Teaching Artist.

When I announced to my parents I wanted to be an actor, they didn't blink an eye.  Telling my parents I was going to teach children how to act made them laugh out loud.  Teaching (read: being surrounded by children) was never a part of my "grand plan" and so when my first opportunity to be a guest artist for Woodland Hills High School's Gifted Program presented itself, I reluctantly dove into the deep end of the teaching world.  

How immensely glad I am I did.

After stumbling my way through some challenges and up a rather steep learning curve, I came to the realization that teaching my students to appreciate the arts fulfills me as much as creating art does.  I pride myself on creating a safe environment for my students to create, fail and play.

Classes range from Shakespeare to musical theater; tap dance to beginning movement; improvisation to monologues; playwriting to voice and speech.  For a full resume of my teaching experiences, please click here.

Private lessons for all ages are offered in acting (contemporary and classical), accents and dialects, and musical theater coaching.  I'm currently accepting private students.  If you'd like to get more information on taking private lessons, please contact me! 

For a full list of my experience, check out my resume.

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I started working with Katie to improve on stage dialect. Through drills and also doing some monologue and scene work, my speech has not only improved, but my confidence as an actor as well. I would recommend Katie to any actor, young or old.
— Leo L., private student
Katie is such a wonderful teacher; she gives me tools that I need to be successful in a very constructive and supportive way!
— Michaela S., private student
A class with Katie is guaranteed fun, because she makes an effort to get to know you, and listens to your ideas.
— Saltworks Young Actors' Studio student
Katie is a great inspiration and teacher. I learned a great deal about playwriting from her!
— City Theatre Young Playwright