Katie Goeltz is from California. She began her dance training at the age of 2 at Bobbie’s School of Performing Arts in Southern California. Katie began her journey in competition dance at the age of 5, and continued throughout the end of her senior year of high school. In 2013, her family relocated to San Francisco, California and she began training at Nor Cal Dance Arts. Throughout her time at Nor Cal Dance Arts, she worked with many guest choreographers including Dana Folgia, Talia Favia, Danny Lawn, Andrew Winghart, Chaz Buzan, Travis Wall, Ethan Colangelo, Meghan Sannett, Azuki Umeda, Lauren Slack, Derrick Schrader, Morgan Burke, Zachary Venagas, Nick Meola, and many more. Her training also consists of many summer intensives including the Arts Umbrella International Summer Dance Intensive, the BODYTRAFFIC summer intensive, chuthis. Movement Intensive, Pre-Professional Dancer Institute, Camp Protégé, and Chapters Dance. In the summer of 2022, Katie participated in a residency at Zeitgiest Dance Theater, and spent three weeks in Santa Fe as a Trainee for the
Katie began teaching during her senior year of high school as a tap instructor and
substitute teacher at Nor Cal Dance Arts, and fell in love with being able to watch her students grow. She has also been recognized for her choreography as the Icon Dance Awards Student Choreography Winner in 2020 and was selected as a finalist for New Century Dance Project in 2022.
Katie spent her first year out of High School at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as a Dance Major. She was introduced to a collegiate dance setting and was able to enhance her training while in New York.
Throughout her dance training, she was introduced to many cross training techniques, including Pilates, Yoga, and Gyrotonic. She found a love for Gyrotonic, and is a certified Level 1 Instructor. Katie uses Gyrotonic to help her students, by helping them find strength in their Gyrotonic lessons to apply through dance classes with her.