Katie Giammarino


Kids Hip Hop, Heels, Groove and Sweat, Work Your Booty, Reception

Katie began pursuing her love of dance at a very young age. Born and raised in Calgary, AB she began training with Absolute Dance Inc. performing numerous years of competition in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theatre, and Pointe as well as successfully completing exams in the RAD Ballet syllabus up to the advanced levels. After high school, she went on to pursue her career in Toronto at George Brown College in the Commercial Dance Program. Katie continually trains throughout the city of Calgary in all styles of hip-hop.

Why do you love teaching?

I love being able to share the culture and knowledge that dance brings to the community!

What is a fun fact no one knows about you?

I’m a certified personal trainer on the side!

Why do you dance?

The freedom of expression and emotion that dancing brings regardless of style or class is unexplainable. I can’t imagine my life without it.

What is your favourite memory at pulse studios?

I’ve only been here for a few months but the sense of community here is the most rewarding thing. It makes going to work not seem like work.

Katie's accomplishments:

· Shaved her head for cancer
· Completed the Commercial Dance Program at George Brown College