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Katie Martin-Lohiya

Katie Martin-Lohiya originally from Chicago, IL, began her early training at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts and the Lou Conte Dance Studio. At the age of 16 she became an apprentice with TJ and Company and performed works by Terri Jo Englund and Laura Wade. Katie continued her training in college and was awarded a scholarship to attend Point Park University's Conservatory of Dance (PPU). Through PPU she studied dance abroad in Paris, France. After that Katie moved to NYC to complete her BFA in dance graduating magna cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College in 2011. While at Marymount she had the opportunity to perform works by Benoit-Swan Pouffer, May O'Donnel, John Butler, Erick Hawkins, and Igal Perry. In the summer after graduation, Katie studied on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham Professional Training Program. She also trained at the Hubbard Street Summer Intensive, River North Summer Intensive, and the American Dance Festival.

In NYC, Katie has performed with the Synthesis Aesthetics Project, the Long Island Dance Project, and is currently in her fourth season with Lydia Johnson Dance.

In addition to performing, Katie has always had a passion for teaching. She loves working with young aspiring artists. Katie has taught ballet and contemporary for the Long Island Dance Project and Astoria School of Fine Arts. She is currently on faculty at the Play Area Association, and the Lydia Johnson School of Dance. Katie also serves as the Assistant Director for Lydia Johnson's Summer Dance Camp. After starting out as a teaching assistant, Katie is thrilled to join the faculty at The School at Steps.