Katie Smith

Teaching Apprentice

I graduated in 2023 from Cornerstone University with my bachelor’s in Film and Video Production and now work as a freelance photographer and videographer as well as running social media and marketing for Goldfish Swim School – GR. Before studying film, dancing was my first love. Primarily trained at Michigan Ballet Academy by Nikoloz Makhateli and Akop and Gaiane Akopian in ballet, contemporary, and jazz. Along with formal dance training I have performed in plays and musicals with theatre companies in GR my whole life. I have directed and choreographed with Midway Theatre Company for their 2022-2023 season and I’m now ready and so excited to work with and be a part of the Civic Theatre family!

What inspires you?
My students! Watching others learn and grow is so inspiring to me, not only in my teaching but in life every day.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
Darth Vader 100%

What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
Goldfish have always been the best.