Katie Scherman

Princess Grace Award Winner 2009

Katie Scherman began her training at Anaheim Ballet with additional studies at Ballet Pacifica, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Houston Ballet. At 15, she was invited to join Houston Ballet II, where she danced for two seasons, as well as in Houston Ballet productions. In 2004, Scherman joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company, where she spent two seasons performing works by George Balanchine, Trey McIntyre, and Septime Webre. In 2010, Scherman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet/Dominican University with a BFA in Dance. Scherman has performed with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, Central California Ballet, Terpsicorps Dance Theatre, and in numerous festivals and galas around the world. Scherman is also a founding member of Zhukov Dance Theatre, where she performed in the 2008 and 2009 summer seasons. Katie was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for Best Ensemble in 2008. In 2009, she was honored with a Princess Grace Award in Dance. Her choreography has been presented in California, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, and Illinois and she currently teaches for universities, companies, and private studios around the US. Katie has been featured as a choreographer and teacher for the 2014 and 2013 Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Summer Program, and the 2014 and 2015 American College Dance Association in the NW region. In 2015, her work “Assez” was selected for the Gala performance at ACDA in Colorado. Katie is also a guest teacher and choreographer for Laguna Dance Theatre in California. Scherman graduated with her MFA in Dance from the University of Oregon in June 2015, where she held a graduate teaching fellowship from 2012-2015. She is the 2015 recipient of the UO Graduate Student Emerging Artist Award. For the 2015-2016 season, Scherman will hold guest residencies at Pacific University and University of Utah. Scherman is also a certified 200hr Yoga teacher through CorePower Yoga. Scherman currently resides in Portland, OR where she performs, teaches, and choreographs.