; and Murrieta Dance Project in Murrieta, CA. She was a finalist in the 2003 and 2007 International Leo’s Choreography Competition, and was also named a finalist in the professional division of the 2006 Palm Desert “Dance Under the Stars” choreography festival. Katie has been teaching all genres of dance for over 15 years to students of all ages and abilities across the nation and is committed to taking the art of teaching and choreography to the next level. Her enthusiasm, incredible technical eye, diverse performing background and unique teaching style help create an enjoyable, highly motivating, hard working classroom atmosphere. “Her work ethic is commendable! Classes are always well thought out and taught at age and level appropriateness . . . interaction with our dancers is always positive and profitable.”


began his dance training as a child in Albuquerque, NM. He went on to receive his formal training from the University of Arizona, where he graduated Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in dance. He has had the privilege of performing works by world-renowned choreographers Mia Michaels and Dee Caspary, and has danced with Malashock Dance and Company and the San Diego Opera. Kevin has also added video and television work to his credits including commercials for Allstate Insurance, videos for Los Angeles based singer Brooke Wilkes, Melissa Lowe's The New Ballet Workout (Kultur Productions), and has appeared dancing on CBS with Miss America 2000, Heather Renee French. Kevin is a full time teacher and choreographer at The Element Dance Center in La Mesa, CA; winner of the 2008 FDC Pinnacle Cup. His past and present students can be seen in national commercials for Welch's Grape Juice, Divaz Dolls, Target, Kraft, Mattel and McDonald's and most recently on Fox’s hit television show GLEE. He has also been awarded Teacher of the Year and Choreography of the Year from Kids Artistic Revue National Finals. Mr. Hermann continues to travel from coast to coast setting his high energy, unique choreography for kids of all ages and is in high demand for master classes and summer intensives. In addition, Kevin travels with the highly acclaimed Fusion Dance Workshops, a personalized in house intensive, to studios around the country. He enjoys sharing his love and passion for dance with kids around the country!