No Experience Necessary
Morning and Evening Classes
SHASTA STUDIOS welcomes KATIE MEECE
Born in the Bay Area, Katie started dancing at 5 years old because she needed an outlet for her to exert all her physical energy, and help her with kinesthetic awareness. Some of her earliest memories of Ballet were the love for correct technique, alignment, and of course the beautiful classical music. Katie's love for performing and flying on stage only grew stronger into her teens. She decided at that time to begin branching out into the different possibilities of what there is to learn. She started delving deep into metaphysical studies and learning about yoga, healing, and consciousness. She began really cultivating a practice of staying fully present in the Now with gratitude and appreciation for all life. At 18 Katie decided to pursue a professional ballet career with all of her devotion and love. Everything she had went into her passion for Classical Ballet and she was determined to fulfill her greatest dreams. She began training intensively with Alexi Zubiria who danced as a soloist with San Francisco Ballet, and received private training from Marny Trounson who danced with The Stuttgart and The Royal Ballet; Marny really helped Katie change her life and the quality of her technique and performance. which really. During her professional training she performed classical and contemporary pieces including the principal role in La Corsaire, Snow and Spanish in The Nutcracker, Corps de Ballet roles in La Bayadere, Paquita, and parts of Giselle's Myrtha. After having attained a level of technical excellence she began working with a local company. After working with the company for a few months, something awoke inside of her that changed her entire life. Having to make a really tough decision and transition, she decided she needed to move on from her dreams of being a professional, and begin to use her skills and love for the art in a way to enrich and serve the community around her. She truly believes in all that we are made up of as precious Human beings, and is so excited to begin to merge her conscious awakening in her with her love for Classical Ballet.