Katie Wackowski - Guest Artist

PCPA (since 2011): Actor: Ensemble, Lend Me A Tenor The Musical; Weaver/Babette, Beauty and the Beast; Gay Wellington, You Can't Take It With You; Ensemble, My Fair Lady; Fermina, Man of La Mancha; Ensemble/Fannie, Mary Poppins; Antious/Laertes/Phasiana, The Penelopiad; Dream Laurey/Ensemble, Oklahoma!, Ensemble, Fiddler on the Roof; Ensemble, Spamalot; Sister Claire, Cyrano de Bergerac; Ensemble, Wizard of Oz; u.s., Clybourne Park; u.s., Noises Off; u.s., Legally Blonde; u.s. A Christmas Carol; Choreographer, Lend Me A Tenor The Musical, You Can't Take It with You, Forever Plaid; Associate Choreographer, Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha; Assistant Choreographer: Oklahoma!, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof, Spamalot

Other Theatres: Choreographer/Actor: Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre; Assistant Choreographer, Phoenix Theatre; Actor: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival

Teaches: Dance 2

Training: BS, Southern Utah University; PCPA (class of 2013)

Teaching Philosophy

I believe learning is as much an alchemical result of the relationship between teacher and student as theatre is the relationship between artists and audience. It is always changing, always in motion, and always a unique experience between each student and teacher. I see each student as an individual with their own learning styles and artistic expression and believe in working in tandem with that uniqueness. Additionally, I believe in the benefits of unity and teamwork that a conservatory-style class can form as they support, inspire, and celebrate one another and I am devoted to nurturing such a bond.

In my classroom I aspire to create a safe and exciting learning environment that inspires curiosity, courage, self-confidence, and a dedication to deeply exploring the craft and self. In this course, learned technique and subject knowledge are combined with an exploration of each student's own artistic expression through dance and movement.

Being an artist is not just a profession - it is a way of life. Above all, it is my goal to nurture artists who are healthy in body, mind, and spirit.