Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Theatre with dance emphasis, Cum Laude
Ms. Katie Ponozzo
I was born and raised in a small town in northern Idaho called Orofino and studied ballet, tap and jazz in Lewiston and Moscow, Idaho with Festival Dance Academy. After moving to Boise to attend Boise State University I spent two years performing with Idaho Dance Theatre, one year with Stampede Spirit Dancers and two seasons with Drop Dance Collective. Currently I am the artistic director for Off Center Dance, a local modern/contemporary dance company. For four years I taught dance at what was ArtsWest and then Fresco Arts Academy and I am very excited to be teaching here at Idaho Fine Arts Academy. I also teach ballet at Boise State University and a few private studios. I am head of the dance department at College of Idaho, teaching jazz, ballet and rhythmic skills. Along with performing and teaching dance I also perform aerial silks and teach aerial yoga/fitness at Ophidia Studio and Asana climbing gym. I was the 2012 recipient of the independent artist grant from Idaho Commission on the arts for my dance piece "Ball Change". I graduated from Boise State University where I earned a BA in Theatre with dance emphasis, Cum Laude.