Katie Lake was born and raised in Massachusetts and received her early dance training at the Dance Studio of Wakefield and Northeast School of Ballet with additional training at the Boston Ballet School, the Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. In 2012, Katie graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Psychology from Alonzo King LINES Ballet/Dominican University of California. While at LINES, she had the pleasure of working with artists such as Alonzo King, Maurya Kerr, Arturo Fernandez, Gregory Dawson, Christian Burns, & Amanda K. Miller, among others. Upon graduation, Katie performed with San Francisco based company Garrett + Moulton Productions on their Swiss tour with the Del Sol String Quartet. Following this project, she moved to Saarbrücken, Germany, where she joined Ballett of Saarlandisches Staatstheater as a Soloist. While in Germany, Katie had the opportunity to perform works by world renowned artists such as Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Alexander Eckman, Stijn Celis, Marguerite Donlon, Duda Paiva, & Kenneth MacMillan. In October 2016 she received her RYT 200 Yoga Certification from the Yandara Institute in Baja California, Mexico. She is thrilled to be joining Gibney Dance Company as an Artistic Associate for the 2017/2018 season!