Katie Lappier

Originally from Illinois, Katie has been teaching, directing, performing, and choreographing in the Puget Sound region since 2005. In addition to producing and directing, Katie serves as the Associate Director of Education at the Broadway Center in Tacoma, managing year-round performing arts and social-emotional programs for youth and a canon of statewide Civil Rights Legacy Touring productions. Katie has also worked as a public school dance specialist, directed her own dance school located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, serves as a volunteer co-director of Tacoma’s Barefoot Collective, a community–based modern dance company, and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education. Katie has performed with BQ Danza, MG & MH Arts, and Callous Physical Theatre, as well as producing her own work in Illinois, Missouri, and Washington.

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      When asked what she attributes these changes to, Principal Gerrie Garton has one answer: the arts.

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