Katie Drablos was born in Dallas, Texas, and began her dance training at the age of three and her study of dance with Kristy Ulmer at KJ Dance Designs, Inc. in Plano at the age of eight. She is currently residing in New York City and was most recently employed as a 2009 and 2010 Radio City Rockette dancing in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. During her time at KJ Katie was awarded numerous dance scholarships and awards including the 2002-2003 Tremaine Dance Convention Teen Female Dancer of the Year. She traveled extensively as a dance performer, competitor, and teaching assistant for Tremaine Dance Convention from 2002-2005. She graduated from Allen High School in 2005 with an International Baccalaureate Diploma and then from Southern Methodist University in 2009 summa cum laude with two degrees, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance. Katie was chosen by the dance faculty at SMU to receive an Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award in the spring of 2009 and is a member of the Robert Stewart Hyer academic honor society.
During her time in the Meadows Dance Division at SMU Katie performed modern dance concert pieces and worked extensively with jazz professor and choreographer, Danny Buraczeski’s, dancing a lead role in Buraczeski’s premiere of “Umbra” in the fall of 2007. Her own choreography was included in SMU student choreography shows. Katie teaches at KJ Dance as time permits and has choreographed a number of competition dances for KJ companies. She remembers her DOTY year with great fondness. Her thanks go out to Joe Tremaine and his staff for all the great dance training she received. Happy 30th Anniversary to the entire Tremaine family!