Teaching Artist Statement
Years of training in dance taught me discipline, the benefits of working as a team, and motivated me to set and achieve goals throughout my life. I am happy to be able to share all these positive benefits with students of all ages. I love helping students discover how to bring together movement, musicality, artistry, and athleticism to discover their own strengths and abilities.
Originally from West Virginia, Katie Finklea began her formal training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she received her high school diploma. She also studied at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Austin Ballet, and Boston Ballet, and has performed professionally with both Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet II. While earning a BA in political science and a minor in French from West Virginia University, Katie taught and coached in West Virginia and Maryland, serving on the faculty of the Morgantown Dance Studio, Momentum Center for the Arts, and the Northern West Virginia Performing Arts Academy. She currently resides in Scituate with her husband and daughter and shares her time and passion for dance with a career in digital marketing. She started teaching at South Shore Conservatory in 2017.