Meet Katie Metzger!
Get to know Company Dancer and Rehearsal Director Katie!
Why did you start dancing?
I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. My mom said it would make me less shy. I think it worked!
Who or what is your biggest dancing inspiration?
Growing up I always looked up to my instructor and mentor Jennifer Medina. She was so creative and passionate! I still look up to her to this day.
What is your proudest dance achievement so far?
Oh gosh let’s see – Becoming Rehearsal Director for an amazing professional dance company is pretty far up on the list.
Tell us about your hobbies outside of dance.
I love the gym, love to hike, and shopping. Definitely love shopping.
Dogs or cats?
Dogs but also love my new kitty addition. I think he has me becoming a cat person as well.
What has been your most memorable moment with the company?
So many to choose from, but I absolutely loved dancing on the Kauffman stage for TEDxKC last year for a sold out crowd. It was definitely one for the record books!
Favorite musical artist or band?
I love all kinds of music from T-Pain to Incubus to Backstreet Boys and Justin Timberlake.
Why did you choose to be a professional dancer?
It challenges me physically, mentally, and artistically every day. I absolutely love the hard work, sweat, and tears that have built my career thus far and cannot wait to see how it continues to shape and grow.