Kate Harpootlian is a sometimes working dancer, professional auditioner, budding choreographer and improvisational comedienne extraordinaire. She was a raised a Southerner training at the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Dale Lam. Having traveled the world with CCJC, Kate graduated early from high school and took her dancing dreams to the great city of New York. She now sort of resides in Los Angeles and New York and kind of her suitcase. Her sometimes work credits include Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” Dancing with the Stars, Merce Cunningham’s Inlets II, Boardwalk Empire, Ellen, SYTYCD Season 12, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective, works by Jason Parsons, works by Heather Lang, Oui Danse, and Shaping Sound Dance Company.
In 2016, she was runner-up at the Capezio Ace Awards with her piece "Diginity." The following year she premiered "Better Late Than Never" at 25Live in Long Beach. She currently enjoys working and choreographing with young students across the country, hoping to the inspire them with her nerdy love of body alignment, theatrical contemporary movement, and self deprecating stories of advice such as “what you shouldn’t do in auditions that I have done.” A constant student at heart she has been exploring the journey from dancer to creator for some time and is most certainly excited to show what has come of it.