katie ardesia

Katie’s passion for dance and performing arts started at a young age. She began taking ballet and tap classes at the age of 4 in Cheshire, CT at Cheshire Dance Centre. She continued her dance training with the same studio for 11 years participating in classes in ballet, tap, modern, and hip hop. Through this studio she participated in annual recitals, annual productions of the Nutcracker, the Cecchetti Counsel of America ballet examinations, and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing tap examinations. One of her favorite experiences as a dancer was the opportunity to assist classes for younger dancers ages 4 & 5, as well as the long-lasting friendships she made with her fellow studio members. During high school, Katie was able to use her background in dance to pursue her other passion, musical theatre. She participated in multiple productions from both her high school and her town’s community theatre as both a featured dancer, and in some cases, a lead performer. 


Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in small business management from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Following her college career, Katie worked as a PR and Marketing Intern for a nonprofit gaining skills in branding, communication, and graphic design. 


Katie moved to San Diego in the summer of 2021 because she has always wanted to try living on the west coast, and she is loving it! She especially loves taking her English mastiff, Bodhi, to the beach and the amazing sunny weather. She is very excited to be a part of the Inspired Movement Dance family and hopes to help create an incredibly positive environment for students to explore their passion for dance.