Katy believes that it is essential to present polished material based in strong technique, and that serious belly dance deserves a platform in professional venues. She produces well-attended, highly praised, original dance productions, including What Moves Us, now in its fifth year that the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Katy’s commitment to athleticism in dance is further fueled by her other interests – she is a registered yoga teacher, internationally-published fitness author, and a 5th degree black belt in Shaolin-do style Chinese kung fu. She is a recent appointee to the Board of Trustees at the Cincinnati Ballet and serves on the Artistic Committee. Katy has dedicated her life to dance, fitness, and creative expression.