Katie Hopkins is a modern dancer, teacher, and choreographer who currently resides in Austin, TX. Specializing in movement, Katie has worked with many marching band and color guard programs around the country, including Alter Ego Independent World, Origins Independent Open, Trumbull High School, Plymouth Canton High School, Castle High School, and more. Since moving to Texas in 2016, she has served as a choreographer and instructor for Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, Cedar Ridge High School, Westlake High School, Dripping Springs High School and more.
Katie recently began her first year as the Vision Dance Company Director at Vandegrift High School in Austin. She is currently on staff at the 2018 DCI World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard where she choreographs and is responsible for the color guard movement program. Katie’s drum corps career began in 2006 when she was a member of the Cadets color guard for four years. She then went on to teach and choreograph for the Cadets from 2010 to 2017.
Originally from Arlington Heights, Illinois, Katie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in teaching and performance and a minor in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management. She has been an artist with multimedia dance company, ARCOS (Austin, TX) since its founding in 2011, touring extensively in the US and UK, and assisting the directors on choreographic commissions and teaching professional classes. Katie is invested in maintaining a high level of physicality and authenticity with movement in her performance, teaching, and choreography.
Katie is thrilled to join the team at Fusion World in 2020.