Katie Hooper is our Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, and Darby’s Dancers instructor for the 2017-18 dance season. She started dancing at Ashburn Academy of Dance, with Katie Beliveau and Anne Marie Kimmell, at the age of 8 where she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Lyrical. Katie graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Dance, with honors, in May of 2015 and a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology in May of 2017. She studied Ballet, Folk, Pilates, Butoh, and Modern dance while at JMU. Katie has taught dance and choreographed in Loudoun County for the past 5 years. She is excited for her second year teaching at Ashburn Academy of Dance!