Katie Marie Hughes, originally from Holland Michigan, has studied under teachers including Jefferson Baum, John Magnus, Charthel Arthur, Judith Rice, Julio Rivera, Ray Tadio, Dorrell Martin, and Dawn McIlhargey, while receiving training in classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, modern, and several other forms of dance. As a professional, she has toured Germany, Denmark, and the United States while dancing with Grand Rapids Ballet, InSync Dance Theatre, Contemporary Motions, Davis Contemporary Dance, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, and is now honored to be working with Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Katie is also a national recording artist, author, speaker, and certified health & lifestyle coach. She is excited to call the beautiful city of Sarasota her new home with husband, David, and would like to thank the dancers of Sarasota Contemporary and the lovely Leymis Bolanos Wilmott for their welcoming hearts and beautiful artistry.