Katelyn Skelley is a dancer, educator and choreographer. She received her early training at Minnesota Dance Theater under the direction of Loyce Houlton who's creative workshops instilled artistry into movement from a young age. After graduating with a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (2006), Katelyn freelanced between modern dance, contemporary ballet and gaga based movement working with Kyle Abraham, Cherylyn Lavagnino and Gallim Dance in New York. Craving something more consistent she joined TU Dance (St. Paul, MN) as a company member (2009-2016) working as a performer, choreographic assistant, rehearsal director and teacher within the organization. To find new ways of approaching, she began exploring physical theater in clown and Greek tragedy, voice work and somatic practices. Her work continues to be strongly influenced by these mediums and how they can dance. She was most recently an artist in residence at Atalaia Artes Performativas in Portugal and a dancer at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern in Germany. In April 2018 she enrolled in the MA CoDE program at HfMDK.