So You Think You Can Dance 2011: Profile of finalist Katie Love
Talented choreographer and leader with bags of energy
Coming from a theatrical family, it was through her local Worcester Amateur Dramatics Society, stage managed by her dad, that Katie got her first taste of performance. Katie went on to train in dance and theatre performance at Doreen Bird College, where she was scouted by an agent, and then went on to form her own theatre company, Default Theatre.
Since starting ballet lessons as a shy 2 year old, Katie has progressed into an energetic teacher and leader. In 2009, she received funding in order to direct, choreograph and produce her own show, ‘Dangerous Fields’, which was performed at Stratford Circus.
This is the second year Katie has auditioned in front of the judges, and now she’s made it through to the live shows, she can’t wait for the challenge, “It’s a great opportunity to finally put my skills into practice and be exposed to new challenges and essentially, critique… I want to better myself” she says.
Katie took part in all-England dance contests from a young age, often making it through to the finals. She loves competition, and so feels that So You Think You Can Dance provides her with exactly what she’s looking for.
With her vibrant pink hair, Katie’s style is unique, and she likes to keep her dancing the same way. “I don’t fit into a box”, she says, “I do love contemporary…it allows me to move my way”.