Katelyn Harris is a native of Texas and has been studying dance, movement, and choreography for the past 25 years as well as performing and teaching professionally around the world for the past 15 years! She has studied many styles of movement including rhythm tap, classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, swing dance and hatha yoga. Katelyn trained and received her Yoga Teacher Certification through Namah Shivaya International School of Yoga in 2011 and a Massage Therapy License from Parker University in 2012. In addition to her dance education in Dallas she has also trained with Michelle Latimer in Denver, NYC's Broadway Dance Center and STEPS, as well as Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles.
Katelyn was a principal dancer with Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, TX from 2006-2010. She has toured internationally with Tapestry's production of "The Souls of Our Feet", performing tribute dances in the roles of Eleanor Powell and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson . She has been nominated for best dancer by the Austin Critics Table awards for her roles in "The Souls of Our Feet" (2008) and "Ears Wide Open" (2010). Through her work as a student, performer, and teacher, she has been very fortunate to learn from and share the stage with such great masters as Acia Gray, Jeni LeGon, Harold Cromer, Buster Cooper, Brenda Buffalino, Sarah Petronio, Arthur Duncan, Dianne Walker, Barbara Phillips, Max Pollak, Lisa La Touche, Jay Fagan, Derick Grant, Jason Janas, Matt Shields, and many many more. Katelyn has also worked with Tasha Lawson's Tri-Tone Productions, a company that fuses body percussion, tap dance, and contemporary movement into unique works of art, debuting pieces at Soul to Sole Tap Festival (2009), Chicago Human Rhythm Project (2011), and the International Body Music Festival (2013) alongside Keith Terry and Bryan Dyer.
Katelyn has been on faculty for 'Third Coast Rhythm Project', 'Rhythm, Body, & Soul Festival' in Calgary, Next Step Dance Performing Arts Center, and has written on tap dance for The Langdon Review. She has won numerous awards and honors for her innovative contemporary tap choreography on the local and national level. Katelyn was co-founder, artistic and executive director for The Drawbacks Youth Tap Ensemble from 2008-2014 and is now laying the foundations for a new Dallas-based professional Tap Dance Company and non-profit organization, Rhythmic Souls.