Katy Tate is a Creative Producer, Choreographer and Master Teacher whose deep love for the cyclical learning experience received through sharing dance is what drives her. From traveling to studios across the globe, harnessing the energy of a packed convention room of dancers, to one on one solo exploration, the love of creation and learning is still the most exciting thing in her career. Some of her teaching credits include, Tremaine Dance Convention, The Pulse, Nexus, TDX The Dance Experience, Grand Prix Intensive, Arizona Jazz Dance Showcase, The Dance Awards and Dancer Palooza as Co-Conceptor and Producer of CIRQUE-it, Cirque du Soleil’s exclusive dance convention event. Her personal venture she is most proud of is the creation of her seminar series “HUMANN Movement”. A conversation about the growth of emotional intelligence and mental toughness in our next generation of industry professionals and humans in this life. Through this program, the connection between the discipline of dance and life is dissected, discussed and pondered. HUMANN encourages each individual to reflect on their thoughts and actions to see how they are preparing themselves to be accountable professionals in the future.
In Katy’s work commercially, some recent credits include Assistant Director for the Superbowl Halftime Show/ Jennifer Lopez 2020 and her “It’s My Party” Tour in 2019. Supervising Choreographer for World of Dance Season 3. Assistant Director of “Derek Hour Live”, Producer of “Holidays with the Hough’s” with Derek and Julianne Hough, Co-Director of World of Dance Live Tour, choreographer for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Choreographer and Creative Associate for Disney’s Holiday Celebration and Creative Associate for Jennifer Lopez’s MTV Video Vanguard Performance, Time 100, Billboard Music Awards, Latin Billboards, AMAs and more. For 7 years she served as Dance Master at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil as well as working on Mystere, Zumanity, O and La Nouba. Her personal venture she is most proud of is the creation of her speaking series “HUMANN Movement”. A conversation about the growth of emotional intelligence and mental toughness in our next generation of industry professionals and humans in this life.
Katy is a simply a lover of the gift dance. The experience she creates in the classroom allows you to discover yourself and your connections to each other and to find abandonment and vulnerability; So not to solely grow in your craft, but to walk out of the studio feeling your evolution as a human is what class is about. Katy encourages you to examine yourself, your strengths and weakness, and learn to view them all as benefits. The conditioning of the mind and heart is just as imperative as that of the body in dance. For Katy, there is nothing greater than building an energy in a room to allow the safety for you, to all be witness to someone’s breakthrough, maybe even your own.