Katy Scott

katy Scott

Katy Scott was born in Tampa, Fl. She began her training in classical ballet at age four in a small local studio called Temple Terrace Ballet. While there she competed in competitions such as Star Quest, International Dance Challenge and Showbiz, winning numerous awards. At age fourteen she transitioned to a studio in New Tampa called New Tampa Dance Theatre. There she began her training in Modern, Jazz and Tap.

She trained under Trinity Hamilton who studied at the Joffrey Ballet School and was a company member there for many years. She studied modern dance under the instruction of Carla Armstrong who was trained at The Juilliard School. At NTDT she was a part of the studio's Company performing in various seasonal shows as well as their annual Nutcracker each Christmas. After graduating from high school she began attending Palm Beach Atlantic University and studied ballet under the instruction of Eileen Hebron who spent most of her career as a principal dancer of ABT.

She also studied under Jin Young Lee who graduated from NYU with a master’s degree in dance. Under their direction she trained in both classical ballet and various modern styles such as Limon and Horton. While pursuing a BFA in dance performance at the university, Katy was a part of the dance department’s Ensemble. This Ensemble was designed to give students a look into the life of a professional dancer. Requirements of the performance group involved being in studio five to six days a week memorizing various pieces of work which would be performed at the end of each semester.

During her studies at PBA she interned with Miami City Ballet volunteering during their seasonal performances. As a result of her involvement with the company she participated as an entertainer during one of the company’s galas. During her final semester at Palm Beach Atlantic she choreographed and performed in her own show allowing her to showcase her choreographic ability. During her time at PBA she was also a member of the University’s Spirit Squad which performed on court during basketball games. In the past year, she has returned to Temple Terrace Ballet where she teaches pre and intermediate ballet. She also choreographed for Kim Hall's School of Dance competitive team.

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