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Katie Rustowicz

Katie Rustowicz

Katie Rustowicz


Katie Rustowicz is a Michigan native who grew up winning top awards in the competitive dance world. After graduating she moved to California to continue her training under Joseph Malone at the Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Her television credits include Boston Legal, Joan of Arcadia, Tracy Ullman’s “Live & Exposed” / “State of the Union” Seasons 1, 2, & 3, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Bunheads, Growing Up Fisher, and Broad City. Katie has worked with Lily Allen, N.E.R.D, Beyonce, Herbie Hancock, Adam Levine, and more. Commercial credits include Smithfield Ham & Gameworks. In addition to being a working dancer in TV & Film Katie’s stage credits include productions of Evita, Peter Pan, South Pacific, a skeleton crew for Lennon the musical, American Choreography Awards, Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Boston & Providence), and numerous shows around Los Angeles.

In addition to her career as a professional dancer Katie has had numerous opportunities teaching and choreographing around the country. Katie was thrilled to choreograph her first webisode series this past year based off the Richie Rich series. She was a featured teacher in the Dance Spirit Convention & Competition issue. Katie has enjoyed sharing her experience & expertise with multiple conventions & competitions as a guest judge across the country and in Canada.

Katie has been lucky enough to assist one of the industries top master teachers and educators Jackie Sleight. She has assisted Sleight on numerous jobs, master classes, shows around Los Angeles and on her convention L.A. DanceMagic. Katie is thrilled to step into her new position as COO of L.A. DanceMagic. In addition she has enjoyed directing Final Cut & the LADM National Finals Banquet for the past 5 years.

In 2015 Katie started Act 1 Talent because she felt there was something missing in the competitive dance world. To fill that void she set out on a mission to provide dancers, teachers, choreographers and parents with a positive and fair environment for dancers to showcase their talent and hard work. A venue for dancers from around the country to come together as a community and learn alongside each other. By hiring top industry professionals Katie hopes to provide industry insight to new generations of dancers. She is a true believe that with hard work and passion anything is possible.

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