Katie McCann graduated Summa cum Laude from Butler University’s Dance Department with a Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration. While at Butler, she performed soloist and principal roles with the university performance company including Myrtha in Giselle and Odile in Swan Lake. She also performed in original contemporary ballet and modern-dance works by choreographers Donald Byrd and former Martha Graham company member Larry White. After graduation, Katie danced with Kentucky Ballet Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. She performed soloist roles in Giselle, Paquita, Dracula, The Nutcracker, and various repertory pieces.
Now in Chicago, she is director of Dance in the Parks, a non-profit dance initiative that brings free, professional, outdoor, concert-dance performances to neighborhood parks. She teaches student and professional-level ballet classes throughout the Chicago area.